Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy 2018 and Parking Strategy
Moreland City Council reviews its Transport Strategy each decade.
Since the last look in 2010, there have been significant changes in Council and State Government policies affecting transport, as well as new transport trends and technologies such as wider use of Uber, Menulog and car sharing services.
Because these changes have been so significant and our urban environment is evolving so quickly, we’ve decided to develop a new strategy ahead of time.
You can now view the Draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS) (PDF 46Mb) and Draft Parking Strategy (PDF 3Mb) and give us your feedback through an online form.
You can also take a look at this map of proposed changes to parking:
The consultation period has been extended by two weeks. You can now give us your feedback until 5 pm on Friday 31 August.
In December 2017, we asked you to tell us how you hope to get around Moreland in 2028. The input we received helped us develop a Background Report (PDF 50Mb) which was released in February 2018 and used during consultation with the community and other stakeholders in February and March 2018.
Community consultation included an online survey, an interactive CrowdSpot map, a community forum, three pop up events in Glenroy, Fawkner and Brunswick, and stakeholder workshops.
Some key messages we heard from this consultation:
- Many people would like to be able to get around by walking, cycling and using public transport, but aren’t always able to at the moment, for example due to feeling unsafe or living too far from public transport.
- People dislike issues associated with increasing traffic, such as more congestion, people rat-running through residential areas, traffic noise and road safety issues such as speeding.
- Many people would support measures to improve walking, cycling and public transport options, even if this might make driving through the area a bit slower – this was the case in both the north and south of Moreland, and across users of all transport modes, including car drivers.
- It can be difficult to find a parking space in some areas, particularly in places that have experienced significant growth.
- Some people need to travel by car, such as people with a disability, which prevents them getting around by other modes, and we need to ensure they are not disadvantaged.
Draft strategies for community feedback
We have now developed a Draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS) for public comment. We have also developed a Draft Parking Strategy to implement the parking related actions in the transport strategy.
These draft strategies address the feedback we’ve received from the community to date, and also support Council’s goal to increase the amount of journeys taken by walking, cycling and public transport.
We encourage you to take a look at these documents and provide us with feedback to help us refine the strategies before finalising them early next year.
We have also developed the following fact sheets to help you understand what is included in these draft strategies:
- Draft Moreand Integrated Transport Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF 268Kb)
- Draft Parking Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF 6Mb)
- FAQs (PDF 274Kb)
What do the Draft Strategies contain?
Council is responsible for local roads, parking, footpaths and shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians.
Council is not directly responsible for major roads such as Sydney Road, setting speed limits, or public transport services (including car parks at train stations), but is a powerful advocate on behalf of the Moreland community to the state government agency decision makers.
The Draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy focuses on what Council can do directly to improve transport in Moreland, such as new or improved routes for pedestrians and cyclists, and traffic management works that help reduce speeding or unnecessary through traffic on local roads. It also identifies the priorities for working with bodies like VicRoads and Transport Victoria, such as seeking reduced speed limits on local streets and more bus services, particularly in Moreland's north.
Parking has been identified as an important area over which Council has significant control. The Draft Parking Strategy shows how we would implement the parking actions in the Draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy. It aims to reduce the growth of cars in Moreland as our population increases, while protecting the ability of existing residents to park on-street by introducing more parking restrictions. Residents can purchase parking permits that exempt them from restrictions on their street, except residents of new properties subdivided after August 2011. You can find more information on parking permits and eligibility in the Parking Management Policy.
The Draft Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy and the Draft Parking Strategy respond to what we’ve heard from consulting with the community and other stakeholders, as well achieving greater use of sustainable transport modes.
We have created a map to show proposed changes to minimum rates of parking in new development and on-street parking restrictions.
Enter your address below to see how your property and area would be affected by the proposed changes:
Feedback closed on Friday 31 August 2018 at 5 pm, and included an online form and pop up events to speak with staff.
We asked for feedback on the draft strategies to help us check that all the key issues have been covered and to refine the strategies before final adoption early next year.
Those who submitted feedback could register in the online form to verbally present their feedback to Councillors at an event on 19 September 2018.
For further information, please contact Council by calling 9240 1111 or email Transport Strategy Review.