City to investigate community consultation options on local traffic issues

Council will be presented with a report on a suggested process for engaging with the community

about local traffic issues in the Kardinia Ward.

This week, council requested the report from the City’s CEO to address community members’

concerns about pedestrian safety at the following locations:

  • Burdekin Drive, Highton (at or near the entrance to Christian College);
  • Highmont Drive and Charolais Court, Belmont;
  • Meadowvale Drive and Amarina Crescent, Grovedale; and
  • Carter Road, Armstrong Creek.

Community members have approached councillors over the years about these areas and believe

that pedestrian wombat crossings could improve safety.

An assessment will be undertaken to determine if statutory warrants for pedestrian safety

improvements are met at these locations.

Last night’s resolution was as a result of a Notice of Motion from Councillor Ron Nelson.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said council wants to engage further with residents about these areas and noted that Meadowvale Drive is an active project for the City.

Community members have identified that these areas could be reviewed for pedestrian safety improvements.

We want to know more about what some of the perceived issues are and look forward to receiving the CEO’s report on a suggested process for consultation.

Cr Ron Nelson thanked community members for raising potential safety issues in the Kardinia Ward.

The Kardinia Ward’s population continues to grow, which puts pressure on our existing

infrastructure.

Pedestrian safety is paramount, which is why I’ve raised a number of Notices of Motion on how to make improvements for community members on this very topic.

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