Have your say on Moorabbin traffic improvements
3 August 2016
Community input is being sought on major traffic improvements in Moorabbin to increase safety, discourage speeding and ensure residents have access to on-street parking.
Kingston Council has proposed a wide-range of traffic improvements across Moorabbin to respond to key changes in the area including the opening of the Dingley Bypass, development of the new private hospital at the Holmesglen TAFE site and the Moorabbin Reserve redevelopment.
More than 200 people took part in community consultation to identify traffic issues in the area and Council is now presenting the draft plan for further community feedback.
Key recommendations of the study include:
Protecting resident access to on-street parking through:
- 2-hour weekend parking restrictions on one side of residential streets within a 300m radius around the Moorabbin Reserve. Residents will be given parking permits exempting them from the time restriction.
- a range of 1-2 hour parking restrictions and residential permit zones on residential streets within 300m radius of Holmesglen TAFE / Hospital site. Residents will be given parking permits exempting them from the time restriction.
Reducing speed and high traffic volume in residential streets by introducing speed humps in Chapel Road, Perry St and Linton St.
Improving safety at South Road/side street intersections by:
- installing ‘Keep Clear’ section at South Rd/Fletcher St intersection
- installling ‘No Stopping’ signage in Clay Street and Horsmunden Road near South Road to improve vision
- removing median linemarking at Linton Street/South Road to allow more cars to queue.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said community suggestions had helped generate many of the proposed improvements. “We’re keen to work in partnership with our community to hear local ideas and solutions for local issues,” Cr Bearsley said.
Community input on the proposed traffic changes is open until midday Monday 22 August.
Interested residents can read the draft report and have their say at kingston.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay