Residents from that area of Kilburn bounded by Way St, Churchill Road, Leader St / Kitchener St and Prospect Road, would recall that Council distributed a questionnaire in December 2014, to determine the views of residents in relation to a Traffic Management Plan that was developed for the area. The plan was developed in conjunction with a Committee of local street residents. The questionnaire responses indicated good support for the plan. Nonetheless some adjustments to the plan were made in the light of the comments received. Subsequently, the Council approved the revised plan for implementation at the meeting held 14 April 2015.
The development of the Kilburn Traffic Management Plan was initiated in 2013, due to the anticipated growth in traffic or changes in local traffic patterns, arising from the reconstruction of Churchill Road and the establishment of the Churchill Centre. In general the changes in traffic conditions have now occurred. Traffic surveys carried out across the area in March 2015 indicated that several streets have experienced a 50 - 100 percent increase in traffic as a result of these developments. Overall, an additional 2200 vehicles per day (approx.) is now travelling through the area. Traffic speeds have also increased in some instances. Council will implement the approved plan to limit the impacts to residents living along these streets.
The following information provides some details as to the purpose of treatments in the plan:
Council will be seeking to increase parking, relieve congestion and ensure safe conditions for all road users in the section of road adjacent St Brigid’s School and Peter McKay Reserve.
The traffic management plan indicates both Stage 1 and other treatments. Work on implementing all Stage 1 treatments began in May 2015 and are scheduled to be completed before June 2016.
The need for other treatments will only be considered after the Stage 1 treatments have been implemented and assessed. It is highlighted that the Stage 1 treatments will cause the redirection of traffic from some streets – that is the purpose of the treatments in most instances. Should the traffic surveys indicate that the redirected traffic has diverted to other streets in the area, then other treatments in the plan will be considered for implementation.
For further information contact Council on 8405 6600.
Stage 1 - Detailed Design and Construction
Consultation and Concept Development
February - March 2015
Street Resident Committee (SRC) Meeting:
Parking considerations reviewed. Street Resident Committee (SRC) and Scheme finalisation.