5 November 2020

We would like to thank everyone for their contributions and interest in improving safety for pedestrians and residents in this area of Altona Meadows.

Council received overwhelming support for the two proposed refuge islands in Queen Street which will improve pedestrian safety and connectivity.

Council has an opportunity to bring forward these refuge islands works, commencing in late November 2020. Residents directly impacted by these works will receive a works notification in advance of any construction with more information.

Council will evaluate all other contributions made, with this valuable information informing any further changes to proposed traffic treatments and safety actions before these plans are finalised.

Other feedback received identified other road safety danger spots nearby. Council officers will review these identified areas in due course.

Click here to view a summary of what we heard during the recent community engagement, or download a copy of this from the Document Library.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact 1300 179 944 or email projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au and ask to speak with a member of the Project Team.


Creating a safer road environment in Altona Meadows

Hobsons Bay City Council is addressing traffic issues in Altona Meadows.

The proposed traffic treatments for Altona Meadows are the first of many improvement works planned as part of the endorsed Local Area Movement Plan Western Package.

The Western LAMP, includes Altona Meadows, Laverton and Seabrook, aims to deliver:

  1. A safer road environment
  2. Identification of advocacy priorities

For more information on the Western LAMP, click here.

What do these traffic treatments include?

Based on feedback from the Altona Meadows community surrounding the Altona Meadows Primary School, this project proposes range of treatments to provide a safer and more pedestrian friendly environment. These are proposed treatments only and we welcome feedback on them so as to provide a safe road network for all users.

The proposed plan seeks to implement the below traffic treatments and safety actions in this area of Altona Meadows.

  • change to traffic direction from two way to one way along Orville Street and Nicholson Street, designed to improve the safety of children around the Altona Meadows Primary School
  • kerb outstands to reduce the width and provide a more pedestrian friendly intersection at both Orville Street and Nicholson Street and Hall Street and Alma Avenue
  • raised platforms including two raised pedestrian crossings at multiple locations to slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety and accessibility
  • pram crossings, providing a safe connection from the footpath to the road at crossing points and improve north south pedestrian connectivity along Alma Avenue
  • raised intersections to encourage drivers to slow as they enter the intersections onto Hall Street and Alma Street
  • flat top humps at multiple locations to lower vehicle speeds
  • pedestrian refuge islands to protect pedestrians as they cross the larger and busier roads
  • reduced speed limit along a section of Victoria Street to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety

Click here to view a copy of the draft Concept Plan or download a copy from the Document Library on the right.

Where are these proposed?

These works are all proposed in the local streets surrounding the Altona Meadows Primary School and have been identified as priority actions from the Local Area Movement Plan Western Package (Western LAMP). These traffic improvement works are part of Council's 2020-21 Capital Works Program and apply to:

  • Queen Street
  • Alma Avenue
  • Hall Avenue
  • Orville Street
  • Nicholson Street
  • Victoria Street

We invite you to view the key actions proposed within each of the six road tabs below or within the draft Concept Plans before providing your feedback in the survey at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will be accepted until Friday 4 September 2020.

  • Construction of seven “Raised Platforms” at all intersections along Queen Street between Merton Street and Victoria Street to improve pedestrian access and lower vehicles speed
  • Construction of two “Pedestrian Refuge Islands” in Queen Street between Orville Street & Powlett Street and Roseberry Street & Shirley Street to improve pedestrian connectivity across this arterial road
  • There will be permanent loss of 4 parking spaces next to two proposed “Pedestrian Refuge Islands” to allow pedestrian sight lines which required for vehicle to see the pedestrian while they are approaching to cross the street
  • Construction of two “Raised Platforms” at the intersections of Merton Street and Victoria Street to lower vehicles speed and improve pedestrian access
  • Convert the existing school crossing to a “Raised School Crossing” for improved pedestrian access to the school
  • Construction of four “Raised Intersections” along Alma Avenue to lower vehicles speed and improve cycling and pedestrian safety
  • Construction of 24 missing “Pram crossings” at multiple intersections along Alma Avenue to improve north south pedestrian connectivity
  • Construction of five “Raised Intersections” along Hall Avenue to lower vehicle speeds and improve cycling and pedestrian safety
  • Implementation of permanent “ONE WAY” control and “Kerb Outstands” at Orville Street and Nicholson Street to improve safety around the Altona Meadows Primary School and avoid confusion that current occurring during temporary school times “ONE WAY” operation period
  • Construction of two “Raised Pedestrian Crossings” in Orville Street and Nicholson Street near the Altona Meadows Primary School gates to improve pedestrian access during school times
  • There will be permanent loss of 6 parking spaces next to the proposed “Raised Pedestrian Crossings” at Nicholson Street to allow pedestrian sight lines which required for vehicles to see the pedestrian while they are approaching to cross the street
  • There will be permanent loss of 7 parking spaces next to the proposed “Raised Pedestrian Crossings” at Orville Street to allow pedestrian sight lines which required for vehicles to see the pedestrian while they are approaching to cross the street
  • Upgrade of two sets of exiting rubber speed cushions to “Flat Top Speed Humps” to lower vehicle speeds
  • Construction of one additional “Flat Top Speed Hump” in Nicholson Street to lower vehicle speeds and remove one set of rubber speed cushions
  • Construction of eight “Flat Top Speed Humps” to lower vehicles speed and improve cycling and pedestrian safety
  • The speed limit along Victoria Street between Queen Street and Hall Avenue will be lowered to 50 km/hr to improve pedestrian and cycling safety