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The community helps shape Kingston

5 February 2016

Put your stamp on Kingston by helping shape a range of new Council projects and plans open for consultation in February.

Council is seeking community input on a wide range of issues including parking, extending the Bay Trail, the needs of people living in apartments and even ideas for where new public toilets are needed across Kingston.

Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said Council wanted to make sure the community’s voice was heard during the early stages of project planning.  “We conduct a wide range of consultations throughout the year and always invite the community to have a say to ensure the end results meet community needs now and for years to come,” Cr Bearsley said. “Check out the ‘Have your Say’ section of Council’s website anytime throughout the year to see current consultations.”

To find out more about current consultation see kingston.vic.gov.au/haveyour say. Consultations taking place in February include:

Parking: Give your feedback on Council’s draft Parking Management Plan that aims to address the growing demand for parking across the municipality and balance the differing needs of residents, businesses, school communities, beach visitors and commuters parking near train stations.

Apartment living:  With apartment dwellers on the rise, Kingston Council is conducting a survey to ensure that our newest residents have services and facilities to support their needs.  Help shape the community services in your area, the types of parks, sports and recreation facilities available to you, parking, cycling and transport infrastructure, and the make-up of your local shops.

Public toilets: Are there enough public toilets in Kingston? Where should new ones be located, and what sort of facilities do you prefer?  

Old Wells Road, Patterson Lakes:  Works are planned between McLeod Road and the Patterson River Bridge. Upgrades include new road surface, upgraded drainage plus safety and speed control measures.  

Kingston’s Bay Trail: Proposed extension of the Bay Trail shared bike/walking path from Mentone to Mordialloc.  Council is seeking community input on a preferred location for the path. A series of drop-in information sessions will be held along the foreshore in coming weeks and an online survey is available to have your say.

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