In March 2016 a community consultation was held to identify improvements to active travel infrastructure and facilities in Monash and Kaleen to make it easier for older residents to move in and around their suburb.
During the six week consultation period over 470 surveys were completed. Overall, responses were very positive and supportive of the project.
For both suburbs, the most common problem that people faced when walking or cycling were narrow or damaged paths. Over 70% of respondents in Monash and 63% of respondents in Kaleen identified this as an issue. Overhanging branches and shrubs or groundcover obstructing the footpath was the second most common issue raised by both suburbs.
The feedback collected during the consultation stage was used to prepare the Document Readiness Report (DR) which developed a priority list of works to proceed to construction. A summary of these priorities is provided below or you can view the full Document Readiness Report (PDF 8.1MB).
Construction of the priority works will commence shortly and will be completed by the end of June 2017.
Cockcroft Avenue - Crossing Immediately North of Roundabout.
Pram ramps do not align across roadway. Insufficient pedestrian refuge for elderly to safely cross road.
Remove and replace eastern ramp and re-align with existing ramp. Install refuge island to break up crossing and provide refuge for pedestrians.
Intersection of Cockcroft Avenue and Barraclough Crescent.
Four non-compliant and redundant pram ramps. Path in disrepair.
Demolish four ramps and construct two new ramps that align with walkway in refuge island, increase width of refuge island and remove and replace path with 1.5 m wide path.
Green Belt from Goodwin to Local Shops - Link to Southern Corner of Shops.
Path in disrepair, very steep grades.
Remove and replace path with 1.5m path, realign path with minor earthworks to reduce grades, provide concrete infill at crossing intersection to improve accessibility.
Green Belt from Goodwin to Local Shops.
Path in various stages of disrepair.
Remove and replace damaged sections of path with 1.5 m path. Widen path in sections of good condition to match new 1.5 m width. Re-align path around tree near Wheadon Street with minor earthworks to remove impact of tree roots.
Path not wide enough, some sections in disrepair.
Remove and replace damaged sections, widen path in sections of good concrete with additional to increase width to 1.5m.
Barraclough Crescent - Between Cockcroft Avenue and Cowdery Place.
Path in disrepair, non-compliant ramps and unsafe crossing of Barraclough Crescent.
Remove and replace path with new 1.5m wide path. Remove and replace ramps and construct new refuge island across Barraclough Street.
Maribyrnong Avenue at Kaleen Plaza.
Trip hazards with empty tree pits, non-compliant ramps, steep grade of footpath on northern side of pedestrian crossing.
Remove segmental paving including tree pits and replace with concrete path. Remove and replace ramps, remove path and regrade to improve steep grades.
Georgina Crescent and Rubicon Street.
Four ramps are non-compliant and sections of path in disrepair.
Remove and replace ramps and replace broken section of path.
Rubicon Street - Southern end Link to Shared Path.
Missing footpath from shared path network, non-compliant pram ramps and existing footpath in disrepair.
Provide new path through park to complete link, remove and replace ramps and increase width of existing path to 1.5m by bolting on to good sections and removing and replacing damaged sections.
Georgina Crescent - West side of Kaleen Plaza.
No link between plaza and western side of street. Footpath in disrepair in places.
Provide four (4) new pram ramps to link to plaza, increase width of existing path to 1.5m by bolting on to good sections and removing and replacing damaged sections.
Maribyrnong Avenue - Gwdir Shops.
Four redundant pram ramps, five non-compliant ramps and path in disrepair.
Remove four redundant ramps, remove and replace five ramps and remove and replace path with 1.5m path.