News update - May 2022

The Hughesdale Local Area Traffic Management Study (LATM) is reaching its conclusion, with the Traffic Management Plan being finalised based on recent community feedback.

The results of the community consultation and the final Traffic Management Plan being presented to Council on 28 June are provided below.

Update on our local area traffic management study for Hughesdale

We’ve been working with the community focus group to develop a draft traffic management proposal. We started the study to:

  • improve overall road safety by managing local street intersections, reducing traffic speeds and providing transport benefits for all road users
  • discourage through traffic volumes while maintaining an appropriate level of accessibility in the area
  • develop a plan that maximises the benefits of our funding.

A summary of our findings and a proposed traffic management plan we'd like your feedback on are found by clicking the Draft Traffic Management Plan and Resident Poll page below.

What’s the proposed traffic management plan?

The plan considers a range of options to address existing issues in the area, including:

  • roundabouts
  • road humps
  • pedestrian/cyclist facilities
  • improvements to streets near local schools.

Have your say on the draft plan by Friday 11 March 2022

Your responses will help us finalise the plan which we’ll use to guide the future implementation of traffic management in the area. We’ll share a final version of the plan once we’ve analysed your feedback. Please click below to go to the draft Traffic Management Plan and provide your feedback.

Overview

Monash City Council’s Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study has been used in many areas previously, to undertake an area-wide approach to provide safe and liveable neighbourhoods.

The Hughesdale suburb bounded by Poath Road, Dandenong Road, Warrigal Road and North Road has been endorsed by Council for an LATM study in 2021/22.

While controlling vehicle speed is a major consideration in the LATM study, the study also provides new opportunities to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and amenity through improved streetscapes, landscaping and parking management.

Engagement with the community forms the most important part of the LATM study. The community are best placed to identify the issues and needs in their neighbourhood, and are vital in shaping the final outcome.

The recommended treatments proposed by a LATM study, known as a LATM scheme, will then be delivered subject to Council adoption and funding availability.

Privacy collection statement

Monash City Council is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

The information you provide will be used to assist Council staff to determine the community needs and priorities on this project.

You may access information you have provided to Council and make corrections if you believe that information is incorrect. For further information including Council's information privacy policy, visit www.monash.vic.gov.au.