Project update - 6 September 2022
Consultation has closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
In February 2022 we asked you to consider two options for the future design of Derrimut Street, between Sydney and Adelaide streets, in Albion.
Both options sought to create a slower and greener streetscape for residents, pedestrians and those accessing the Albion Train Station, in line with the aims of our Cycling Walking Strategy and the Albion Neighbourhood Plan.
Your preferred concept plan
Option two was narrowly voted the preferred option.
Additional community feedback showed a strong preference for maintaining two way traffic on both Derrimut and Lawson streets, which was not included in the initial options.
How the preferred concept has changed
The initial concepts proposed cyclists would share the road with vehicles, however Brimbank’s new gender equity guidelines requires either:
- a protected bike lane, which would result in loss of parking on at least one side of Derrimut Street, or
- an off-road shared user path.
We’ve refined the preferred concept plan based on these requirements and your feedback to include:
- an off-road shared user path wide enough to allow for pedestrians and cyclists and designed to avoid removal of large mature trees
- raised pedestrian threshold at the corner of Derrimut Street and Adelaide Street to allow for people to cross the road safely
- a pocket park at the intersection of Derrimut and Lawson streets with traffic calming and tree planting
- another narrow point on Derrimut Street to slow traffic speeds and allow for more tree planting.
The upgrade works are planned to be done this financial year (2022/2023).