Dalyston Traffic Management Plan Gets Underway

Bass Coast Shire Council is about to commence a major study of traffic in the township of Dalyston, and has appointed GHD, an experienced, independent consultant, to carry out the study.

Dalyston has undergone a great deal of development over the past decade – and more residential subdivisions are in the pipeline.  This has had a big impact on traffic within, and passing through, the township.

The study will investigate ways to improve road safety, and pedestrian and cyclist amenity in Dalyston and result in the development of a Traffic Management Plan for Dalyston.

In developing the Plan, Council wants to understand the views, values and concerns of the local community and other stakeholders.

There will be multiple opportunities for everyone to contribute their ideas.  As well as a mail-out Survey, there will be a Community Engagement session in the township where members of the community will be able to talk one-on-one with the consultants.

Bass Coast Shire Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, welcomed news of the appointment.  “Council and the Dalyston community are very well aware of the traffic pressures facing the township,” Cr Rankine said.

“This project will be a real once in a lifetime opportunity for Council to identify the issues and identify potential solutions which we will then be able to trial.”

Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, was equally enthusiastic about the project.

“As a growing township located on the Shire’s main arterial road, Dalyston is subject to a lot of traffic pressures, not least because the Powlett River Primary School is there,” Cr Drew said.

“A Traffic Management Plan like this is an essential background document for Council to better plan for Dalyston’s future deveolpoment and to attract funding from State and Federal Government.”

GHD will present Council with a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for Dalyston 10 weeks after project commencement.

A community consultation session will be held on Saturday, 31 August from 10.00am until 1.00pm at the Dalyston General Store and Post Office. Residents are invited to drop-in for a one-on-one discussion with the consultant to voice any views or concerns relating to the plan.