Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Glen Eira City Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy has been adopted.
The Strategy recognises that Glen Eira should be a City that is easy to move around in, with a range of safe travel options and walkable neighbourhoods. This will be achieved through a range of projects, policies, pilots and advocacy items that will also work to address the increasing congestion and parking concerns facing the Glen Eira community and wider Melbourne.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Tony Athanasopoulos said a goal has been established to strive for a 50:50 mode share of car and non-car trips by 2031.
"To achieve this goal, the Strategy has identified ways to increase walking, cycling and public transport trips and efficiency on key driving routes," he said.
The Strategy identifies the following four key transport infrastructure improvements that would support the transition onto non-car modes:
- New light rail services.
- A new premium bus service in Bentleigh East.
- Premium cycling infrastructure along key arterial roads.
- Significant upgrades to Caulfield Station and its wider precinct with the removal of remaining level crossings.
Cr Athanasopoulos said these are City-defining, once in a generation projects that will have lasting benefits for Glen Eira and wider Melbourne.
"Council will advocate for these projects to the appropriate levels of government," he said.
To view or download a copy of the Strategy, visit here.
For further information, contact Council’s City Futures Department on 9524 3333.