Bannockburn Transport Strategy
Thank you to the 300 community members who participated in the survey and conversation posts in May - July 2018.
The Bannockburn Transport Strategy aims to improve the traffic, pedestrian, cycling, public transport and car parking conditions within Bannockburn over the next 15 to 20 years. Council has engaged an engineering consultancy to undertake a comprehensive review of the transport networks in Bannockburn and to make recommendations to Council to address existing issues and meet future demands.
Community participation is essential in ensuring that the Strategy meets the transport needs of our community over the next 15 to 20 years. Council is providing a range of opportunities for community members to provide input into the development of the draft Strategy.
Survey (3 May – 2 June 2018)
This survey aimed to help Council understand the issues and priorities of local residents. The survey was mailed to all Bannockburn households, and was also available online to all Golden Plains Shire residents. Over 300 community members responded to the survey.
Conversation post (2 June 2018)
Community members had the opportunity to engage directly with Council staff about the Strategy at the pop-up conversation post at the Golden Plains Farmers Market in June. Thank you to the 30 community members who took the time to chat to us on the day.
Conversation Post (11 July 2018)
Community members were invited to attend our 'Day on the Town' at the Bannockburn Plaza in July. We sought community views on site-specific issues, such as sight lines, speeding vehicles and increased traffic. Locations and issues of greatest concern included: poor sight lines on the Geelong Rd/Kelly Road/Clyde Rd/Bannockburn Shelford Rd intersection; volumes of heavy vehicles on the Geelong Road between Midland Highway and Railway Crossing; volumes of heavy vehicles at the Clyde Road / Midland Highway intersection.
What Happens Next
Input from the community engagement activities will be used to inform the development of the draft Strategy, along with a range of other information including traffic, car parking and road accident data, and an analysis of future transport requirements.
A summary of engagement results will be provided to the community in mid-2018, via this page, social media, the Miner and the Gazette.
A draft Strategy will be completed by August 2018, and the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback in October – November 2018.
- 3 May – 2 June 2018: Survey open
- 2 June 2018: Conversation post at Golden Plains Farmers’ Market
- 11 July 2018: Day on the town activity Bannockburn Plaza
- July 2018: Survey results and feedback analysed and shared with the community
- August 2018: Draft Strategy completed
- October – November 2018: Community feedback on draft Strategy
- December 2018: Project completion