Airport West 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 2018/19, we are undertaking a LATM study of the Airport West precinct as part of this ongoing LATM program. The study area (png, 546KB) is generally bound by the Tullamarine Freeway, the Calder Freeway, and the Western Ring Road.

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, feedback form and a copy of each plan. Those directly affected by the on-street parking changes will also receive a separate on-street parking circular.

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
  • 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.

The Draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 695KB) sets out 31 items (A to AE) which are designed to address the traffic issues identified by the community and the consultant’s engineering investigations. The Plan has now been circulated to all properties in the study area for community feedback.

The community response to the draft plan will be reviewed, and the plan amended as necessary, prior to presenting the Final Traffic Management Plan 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, 837KB) set outs proposed changes to parking restrictions throughout the study area.

The Draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB) has now been circulated to all properties for feedback.

Those properties directly affected by the proposed on-street parking changes will receive a separate parking circular, providing extra detail of the changes near their property.

The community response to the proposals will be reviewed, and the plan amended as necessary, prior to presenting the Final Parking Management Plan to Council.

Parking Proposals

Altna Avenue (pdf, 277KB)

Bowes Avenue (pdf, 976KB)

Earl Street (pdf, 730KB)

Halsey Road (pdf, 736KB)

Hawker Street (pdf, 713KB) 

Highlawn Avenue (pdf, 721KB)

Hood Street (pdf, 679KB)

King Street (pdf, 774KB)

McIntosh Street (pdf, 740KB)

Moore Road (pdf, 705KB)

How can I be involved?

We are now seeking feedback on the Draft Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 695KB) and Draft Parking Management Plan (pdf, 837KB). Owners and occupiers in the study area will receive a letter containing a factsheet, feedback form and a copy of each plan.

Feedback can be provided in the following ways:

  • Filling out the feedback form and then folding and stapling as marked on the reverse side and posting (no stamp required)
  • Filling out the feedback form, and then scan and email to transport@mvcc.vic.gov.au
  • Send an email directly to transport@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Contact details

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

Last updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:59 AM