Traffic Management in Elsternwick South

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the consultation period has been extended for two weeks to 5 July 2021.


We're seeking your feedback on options for managing traffic in Elsternwick South.

Council is developing a Local Area Traffic Management Plan for Elsternwick South. This is the area in the map to the right, focused around College Street, St James Parade and around the Leibler Yavneh College. The aim of this work is to address unnecessary through-traffic, create a safer environment for walkers and riders and explore opportunities for greenery. In preparation for the plan, traffic and parking studies have been completed.

Drawing on the data and community input a range of traffic treatments have been developed, located at pivotal points in the neighbourhood.

The treatments are designed to work together, to have a whole-of-neighbourhood effect. This is why we've put them together into a plan.

To reflect feedback we've heard to date, we've developed two different versions of this plan - option 1 and option 2. You can see these presented in the slides below.


Each option shares three treatments:

Treatment 1: Slow point on Denver Crescent - Involves the installation of a raised paved threshold along Denver Crescent to help slow traffic, together with a new kerb extension and greenery. Read more here.


Treatment 2: Traffic calming on Clarence Street, Brentani Avenue and Shoobra Road - Involves the conversion of the current school crossing on Riddell Parade to a raised crossing and installation of a second raised threshold treatment at the entrance to Brentani Avenue. Also involves installation of a new splitter island to prevent right turns from Clarence Street into Shoobra Road. Read more here.


Treatment 3: Southbound road closure on College Street after the roundabout with Elster Avenue and Begonia Road - Involves the change to no southbound vehicle access except cyclists, with the installation of a new cycling collection, and pedestrians. New signage, pavement markings and kerb extensions. Read more here


The options also share a proposal for lower speed limits around Leibler Yavneh college.

But each option has a different treatment 4.

OPTION 1 includes treatment 4a: Traffic diversion St James Parade, Nepean Highway Service Road, Elster Avenue - Involves restricting vehicle entry to St James Parade from Nepean Highway Service Road to reduce traffic volume and improve safety and amenity. To discourage unsafe U-turns on Elster Avenue, an extension is proposed to the splitter island. Read more here.


OPTION 2 includes treatment 4b: Pocket park St James Parade - involves the creation of a pocket park on St James Parade, adding open green space and reducing unnecessary through traffic. Read more here.


What might travel times look like should either option 1 or option 2 be implemented? Our assessment suggests that there would be some changes, but that overall, impacts are likely to be low. Read more here.


Share your thoughts

We'd like to hear your thoughts on which option you prefer and why. To get involved, you can:

Keen to be kept up-to-date? Subscribe to this page via the box to the right to receive future updates on this project by email.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the consultation period has been extended for two weeks to 5 July 2021.


We're seeking your feedback on options for managing traffic in Elsternwick South.

Council is developing a Local Area Traffic Management Plan for Elsternwick South. This is the area in the map to the right, focused around College Street, St James Parade and around the Leibler Yavneh College. The aim of this work is to address unnecessary through-traffic, create a safer environment for walkers and riders and explore opportunities for greenery. In preparation for the plan, traffic and parking studies have been completed.

Drawing on the data and community input a range of traffic treatments have been developed, located at pivotal points in the neighbourhood.

The treatments are designed to work together, to have a whole-of-neighbourhood effect. This is why we've put them together into a plan.

To reflect feedback we've heard to date, we've developed two different versions of this plan - option 1 and option 2. You can see these presented in the slides below.


Each option shares three treatments:

Treatment 1: Slow point on Denver Crescent - Involves the installation of a raised paved threshold along Denver Crescent to help slow traffic, together with a new kerb extension and greenery. Read more here.


Treatment 2: Traffic calming on Clarence Street, Brentani Avenue and Shoobra Road - Involves the conversion of the current school crossing on Riddell Parade to a raised crossing and installation of a second raised threshold treatment at the entrance to Brentani Avenue. Also involves installation of a new splitter island to prevent right turns from Clarence Street into Shoobra Road. Read more here.


Treatment 3: Southbound road closure on College Street after the roundabout with Elster Avenue and Begonia Road - Involves the change to no southbound vehicle access except cyclists, with the installation of a new cycling collection, and pedestrians. New signage, pavement markings and kerb extensions. Read more here


The options also share a proposal for lower speed limits around Leibler Yavneh college.

But each option has a different treatment 4.

OPTION 1 includes treatment 4a: Traffic diversion St James Parade, Nepean Highway Service Road, Elster Avenue - Involves restricting vehicle entry to St James Parade from Nepean Highway Service Road to reduce traffic volume and improve safety and amenity. To discourage unsafe U-turns on Elster Avenue, an extension is proposed to the splitter island. Read more here.


OPTION 2 includes treatment 4b: Pocket park St James Parade - involves the creation of a pocket park on St James Parade, adding open green space and reducing unnecessary through traffic. Read more here.


What might travel times look like should either option 1 or option 2 be implemented? Our assessment suggests that there would be some changes, but that overall, impacts are likely to be low. Read more here.


Share your thoughts

We'd like to hear your thoughts on which option you prefer and why. To get involved, you can:

Keen to be kept up-to-date? Subscribe to this page via the box to the right to receive future updates on this project by email.

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