Road Management Plan 2017

The Road Management Plan 2017 feedback process has been completed.

The Road Management Plan was reviewed and approved by Council on 19 June.

Check out the final Plan below!


Click on the image below to view the Road Management Plan 2017.Summary of Road Management Plan 2017


The Road Management Plan outlines the principles, methods and systems used in managing Darebin’s road network.

The plan:
• details the road management function under the control of Council
• sets the relevant standards of how Council carries out road management functions
• sets the standards based on policy and operation objectives within the resources available
• ensures the provision of a safe and efficient road network for users and the community
• minimises road safety hazards and disruption to traffic
• supports the use of different modes of transport to minimise the cost to the community

The Plan does not apply to arterial roads. VicRoads has the responsibility of these roads.

The Road Management Plan was reviewed and approved by Council on 19 June.

Check out the final Plan below!


Click on the image below to view the Road Management Plan 2017.Summary of Road Management Plan 2017


The Road Management Plan outlines the principles, methods and systems used in managing Darebin’s road network.

The plan:
• details the road management function under the control of Council
• sets the relevant standards of how Council carries out road management functions
• sets the standards based on policy and operation objectives within the resources available
• ensures the provision of a safe and efficient road network for users and the community
• minimises road safety hazards and disruption to traffic
• supports the use of different modes of transport to minimise the cost to the community

The Plan does not apply to arterial roads. VicRoads has the responsibility of these roads.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What is the plan for Radford Road, the amount of speeding and burnouts is a real concern for the local business in the area. Is there a plan to put in speed humps and to crack down the hoon drivers?

    Radford asked 2 months ago

    Hi,

    Thank you for your question. The Road Management Plan outlines how Council will maintain roads and footpaths. The Plan sets the criteria on intervention levels and time frames when footpaths are replaced and roads are repaired, and only covers maintenance of existing road infrastructure but not installation of new infrastructure. However, I have forwarded your enquiry to our transport team and will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah

    Hi,

    Here's the information provided by our Transport Team in response to your enquiries.

    In 2015 we reduced the speed of Council managed main roads in the Radford Road area from 60km/h to 50km/h. Following this change, a traffic safety study of the Radford Road area was undertaken to identify locations where collisions of the same nature had occurred and been recorded in the VicRoads Road Crash Information System. Results of the study identified three locations where there were collision type trends and  safety could be improved; Newlands Roads, Radford Road and Banbury Road. As there are high proportions of heavy goods vehicles in each of these locations, vertical traffic management devices (speed humps) were deemed not appropriate and line-marking changes to improve the delineation and safe road operation were installed.

    Given the history of traffic speed concerns in this area, we are also working closely with the Greensborough Highway Patrol who have Radford Road on their list for patrol. If you do witness any further hoon driving, please contact the hoon hotline on 1800 333 000 with as much information about the situation/recurrence, location, times and vehicle to assist the Police in addressing the situation.

    Kind regards,

    Hannah


  • Where can I view the 2017 - 8 proposed Darebin Council plan. Particular interests - Streets listed with what proposed changes to speed limits; Pedestrian safety in relation to bike users; Footpath repairs; and seating (designed for elderly) planned.

    Audrey Grace asked 2 months ago

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest. The proposed Council Plan 2017-2021 and Action Plan 2017-2018 can be viewed by going to the Your Say section of the Council website. You can view that page here.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah

  • Hello, I see that this document is primarily referring to maintenance of paths/road etc. Is there scope for improvement at this stage? I'd like to draw attention to the lack of bike path or easily managed passage for bike along the section travelling north/south along High Street between Westgarth Street and towards/from Queens Parade. Are there plans to improve this section of road or even make the side path available to share between bikes and pedestrians? Many thanks.

    SoniaW asked 2 months ago

    Hi, thank you for your feedback.

    As you have mentioned, the Road Management Plan covers issues relating to the physical condition of existing assets such as roads and footpaths. The issue regarding bike paths and any improvements to make these assets more suitable for bikes, is more a matter for our Transport Department. I have brought this up with them and the matter is currently under investigation.  

    Kind regards,

    Hannah


    Hi,

    Here's the information provided by our Transport team in response to your enquiries.

    The section of High Street between Queens Parade and Westgarth Street is owned and managed by VicRoads so we do not have any plans for works on this length of road.

    There are already a sequence of off road shared paths along the Merri Creek in that area and we are planning a shared path refuge at the end of Union Street on Merri Parade in the coming months. We are also assisting VicRoads with their investigations into their strategic cycling corridors.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah




  • I read your management plan,thank you. I found it technical. Can you ensure more bike lanes on Heidelberg Road, Station St., Fairfield and Thornbury? Why is it that there is a hierarchy of streets? Where people live is often about their financial status. Therefore to have streets that are quieter is discriminatory? Why is it that streets are closed following consultation with a small number of residents and not the surrounding streets that use that particular street.?

    Where would you show my screen name asked 2 months ago
    Hi,

    Thank you for your patience. The Road Management Plan only covers the maintenance of existing assets therefore does not cover the introduction of new bike lanes. Roads within Council are classified in a hierarchical system based on traffic volumes. Roads of high pedestrian use or wherever the elderly, young or disabled persons are most likely to frequent, are classified as high priority.

    With regard to road closures, that is a matter for our Transport Department. I have forwarded your concerns to them and will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Kind regards,

    Hannah


    Hi,

    Here's the information provided by our Transport team in response to your questions and concerns.

    Heidelberg Road and Station Street are both owned and managed by VicRoads so VicRoads is responsible for the allocation of road space including providing bike lanes.

    All road users are welcome to use any of the roads on the road network in accordance with the Victorian Road Rules. Having a hierarchy of roads is an efficient way, through planning and design, to keep higher traffic volumes on main roads and to keep maintenance costs down for Council.

    The Road Management Act 2004 allows Council (coordinating road authority) to discontinue a road, which includes closing a road. This is done by notice published in the Government Gazette. Our process for closing a road includes traffic impact studies and engaging with residents who are immediately affected by the proposed road closures.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah




  • Thanks for consulting. That is great you have a plan for maintaining and repairing existing assets. I think this should be called "Road / Path / Kerb asset management" - Traffic Management is perhaps not the best descriptor. What is most concerning is that the traffic management plan does not cover a plan to mitigate and manage the following issues: - dangerous intersections - speeding traffic - residential streets being used as rat runs - traffic treatments to calm and channel traffic away from residential streets - pedestrian safety - population growth (higher density living) and traffic management. Can you please outline where the plan for these issues is outlined and costed?

    Pedestrian asked 3 months ago
    Thank you for the feedback and the title suggestion. In accordance with the Road Management Act 2004, the chosen title "Road Management Plan" was adopted in order to satisfy requirements for Local Government Authorities. The name is also a recognised title which has been adopted by most other municipalities. The Road Management Plan does not cover the other issues outlined as they are more related to Council's transport department, therefore I have followed this up with our transport team and will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah


    Hi,

    Here's the response to your enquiry from our transport team regarding the other issues that you outlined.

    Thank you for your enquiry. Council's transport objectives, including traffic management and the safety of Darebin's roads are covered in the Darebin Transport Strategy and Review Document. You can view both documents by clicking here. The documents are under the 'Council Strategies' section.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah