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Airport West Local Area Traffic Management study

Airport West Local Area Traffic Management study

Following consideration and analysis of all community feedback on the draft Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) plans, Council adopted the Airport West LATM study on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 and resolved to do the following:

  1. Adopt for implementation the Final Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 677KB).
  2. Adopt for implementation the Final Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB).
  3. Note the additional traffic and parking issues raised by the local community.
  4. Refer significant works with the Final Traffic Management Plan and Final Parking Management Plan to the future Capital Work Program for funding consideration.
  5. Advise owners and occupiers within the Airport LATM study area of the outcome of this report.

If you live in or own a property in the Airport West LATM study area, you will receive a letter in relation to the Council resolution.

The resulting traffic and parking management plans recommend works which aim to improve traffic conditions, parking and road safety in local streets. We will contact residents and traders before these works take place.

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
  • 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.

The Draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 695KB) sets out 31 items (A to AE) which are designed to address the traffic issues identified by the community and the consultant’s engineering investigations. The Plan has now been circulated to all properties in the study area for community feedback.

The community response to the draft plan will be reviewed, and the plan amended as necessary, prior to presenting the Final Traffic Management Plan 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.

The Draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB) set outs proposed changes to parking restrictions throughout the study area.

The Draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB) has now been circulated to all properties for feedback.

Those properties directly affected by the proposed on-street parking changes will receive a separate parking circular, providing extra detail of the changes near their property.

The community response to the proposals will be reviewed, and the plan amended as necessary, prior to presenting the Final Parking Management Plan to Council.

How can I be involved

We are now seeking feedback on the Draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 695KB) and Draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB). Owners and occupiers in the study area will receive a letter containing a factsheet, feedback form and a copy of each plan.

Feedback can be provided in the following ways:

  • Filling out the feedback form and then folding and stapling as marked on the reverse side and posting (no stamp required)
  • Filling out the feedback form, and then scan and email to transport@mvcc.vic.gov.au
  • Send an email directly to transport@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Contact details

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact: