Thank you to everyone who contributed to this consultation process both online and in person at the recent community drop in session. We have received a lot of information over the last six weeks about the issues faced in the residential streets in Seabrook, along with options to address these issues.
This initial consultation process has now closed. Council officers are now assessing the feedback we received. A report will be created and placed on this site in the new year, detailing the outcomes of the consultation process, we will present options and reasoning as to why some items are achievable and some options aren't achievable along with the next steps of the project.
About the project
Seabrook Boulevard experiences traffic issues during the morning peak as commuters try to avoid traffic on Point Cook Road. This has caused ongoing conflict for the residents within the precinct.
Over the last 10 years a number of traffic calming initiatives have been implemented in an effort to address the conflicts. These include the installation of speed humps and the narrowing of intersections. Council has also been actively advocating VicRoads to address issues on Point Cook Road to get traffic moving in this area.
The development of Point Cook as a suburb has resulted in a significant increase in traffic using Point Cook Road, which is exacerbating the existing problems.
Council has developed two options to address this conflict and we would like to talk to the community about which option they prefer. We are listening to ALL feedback from our Seabrook community and we are inviting all residents from surrounding streets to talk with us. Our options are wide open and we will thoroughly explore all the feedback from the consultation.
These options include:
- Signage indicating no through traffic at morning peak; and
- A mid-block closure of Seabrook Boulevard.
You can view the two options developed and leave your feedback below.
The outcome of this consultation could have a big impact on the residents of Seabrook Boulevard, so make sure you get involved and have your say.
One of the key actions from the Local Area Movement Plan (LAMP) was to address the traffic issues on Seabrook Boulevard. In line with the suggestions of the LAMP, Council has developed two options to discuss with the community on how to address these issues. The Draft Strategy for the Local Area Movement Plan is now out for consultation. You can view the Draft Strategy, see the draft action list and leave your feedback on the Draft Strategy here.
Due to congestion on Point Cook Road, high numbers of commuters have taken a perceived short cut route off Point Cook Road onto Seabrook Boulevard that enables them to get priority at an intersection further up Point Cook Road. However due to the traffic restrictions further up Point Cook Road, the intersection does not flow freely causing the short cut traffic to build up on Seabrook Boulevard. This is increasingly causing angst with the residents of Seabrook Boulevard as they experience difficulties getting out of their driveways during morning peak periods. This is exacerbated by the local school parking in the area as parents access the 'back roads' into Seabrook Primary School for pick up and drop off on Mintaro Way.
Over the last 10 years a number of traffic calming initiatives and advocacy to VicRoads has been undertaken to get traffic moving in this area. While these treatments made some inroads into the issues, they have not fixed the issue. With now more than 60,000 people living in Point Cook and an anticipated growth rate of 3% per year until 2041, these issues will further exacerbate over time.
Option 1 - Signage indicating no through traffic at morning peak.
To implement a no through traffic scenario at peak times of the day. This would be achieved by placing signs at the intersection of Seabrook Boulevard and Point Cook Road and another at Harricot Court and Andrew Chirnside Drive. However, there would be no physical hard closure of the road at these times.
Option 2 - A mid-block closure of Seabrook Boulevard
To implement a mid-block closure of Seabrook Boulevard where the shared trail connects from Chelmsford Place to Seabrook Boulevard through to the Skeleton Creek Trail and the Lan Avenue Bridge beyond.
This involves a hard closure of Seabrook Boulevard.
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Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information and opinions supplied by you on this survey in regards to the Seabrook Boulevard Traffic Calming Project currently under consultation will assist Council in keeping you involved and up to date on the project. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. You have a right to access your personal information and make corrections. If you have any queries or wish to gain access to amend your information please contact Council's Privacy Officer on 9932 1000.