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Feedback on City Rd

08 Oct 2015

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Drop-in community consultation sessions on the City of Melbourne’s Draft City Rd Master Plan got underway at the Boyd Community Hub on September 28.

The consultation process, which was endorsed by councillors at the Future Melbourne Committee meeting on September 8, has provided the community with a chance to share its thoughts on the plan in person and online.

The project’s urban planning team has hosted a number of drop-in sessions, walking tours and pop-ups, which run until Saturday, October 10.

As Southbank’s central spine, the development of City Rd comes as our suburb’s most significant plan to date, which is why portfolio chair for transport Cr Cathy Oke said it was vital that the community had its say.

“City Rd is an important thoroughfare, however feedback from the community is largely that it is a difficult place to get around as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist or public transport user,” she said.

“We’ve listened to the local community share their experiences and expectations of City Rd and have fed this into the draft master plan.”

“I encourage all users of the City Rd area to provide feedback on the draft plan and contribute with ideas on improvements which could transform the area.”

The feedback provided from the hundreds who have commented on the master plan via the Participate Melbourne website to date has been largely positive.

Regular users of the road and local residents have given “smiley face” symbols to a number of the initiatives which include: widening footpaths, installing more pedestrian crossings and bike lanes, planting trees and creating more community space.

However, key concerns still remain for some in relation to traffic flows at Power St and Alexandra Avenue, as well as the plan’s proposed cycling route.

The final master plan will be informed by the consultation feedback and will be presented to council for adoption in 2016.

To view the master plan, provide feedback on find out remaining dates of the drop-in sessions at Boyd visit www.participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/city-road

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