Traffic Management in Elsternwick South

In response to feedback from local residents around traffic, Council has been working on a local traffic management plan for the southern part of Elsternwick. This is the area in the map to the right, focused around College Street, St James Parade and the College.

In June-July 2021 we sought feedback from the community on two options for the plan.

Each option shared three treatments:

Option 1 included treatment 4a and Option 2 included treatment 4b.

A summary of what we heard from the community can be found here.

Overall, there were mixed views. Traffic is recognised as an issue for many people in the area but there was no community and stakeholder consensus on the scale or type of treatments needed. Views tended to differ by street.

Community feedback did not present a clear preference for either option presented. Treatments 3 and 4a/b in particular were viewed very differently by the community. While some positive views were expressed, community sentiment overall was predominantly opposed to these treatments, with a range of concerns put forward.

More support was received for treatments 1 and 2, although concerns were raised around cyclist safety and residential access. We received a range of suggestions for speed changes and trialling “local traffic only” signage as alternative solutions.

NEXT STEPS

Following the feedback that has been shared, we are looking to further refine treatments 1 and 2 over the remainder of the financial year (to June 2022) to respond to suggestions for improvement, but not proceed with treatments 3, 4a or 4b.

With a range of feedback provided from residents of College Street, we’d like to additionally explore alternative, smaller scale signage and speed reduction options for this location.

Similarly, we’d like to explore speed reduction options for Brentani Ave, Nagle Ave, St James Pde, Clonard Ave, Gough St, Duffy Ave and College St, south of the Leibler Yavneh College, to respond to safety issues raised by the community.

FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT

Depending on the progress of the further work mentioned above, localised consultation may be required.

If you would like to hear about any opportunities by email, please subscribe to this page to receive updates.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and shared their views with Council.

In response to feedback from local residents around traffic, Council has been working on a local traffic management plan for the southern part of Elsternwick. This is the area in the map to the right, focused around College Street, St James Parade and the College.

In June-July 2021 we sought feedback from the community on two options for the plan.

Each option shared three treatments:

Option 1 included treatment 4a and Option 2 included treatment 4b.

A summary of what we heard from the community can be found here.

Overall, there were mixed views. Traffic is recognised as an issue for many people in the area but there was no community and stakeholder consensus on the scale or type of treatments needed. Views tended to differ by street.

Community feedback did not present a clear preference for either option presented. Treatments 3 and 4a/b in particular were viewed very differently by the community. While some positive views were expressed, community sentiment overall was predominantly opposed to these treatments, with a range of concerns put forward.

More support was received for treatments 1 and 2, although concerns were raised around cyclist safety and residential access. We received a range of suggestions for speed changes and trialling “local traffic only” signage as alternative solutions.

NEXT STEPS

Following the feedback that has been shared, we are looking to further refine treatments 1 and 2 over the remainder of the financial year (to June 2022) to respond to suggestions for improvement, but not proceed with treatments 3, 4a or 4b.

With a range of feedback provided from residents of College Street, we’d like to additionally explore alternative, smaller scale signage and speed reduction options for this location.

Similarly, we’d like to explore speed reduction options for Brentani Ave, Nagle Ave, St James Pde, Clonard Ave, Gough St, Duffy Ave and College St, south of the Leibler Yavneh College, to respond to safety issues raised by the community.

FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT

Depending on the progress of the further work mentioned above, localised consultation may be required.

If you would like to hear about any opportunities by email, please subscribe to this page to receive updates.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and shared their views with Council.

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