Community members are encouraged to share their thoughts on proposed opportunities and solutions to transport and parking issues in Barwon Heads.
Engagement has opened on Geelong council’s proposed solutions, which were informed by community feedback received in May as part of the Barwon Heads Transport and Parking Study, as well as traffic counts and parking occupancy data.
The proposed changes aim to enhance safety, improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility, promote sustainable transport and review parking conditions.
The proposed changes include intersection upgrades, active transport links, pedestrian safety upgrades, new footpaths, parking improvements and speed limit reductions.
“The city is dedicated to improving how residents and visitors to Barwon Heads move around the area. Safety and accessibility for all are our top priorities,” council’s city services director Guy Wilson-Browne said.
“Thanks to everyone who enthusiastically gave their valuable insights on traffic and parking opportunities and issues in Barwon Heads, which have helped shape the proposed changes.
“I encourage community members to visit our your say page to review the proposed changes and share their thoughts.”
The Barwon Heads Transport and Parking Study focuses on roads and assets managed by the city, including parking, intersections, pedestrian crossings and speed limits.
Regional Roads Victoria (formerly VicRoads), which also has responsibility to manage specific roads, has been part of the project and will hear community feedback and provide responses where required.
Consultation is open until Monday, December 14 and the feedback will be used to inform the final proposals to council for the Barwon Heads Traffic and Parking Study.
Visit yoursay.geelongaustralia.com.au to provide your feedback.