Dalyston,
30
November
2015
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22:55
Australia/Melbourne

New connections for Dalyston community

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Dalyston residents and visitors can travel about town with ease by foot or bicycle thanks to a recently completed pathway.

The new path along Bass Highway in Dalyston runs from Tulloch Street to Dalyston-Glen Forbes Road.

The concrete path will now provide pedestrians with a safe off-road alterative when travelling between the Dalyston Recreation Reserve, the new residential development, Waterdale, and servicing residential properties from Tulloch, Powlett and Daly Street though to Dalyston-Glen Forbes Road, the bus stop and commercial area.

Dalyston has undergone a great deal of development over the past decade with more residential subdivisions in the pipeline.

The path project was identified as part of Council’s development of the Dalyston Traffic Management Plan, which investigated ways to improve road safety, as well as understand the views, values and concerns of the local community and other stakeholders.

Stakeholders included residents and visitors, community organisations, Powlett River Primary School, businesses, transport providers, utility providers, emergency services, Department of Transport and VicRoads.

Feedback provided during Council’s consultation sessions included:

  • There is demand for footpaths.

  • People find it unsafe to walk to the store, let alone allow their children to walk to school.

  • Improved pedestrian access is required to the recreation reserve.

  • Unsealed roads become muddy when wet.

Council listened and acted on this issue

Bass Coast Deputy Mayor and Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, said Council listened and acted on these issues.

“The Dalyston Traffic Management Plan formed an essential background document for Council to better plan for Dalyston’s future development and to attract funding from State and Federal Governments,” Cr Drew said.

“The project also embraces other Council plans including the Roads Upgrade Program under the adopted Roads Services Asset Management Plan, and will ensure delivery of the Community Service levels, Connectivity and Community Health.”

The majority of the project was funded through grants from the Victorian Government Regional Growth Fund via the Local Government Infrastructure Program and was completed in six weeks.

For further information or any concerns please contact Council at 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.