Engagement update

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to all who shared your views.

The engagement report summarising the engagement process and community's feedback can be found in the document library on this page.

Council considered your feedback at the 6 February 2024 Ordinary Council Meeting and resolved to not support either of the two options proposed by the LXRP. Instead, we wrote to the LXRP and the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to advocate on your behalf and encourage them to reconsider the options.

We want the LXRP to work with Council and the community to achieve the best possible outcome that balances safe cycling, residential amenity and retaining as many trees as possible.

Project background

The Victorian Government's Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is proposing an upgraded cycling connection between Glen Huntly Station and Caulfield Station as part of the Glen Huntly Level Crossing Removal Project. They aim to complete the development along Queens Avenue in Caulfield East by the end of 2024.

The cycling corridor would continue the recently finished path that now follows the train line from Glen Huntly Station to Neerim Road. The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) has put forward two cycling corridor options along Queens Avenue, and asked for Council's recommendation. Before Council provides its recommendation, we want to understand the community's preference.

Feasible options

The LXRP has put forward two options along Queens Avenue:

Option one: a three-metre-wide shared use path on the racecourse side of Queens Avenue, which requires the removal of more than 200 existing trees, with new trees and plants to be substituted; or

Option two: a separated on-road bike path along the racecourse side of Queens Avenue, which requires significantly less tree removal but removes parking from the eastern side of the road.

This survey also allows the community to preference neither option.

Option one details

A diagram showing what the first option will look like at a street level, with cars, bicycles, trees, path, kerbs, and fences

Option two details

A diagram showing what the second option will look like at a street level, with cars, bicycles, trees, path, kerbs, and fences

For more information about option one and two, and what impact they will have, please view the fact sheet in the Document Library.

Option three - neither option one or two

Community questions

Council held an information webinar online via Zoom at 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 24 January.

This webinar provided information about the Level Crossing Removal Project's plans and answered the ten most popular community questions nominated in advance as well as some of the questions asked live during the session. Answers to all questions have been provided below.

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