Final Precinct Plan
View Council's final Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project Precinct Plan
21 August 2020
Council will now advocate to the Victorian Government for a funding partnership to enable implementation of the recommended upgrades, which would complement the Level Crossing Removal Projects (LXRP) work.
The Ferguson Street Williamstown North Precinct Plan includes various improvements that address long standing community concerns about safety (including cyclist, pedestrian and vehicular), amenity and open space opportunities. The community has steered the direction of the plans through a range of engagement opportunities, following considerable work undertaken by Council’s Community Interest Groups for the projects.
State government funding and consideration for the Ferguson Street Precinct Upgrade is one of Council’s Advocacy Priorities for 2020.
Click here to view a copy of the final Ferguson Street Precinct Plan, or download a copy of this from the Document Library.
The final Ferguson Street Precinct Plan features an integrated multimodal transport hub, enhanced open space offerings and improved connectivity for the community of Williamstown and beyond.
The plan takes on board community feedback and is complementary to the LXRP design decision of rail under road with features including:
After considering community feedback, Council has elected to consider all traffic measures at a later date in order to review any behavior change following the removal of the level crossing. The delivery of the LXRP project in the coming months will create a different environment that will present changes in pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular activity. Once the new environment is in place, Council will review data together with the state government to determine best placed measures to enable an efficient and safe road network within the precinct. This review will consider both the local and arterial roads within the precinct network.
Click here to view a summary of what we heard from the recent community consultation, or download a copy of this from the Document Library.
View Council's final Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project Precinct Plan
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Council sought community input into the draft Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project Precinct Plan in May and June 2020
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Council acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.
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