Published on 08 November 2021
With restrictions now eased and summer approaching we’re looking forward to safely meeting and enjoying our townships. For us to do this particularly in Mount Eliza, we need to begin works as part of a major upgrade to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.
Over a period of five-years, Mount Eliza Way recorded a total of eleven car crashes, five of which caused serious injury to pedestrians and cyclists.
These are not the numbers we want!
We’re pleased to announce in the new year we’ll start the Mount Eliza Way pedestrian safety project thanks to an $800,000 Australian Government grant from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. The project will see improved traffic safety and necessary road and pavement upgrades along this major road.
The first stage of the project includes:
The upgrades along Mount Eliza Way are due to begin mid-January 2022 and be finished by the end of February 2022.
We don't want to interrupt local businesses so we've arranged for the works in the main shopping precinct to happen at night.
Works between Wimborne Avenue and the Nepean Highway will happen in the day but strictly not during school drop off and pick up hours, we know how busy it already gets during these times.
We’re working with our key stakeholders, local businesses, and residents to limit disruption.
If you have any questions about these upgrades, we’re here to help. You can call us direct on: 5959 1250 or email us at: email@example.com
To learn more about the Mount Eliza Way pedestrian safety project, visit our website: mornpen.vic.gov.au/mtelizasafety
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor and Briars Ward Councillors Steve Holland and Anthony Marsh:
“We want our community to feel safe where they live, so we’re pleased Mount Eliza has been given a focus to improve the road safety for the benefit of all.
Improving pedestrian safety for our community is always a focus. This Federal Government funding will allow us to upgrade our footpaths and roads to encourage pedestrians and cyclists. By improving the safety in Mount Eliza, we aim to increase economic activity at the shopping precinct.”
Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy MP:
"This project will deliver road and pavement upgrades to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.
I look forward to working with our community and Council to deliver this.”