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Moonee Valley City Council

Traffic and transport

There are many ways people get around Moonee Valley, and we are looking at ways to make all journeys easier and safer.

Where you live in Moonee Valley generally influences how you choose to travel.

As Melbourne grows, Moonee Valley does too. This means more cars and traffic, not just from an increasing number of residents, but also from growth in surrounding areas which leads to an increase in through-traffic and commuting pressures.

What we do!

We work with all levels of government in an effort to effectively address transport and land use issues.

While we don't have authority over key parts of the transport network, our objective is to seek to achieve the best outcomes for the local community, while having regard to long-term and cumulative effects of decisions.

We do this through:

  • advocacy or partnering with state authorities to improve the transport network
  • communicating to and educating the community, as well as encouraging behaviour change
  • making infrastructure changes on local roads, footpaths and cycling networks
  • providing community transport to those with assessed needs
  • ensuring that new development, both residential and commercial, is appropriately planned and accessible

We don't control main roads or public transport. A lot of the bigger transport issues are controlled by State Government, so we consistently advocate on your behalf to other levels of government and organisations for improvements to transport infrastructure in Moonee Valley.

We maintain an extensive network of approximately 426 kilometres of local roads.

The condition of all local road surfaces is periodically assessed for cracking and other defects.

A Local Roads Program (Capital Works) is prepared annually and implemented to ensure road assets such as kerb and channel, road pavement and drainage are maintained and upgraded.

You can grab a hard copy from our Civic Centre.

Integrated Transport Plan

Our Integrated Transport Plan short version (pdf, 2.86KB) long version (3.52MB) aims to transform the way people travel in and around our city.

The plan is designed with the objective of handling the future challenges of population growth, increasing congestion and freight, rising fuel costs, and environmental impacts to ensure we all have access to appropriate transport solutions.

The Integrated Transport Plan aims to:

  • reduce the need to travel, number of trips and travel lengths
  • reduce congestion and manage private and heavy vehicles
  • reduce environmental impact and improving the look and feel of the City
  • improve transport safety
  • create a more inclusive society

Local Area Traffic Management plans

We are taking a local area approach when it comes to traffic and parking in order to help coordinate and integrate parking initiatives around the city.

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 isolated locations. In each LATM study, a Traffic Management Plan is developed which sets out solutions to traffic issues identified by the community and the consultant’s engineering investigations. The parking management component of a LATM study involves the collection of detailed parking occupancy data across the whole study area.

Each LATM is developed through 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

The LATM process involves a number of steps:

  • Stage one

    Existing traffic and parking issues and opportunities are identified by considering community input and by collecting data.

  • Stage two

    A draft Traffic Management Plan and a draft Parking Management Plan are then developed

  • Stage three

    These are circulated to the community for feedback.

  • Stage four

    The feedback is considered, the plans are finalised and reported to Council.

We identified 22 Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) precincts across the municipality based on: 

 

  • Physical barriers to movement, for example, creeks, arterial roads, freeways etc.
  • Accessibility to major attractors, for example, activity centres, railway stations, schools etc.
  • Impact of changes are generally contained within the LATM area, for example, increases in restrictions will result in changes in parking behaviour and these will need to be assessed in this context.
  • Relationship to major transport facilities, for example, rail, tram and bus routes.
  • Local demographics and neighbourhood character.

The use of LATM precincts allows us to address specific neighbourhood needs, whilst keeping an eye on the wider parking and traffic trends and issues across the municipality such as through traffic. It also enables us to have a systematic approach to particular traffic and parking challenges such as school zones, encourage parking demand to be spread throughout an area and plan for capital works associated with traffic and parking improvements more strategically.

The review of each LATM precinct is a lengthy process as it entails traffic and parking analysis as well as consultation with the local community. Please refer to below table for a list of completed and upcoming LATM studies.

LATM study area
Status
Fletcher and St Therese’s Completed
Dean Completed
Holmes Completed
Buckley Park Completed
North Essendon Completed
Valley Lake (Area 2A) Completed
Airport West In Progress
Travancore 2020-21
Newmarket 2021-22
Union 2022-23
Doncaster 2023-24
Valley Lake (Area 2B) 2024-25
Boulevard 2025-26
Napier Park 2026-27
Milleara West 2027-28
West Essendon 2028-29
Mascoma 2029-30
Pavilions 2030-31
Avondale East 2031-32
Rosehill Park 2032-33
Avondale Heights 2033-34