North Essendon Local Area Traffic Management study

We have been undertaking Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) studies in selected precincts within the municipality in order to manage vehicle movements, review parking restrictions and improve the residential environment.

In 2016/17, we are undertaking a LATM study of the North Essendon precinct as part of this ongoing LATM program. The study area (png, 480KB) is generally bounded by Bulla Road, Keilor Road and the Calder Freeway/Tullamarine Freeway.

At the Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 Council endorsed the draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 150KB) and draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 200KB) for community consultation.

We are now seeking your feedback on the draft plans. Owners and occupiers in the study area will receive a mail out containing a factsheet, traffic and off-street parking questionnaire and a copy of each plan. Those directly affected by the on-street parking changes will also receive a separate on-street parking questionnaire.

Complete the online survey and enter your access code.

No decision has been made to implement the proposals set out in the draft plan. These are presented as draft proposals for community feedback.

LATM Study process

Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) is a study process which:

  • investigates traffic and parking conditions in local streets and areas
  • involves the community in identifying issues and developing solutions
  • considers the impacts of traffic management on an area-wide basis
  • aims to improve the residential environment

LATM recognises that streets serve many functions, such as:

  • providing for vehicle and pedestrian access to properties
  • providing for the movement of vehicles within and through an area
  • providing space for social interaction within a neighbourhood
  • providing access for emergency and service vehicles

Traffic management component

The LATM study process is an approach to traffic planning that looks at the total effect of traffic management in a local area rather than in isolated locations.

Through the study process, a draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 150KB) will set out recommended solutions to traffic issues identified by the community and the consultant’s engineering investigations. This plan will be circulated in a questionnaire to all properties in the study area for community comment in May 2017.

The community response to the draft plan will be reviewed by the Working Group, prior to presenting the Recommended Traffic Management Plan in a report to Council.

Parking management component

The parking management component of the study involves the collection of detailed parking occupancy data across the whole study area.

Using the parking occupancy data, the streets where parking changes are warranted are determined based on our Parking Demand Management Framework. Our Kerbside Road Space User Hierarchy is then used to determine appropriate parking restrictions for each street.

The draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 200KB) set outs proposed changes to off-street and on-street parking restrictions throughout the study area.

This plan has now been circulated to all properties for feedback. We are seeking feedback on the off-street parking proposals from the whole study area. Those properties directly affected by the proposed on-street parking changes will receive a separate on-street parking questionnaire.

On-street parking proposals

The on-street parking proposals for that North Essendon LATM study area can be viewed below:

The community response to the proposals will be reviewed by the Working Group, prior to presenting the Recommended Parking Management Plan in a report to Council.

How can I be involved?

We are now seeking feedback on the draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 150KB) and draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 200KB). Owners and occupiers in the study area will receive a letter containing a factsheet, traffic and off-street parking questionnaire and a copy of each plan. Properties affected by proposed changes to on-street parking will receive a separate on-street parking questionnaire.

Questionnaires can be submitted by either:

  • Filling out the questionnaire and then folding and stapling as marked on the reverse side and posting (no stamp required).
  • Filling out the questionnaire, and then scan and email to latm@traffixgroup.com.au
  • Complete the online survey and entering your access code.

Contact details

If you require any further information or assistance with this survey, please contact:

Last updated: Sunday, 18 June 2017, 11:27 PM