Election Period (Caretaker) arrangements

Port Phillip Council is currently in election period until 6 pm Saturday 24 October 2020. During this period we must follow special requirements in the lead up to the election. This community engagement is temporarily paused and will resume once the election period has ended.


Background

In June 2020, Council received a petition regarding safety issues at the intersection of Kerferd Road and Montague/ Herbert Streets, with 26 local resident signatories. The petition follows a history of concerns raised by the local community regarding this specific intersection, as well as safety concerns about the entirety of Kerferd Road. In response to the community’s petition, Council resolved to trial traffic safety improvements at this intersection for an 18 month period.

One of the key reasons for conducting a trial is to enable Council to understand the impact of the works, in lieu of not having recent (i.e. before the COVID-19 outbreak) data that represents traffic movements at this intersectoion. Traffic surveys are planned for September/ October 2020, when restrictions are eased and before the temporary road closure is installed, to gain insight into how the community is currently using the streets in the area.

These works align closely with the objectives of the Shrine to Sea project announced by the Victorian State Government in 2018, and will be funded by the project.

Shrine to Sea is a $13 million project led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, which will enhance the safety and amenity of the boulevard that stretches along Albert and Kerferd Roads, from St Kilda Road to Beaconsfield Parade. The Shrine to Sea project is led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, working in partnership with City of Port Phillip, Parks Victoria and the Department of Transport.

Information about these works and all other current road safety projects can be found on the Traffic and Roads section of our website.

Feedback

We would like to receive your input to help us understand community perceptions about these safety improvements and how they affect you. You are welcome to provide feedback on the trial at any time over the 18 months from the commencement of the trial (expected to commence 1 October 2020) using the survey below. To receive updates on this project please click the "Follow" button at the top of this page.

This community engagement is temporarily paused and will resume once the election period has ended.

Traffic changes at Kerferd Rd

Aerial image of new permitted traffic movements at Kerferd Road intersection with Montague and Herbert Streets

Red arrows show permitted vehicle movements, red dots show traffic barriers. No change to pedestrian access.