Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback as part of Connecting Laverton - Maher Rd and Railway Ave.

Maher Rd

Road safety improvements on Maher Road will begin in 2022. Nearby residents will be notified by mail at least two weeks before works commence.

For more information on this project, please lick on the tab, 'Connecting Laverton - Maher Rd' below.

Railway Ave

Council acknowledges the need to conduct additional research and consultation to further understand community safety concerns and ideas. Feedback provided to date will be used to inform the next round of consultation which we hope to deliver in late November early December 2021.

The next consultation will include letter drops to residents in the local area, online forums and feedback opportunities and, where possible due to COVID restrictions, face to face discussion.

Become a member of Participate Hobsons Bay by clicking the follow button above. Members of the site will receive an email alerting them to engagement details for the next round of discussion in relation to Railway Ave.

For more information on this project, please lick on the tab, 'Connecting Laverton - Railway Ave' below.


Join the conversation

Help Council improve the 'missing links' of shared trails for pedestrians and cyclists in Laverton.

The first projects of this initiative to connect Laverton will be Maher Road and Railway Ave. Tell us what you think of the proposed designs to help people move through key destinations and improve road safety.

There are three ways to be involved in the conversation:

  • click on the links below to provide your feedback for each project
  • join the online conversation on Wednesday 11 August from 6 til 7.30. Click here to register
  • join the face to face conversation at the Better Places Laverton engagement session on Saturday 7 August from 11 to 1 pm at McCormack Park, Laverton. Due to the State Government Lockdown this session has been postponed.

Consultation for these projects will close on Sunday 29 August 2021.

Background Information

As detailed in Section 5.8: 'Missing Links' of the Better Places Laverton Guide, the Laverton community told Council they would like to see more focus placed on improving the pathway and cycling connections throughout Laverton - both to help people move between key destinations but to also provide more recreational opportunities.

A key aspect of this desire is to construct a range of missing pathway links and upgrade some existing roads, streetscapes and pathways such as Maher Rd, Railway Avenue, Bladin Street, Parkside Walk, Balmoral Avenue, reconstruction of the footbridge in McCormack Park and links to Aviation Rd.

These projects seek to

  • provide safe links for pedestrians and cyclists
  • improved crossing and road safety*
  • lower car speeds
  • improved amenity for residents and visitors
NOTE: Improved crossing and road safety improvements are subject to state and federal funding announcements.