Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Pilot

Consultation has concluded

In early 2019, we engaged with the community to hear ideas on what should be included in a new Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan aimed to work towards an environment that encourages active and independent travel as well as protecting and enhancing neighbourhood amenity in a Study Area of Bentleigh East, between Deakin Street, Mackie Road, Centre Road and East Boundary Road.

A Community Reference Group worked with us to guide the project and develop a vision for the area. This vision was for Bentleigh East as 'a pedestrian friendly neighbourhood that prioritises families and children, creating a safe street environment for those who want to walk and ride'.

A draft Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Plan was then developed, with community feedback sought.

Over 2020, the Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Project went into a period of postponement as our community and Council responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early 2021, a prioritisation review of strategic projects was undertaken by Council given the impact of the pandemic. This review has determined that this project will not be proceeding during this current Council term. Work done to date in the Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood project won’t be wasted and we look forward to reengaging with the project in the future.

Thank you to all community members for your involvement in the project and for the valuable feedback shared.

In early 2019, we engaged with the community to hear ideas on what should be included in a new Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan aimed to work towards an environment that encourages active and independent travel as well as protecting and enhancing neighbourhood amenity in a Study Area of Bentleigh East, between Deakin Street, Mackie Road, Centre Road and East Boundary Road.

A Community Reference Group worked with us to guide the project and develop a vision for the area. This vision was for Bentleigh East as 'a pedestrian friendly neighbourhood that prioritises families and children, creating a safe street environment for those who want to walk and ride'.

A draft Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Plan was then developed, with community feedback sought.

Over 2020, the Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Project went into a period of postponement as our community and Council responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early 2021, a prioritisation review of strategic projects was undertaken by Council given the impact of the pandemic. This review has determined that this project will not be proceeding during this current Council term. Work done to date in the Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood project won’t be wasted and we look forward to reengaging with the project in the future.

Thank you to all community members for your involvement in the project and for the valuable feedback shared.

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Consultation has concluded