We have been undertaking Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) studies in selected precincts within the municipality in order to manage vehicle movements, review parking restrictions and improve the residential environment.
In 2016/17, we are undertaking a LATM study of the North Essendon precinct as part of this ongoing LATM program. The study area (png, 480KB) is generally bounded by Bulla Road, Keilor Road and the Calder Freeway/Tullamarine Freeway.
The study includes an extensive community consultation process to involve the local community in identifying traffic and parking issues and provide opportunities for community feedback on the developed traffic and parking proposals.
LATM Study Process
Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is a study process which:
- investigates traffic and parking conditions in local streets and areas
- involves the community in identifying issues and developing solutions
- considers the impacts of traffic management on an area-wide basis
- aims to improve the residential environment
LATM recognises that streets serve many functions, such as:
- providing for vehicle and pedestrian access to properties
- providing for the movement of vehicles within and through an area
- providing space for social interaction within a neighbourhood
- providing access for emergency and service vehicles
Traffic Management Component
The LATM study process is an approach to traffic planning that looks at the total effect of traffic management in a local area rather than in isolated locations.
Through the study process, a draft Traffic Management Plan will set out recommended solutions to traffic issues identified by the community and the consultant’s engineering investigations. This plan will be circulated in a questionnaire to all properties in the study area for community comment in May 2017.
The community response to the draft plan will be reviewed by the Working Group, prior to presenting the Recommended Traffic Management Plan in a report to Council.
Parking management component
The parking management component of the study involves the collection of detailed parking occupancy data across the whole study area.
Using the parking occupancy data, the streets where parking changes are warranted are determined based on our Parking Demand Management Framework. Our Kerbside Road Space User Hierarchy is then used to determine appropriate parking restrictions for each street.
A questionnaire will be distributed to the streets with proposed changes for community comments in early 2017.
How can I be involved?
We are now analysing the feedback from the initial community consultation that was undertaken. The next community circular will be distributed for comment in 2017.
If you require any further information or assistance with this survey, please contact: