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Council has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Blackspot program to improve the safety of people walking and riding along Williamstown’s famous Ferguson Street shopping precinct.

Ferguson Street is one of the most important destinations in Hobsons Bay providing both a premier commercial experience and linking Melbourne’s west to The Strand and Nelson Place shorefront. Sadly, multiple traffic incidents have occurred along the length of the street involving people walking, riding, and driving.

To improve the safety of visitors to the precinct and to create a calmer street environment, Hobsons Bay is proposing to upgrade walking and riding facilities along Ferguson Street between Melbourne Road and The Strand/Nelson Place.

What is proposed?

A concept plan has been developed including raised zebra crossings, buffered bike lanes, clearer line marking, and electronic 40 km/h signs. There are no proposed changes to car parking.

Council is seeking community feedback prior to the implementation of the plan. Click here to view the concept plan.

Click here to view the concept plans

How can I get involved?

Provide your feedback on the concept plan below or chat with members of the project team online on Wednesday 17 November 2021 between 6.30pm and 8pm. Click here to register your attendance at this session.

Alternatively you can email your feedback to or call Council on 1300 149 994 and ask to speak to a member of the Ferguson Street Project Team.

You can provide your feedback until Friday 3 December 2021.