Keeping Moonee Valley moving

There are many ways people get around Moonee Valley, and we are looking at ways to make all journeys easier and safer.

In September and October, we asked you to tell us about your experiences of travelling in Moonee Valley – what works, what needs improving and any ideas you have for our changing streets, roads and rail. We received great feedback via our survey, interactive map, in person at our community drop-in sessions and some creative feedback via our art competition. 

The consultation period has now closed - thank you to everyone for your feedback.

To see some of what the community has been telling us, have a look at our interactive map!

Find out what some of the issues and opportunities are for our transport network in the Keep Moonee Valley Moving Issues and Opportunities Report.

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What’s next?

We’ll use your feedback to create a draft Integrated Transport Plan and a draft Road Safety Plan.

Once these draft documents are ready we will call for community feedback to tell us if we’ve got the priorities right or if we’ve missed something. Keep an eye on this page for the draft plans.

Tell me more about transport in Moonee Valley!

Where you live in Moonee Valley generally influences how you choose to travel. Ideally, our streets, paths, intersections and rail will be integrated and support all modes of travel including walking.

Our road network is constrained. There are limited places to enter or exit the municipality and as a result there are high levels of congestion on key routes at peak times.

Our public transport consists of two passenger train lines, three tram routes, numerous bus routes and four level crossings. Overall Moonee Valley has reasonable public transport coverage as the majority of homes are within 400 metres of a tram or bus stop, and/or within 800 metres of a train station. The main issue is the frequency, operating hours and reliability of our public transport.

Our active travel happens on- and off-road, with off-road walking and cycling paths, footpath and crossing facilities, and bike lanes on some roads to assist people cycling on-road.

Our community transport provides transport services to residents who are assessed as being frail, aged or with a disability and unable to access public transport. Carers for these people are also supported.

Taxis are primarily used in Moonee Valley at night and on weekends, and by those who generally don’t drive or catch public transport. 

Our car share network consists of cars used by people who only need to use a car sporadically. Car sharing is a convenient, affordable and sustainable transport option. It enables more sustainable travel habits and is an efficient use of parking space – a single car share vehicle can replace up to 12 private vehicles that would otherwise compete for local parking.

How is it changing?

As Melbourne grows, Moonee Valley does too. This means more cars and traffic, not just from an increasing number of residents, but also from growth in surrounding areas which leads to an increase in through-traffic and commuting pressures.

There are a significant number of major transport projects that will or are likely to take place in the coming years and will impact Moonee Valley, including:

  • Tram stop review at Moonee Ponds Junction
  • Melbourne Metro Rail
  • Grade separation at Buckley Street, Essendon
  • CityLink Tullamarine Widening
  • Western Distributor
  • Melbourne Airport Rail Link

Find out about some of Moonee Valley’s transport issues in this short animation:

  

How does transport impact you?

Transport affects more than just how you travel from one place to another.

How you get around can impact:

  • your health and wellbeing
  • your wallet
  • your environment
  • your neighbours and friends and the Moonee Valley community

How is Council involved in transport?

We work with all levels of government in an effort to effectively address transport and land use issues.

While we don't have authority over key parts of the transport network, our objective is to seek to achieve the best outcomes for the local community, while having regard to long-term and cumulative effects of decisions.

We do this through:

  • advocacy or partnering with state authorities to improve the transport network
  • communicating to and educating the community, as well as encouraging behaviour change
  • making infrastructure changes on local roads, footpaths and cycling networks
  • providing community transport to those with assessed needs
  • ensuring that new development, both residential and commercial, is appropriately planned and accessible

To address some of the issues identified above, we make improvements to your local roads and paths and encourages you think about how you travel.

 

We don't control main roads or public transport. A lot of the bigger transport issues are controlled by State Government, so we consistently advocate on your behalf to other levels of government and organisations for improvements to transport infrastructure in Moonee Valley.

 

Two of our most important transport strategies, the Integrated Transport Plan and the Road Safety Plan, outline how we plan to address transport needs and issues in Moonee Valley.

What is the Integrated Transport Plan?

The Integrated Transport Plan is our guiding transport document. It aims to put us on the right track to make Moonee Valley a place with a quality network that supports walking, cycling, public transport, freight and driving, now and into the future. This includes meeting the challenges of population growth, increasing congestion and freight, rising fuel costs, peak oil, climate changes, an ageing population and health issues.

What is the Road Safety Plan?

The Road Safety Plan aims to achieve zero road deaths in Moonee Valley by identifying priority areas and a coordinated set of actions focused on four key principles – engineering, education, encouragement and enforcement – to increase safety on roads, shared paths and footpaths.

Want more information?

For more information email transport@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call 9243 8888 to speak to our Transport unit.

Last updated: Sunday, 16 July 2017, 12:56 PM