Here is an update from the Works team on some of the minor projects underway or recently completed in Golden Plains...
Bannockburn Public Toilets
Residents and visitors may have noticed some works in progress at the Bannockburn Toilet Block (near the railway line). Works are part of Council’s program to upgrade community facilities. This project is improving the condition of the Toilet Block, which has very high use being located at the entrance of Bannockburn, the Shire’s largest township.
The toilets are undergoing a facelift to provide an enhanced and safer facility. Works include; replacement of outdated amenities and doors, application of non-slip tiling and painting of the interior of the facility.
Signage has been used to direct users to alternative facilities while the works are in progress.
For more information about this project, contact us and request the Works Team.
Bannockburn Country Plaza Bus Stop
Bannockburn residents may have noticed works happening to the Bus Stop located at the High Street entrance to the Bannockburn Country Plaza.
The upgrade is a Public Transport Victoria (PTV) project, and part of a large scale program to upgrade numerous bus stops throughout Victoria, to comply with the:
- Road Management (Works & Infrastructure) Regulations 2005
- Disability and Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
- Australian Standard AS 1428 series
- Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT).
The upgrades are important in creating safer and more accessible bus stops around the State. For the Plaza Bus Stop, works included a shifting of the existing Bus Stop and associated infrastructure to the current location to provide a more accessible indented bus bay, and a DDA compliant hardstand.
For more information about the program or specific project details, you can get in touch with Public Transport Victoria.
New speed limit coming into Bannockburn from Midland Highway
VicRoads recently introduced an extension of the 60km per hour speed limit on a small strip of the Bannockburn-Shelford Road (commonly known as Geelong Road). Previously, this was an 80km per hour stretch.
The lowered speed limit was extended to improve safety following increased traffic in the area, compounded recently with the addition of a new medical facility on the road.
For more information about the extension of the 60km per hour limit, you can get in touch with VicRoads.
Council’s 2016/17 Footpaths and Trails program is underway, with the schedule guided by Council’s Paths & Trails Strategy 2013-17, which was developed with extensive Council-wide community consultation. The adopted programme for 2016/17 is as follows:
- Kelly Road, Bannockburn (Clyde Road to existing path)
- Russell Street, Meredith (Midland Hwy to Community Hub)
- Railway Street / Mercer Street, Inverleigh (Hamilton Hwy to Newman Street)
- Bruces Creek, Lethbridge (Russell Street to Lethbridge Lake)
- Sussex Street, Linton (Gillespie Street to Clyde Street)
The Strategy’s strategic priorities are:
- Restoring/upgrading existing paths to a suitable standard
- Addressing pedestrian safety
- Providing links within townships to community facilities
- Linking paths in urban areas
- Establishing connected networks of paths and trails, including activity circuits
- Developing paths and trails along natural features like rivers, creeks and ridge lines, where feasible.
For more information, contact us and request the Works Team.