Your chance to have your say about:
- Box Hill Integrated Transport Strategy
- Shared path linking Box Hill to Blackburn
Box Hill Integrated Transport Strategy
Have your say now!
Whitehorse Council wants YOUR feedback on five key areas of focus they have identified are of concern to most people.
- Safety of the area
- Connectivity between different transport services
- Walking and cycling
- Streets and public places.
They have developed short discussion papers for each area which are very interesting and informative.
WATAG highly recommends you read these papers, and then answer the ‘quick poll’ and the more detailed survey.
Click here for the links to the discussion papers, and for the survey links.
This information, together with additional input by a community consultative committee being established by Council, will be used to develop a draft strategy to create a transport system that works for everyone. The draft will be open for comment before Council approves it and puts it into action.
Why is Council doing this?
An Integrated Transport Strategy is needed to sensibly plan for the expected growth, emerging uses and multiple travel modes in Box Hill’s future. Council will use this Strategy to facilitate change. They will make changes they can directly control and will work with the agencies and owners to help to bring about the changes needed.
With good planning and sensible change, Box Hill will remain sustainable, safe and accessible to all. It will be distinctive and vibrant – a place where people really want to live, work and enjoy.
Council would like your feedback by 30th October if possible. So the time is right to do the survey now!
Shared path linking Box Hill to Blackburn
Have your say now!
VicRoads have consistently proposed a single solution for a shared path through Laburnum Park beside the station at the western end of the missing link in this route. And they have similarly only presented a single solution to the eastern end at Blackburn Station. Their Community Consultation about this route has simply been to propose this route and ask for comment.
It is rare in life that there is only a single solution to a problem so WATAG has developed some alternatives for community consideration.
The plan above shows two far better alternatives for Laburnum Park, and has proposed an alternative way for the route to approach Blackburn Station.
Check out the document below for further details.
Now for the most important part…
VicRoads are holding two more Community Consultation meetings:
Wednesday 30 October
- Session 1 time: 2-4pm
- Session 2 time: 6-8pm
Location: The Avenue Uniting Church, Cnr Blackburn Road & The Avenue, Blackburn
If you would like to register your support for the WATAG proposals, please attend one of these meetings and tell VicRoads. It is important that they know what you really think.
WATAG has also briefed Whitehorse Council about these proposals. To show Council what your views are, please email your thoughts to General Manager City Development, Jeff Green.