Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy 2018 and Parking Strategy

Project background

Moreland City Council reviews its Transport Strategy each decade, the last review was completed in 2010.

Since this time there have been significant changes in Council and State Government policies affecting transport, and new transport trends and technologies such as 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 Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy and Draft Parking Strategy.

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You can also take a look at this map of proposed changes to parking:

Map of proposed parking changes

We ran a final period of consultation on the Draft MITS and Draft Parking Strategy in July – August 2018, and held a hearing of submissions in October 2018.

We are now developing the final MITS and Parking Implementation Plan (previously called Parking Strategy), including taking into account what we heard from the community and other stakeholders during consultation. The MITS and Parking Implementation Plan are scheduled to be considered for adoption by Council on 13 March 2019.

Consultation findings

During 2017 and 2018, we ran three rounds of consultation with the community and other stakeholders to help us develop the MITS.

  • 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 the next phase of consultation.
  • In February and March 2018, we asked you to tell us about transport issues and opportunities in Moreland, what principles should guide the strategy and what trade-offs are acceptable to meet the objectives of the strategy. We used a range of consultation methods, including an online survey, an interactive CrowdSpot map, a community forum, three pop up events in Glenroy, Fawkner and Brunswick, and stakeholder workshops. The input we received help us develop the Draft MITS (PDF 46Mb) and the Draft Parking Strategy (PDF 3Mb) 
  • In July and August 2018, we asked you to comment on the proposed actions in the Draft MITS, letting us know what you thought would work or not work. We sent out almost 40,000 letters to people directly affected by proposed changes to parking to let them know about the opportunity to provide feedback. We also held a hearing of submissions in October 2018 which allowed anybody who made a submission to speak directly to Councillors. The input we received helped us develop the MITS and Parking Implementation Plan, which are scheduled to be considered by Council in March 2019.

You can find links to reports providing more information about these phases of consultation on the right hand side of this page.

Draft strategies

In July 2018, we released the Draft MITS and Draft Parking Strategy for consultation.

These draft strategies address the feedback we’ve received from the community and other stakeholder during the first two phases of consultation, and also support Council’s goal to increase the amount of journeys taken by walking, cycling and public transport.

We have also developed the following fact sheets to help you understand what is included in these draft strategies:

What does 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),
  • Council 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 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:

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Next steps

The MITS and Parking Implementation Plan is scheduled to be considered by Council for final adoption on 13 March 2019. You can find information about how to attend a Council meeting and ask questions on this page.

Once adopted, Council will begin work on implementing the MITS and Parking Implementation Plan. Some actions, such as changes to the planning scheme, will include further consultation with the community. This webpage will be periodically updated to inform you of further opportunities to have your say.

Further information

For further information, please contact Council by calling 9240 1111 or email Transport Strategy Review

There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.

There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.