Have your say for a safer and more connected Templestowe Route

17 Oct 2023
Liveable Places and Spaces Templestowe Templestowe Lower

We invite you to provide feedback on safety, connectivity, traffic flow and infrastructure improvements, proposed as part of the Templestowe Route Upgrade.

In addition to road, footpath and drainage enhancements, we're proposing two new roundabouts at the intersections of Atkinson and Milne streets. The roundabouts aim to prevent speeding, improve traffic flow and highlight the entrance to the Templestowe Village shops.

We're also proposing to advocate for a reduced speed limit of 40km per hour between the roundabouts, to boost pedestrian and road safety.

Our Director City Services, Rachelle Quattrocchi, said we plan to install pedestrian-operated signals at the intersection of Wood and Anderson streets so community members can access the shops more safely.

“We’ll also explore further opportunities to improve pedestrian connectivity with surrounding streets in other upcoming projects in this area.”

We invite you to attend a consultation session on Wednesday 22 November from 4.00pm to 8.30pm at the Manningham Uniting Church, to share your feedback and discuss the upgrade with us.

You can also complete the ‘Proposed improvements to Templestowe Route’ survey online at Your Say Manningham. The survey will close on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

This stage of the engagement follows this project's previous consultation in July 2023. Ms Quattrocchi said more than 80 people took part in the earlier consultation and has thanked the community for their contributions so far.

“We’re confident this design will cover off on the feedback we received,” Ms Quattrocchi said.

The upgrade, between Templestowe Road and Williamson Road (1.8 km), will enhance safety, pedestrian connectivity, and infrastructure quality.

We plan to deliver the project in several packages to cover Parker, Swilk, James, and Anderson streets in Templestowe. Early works packages commenced in April this year, providing footpath and drainage improvements on Parker and Anderson streets.

You can follow the project, have your say and help to improve the Templestowe Route by visiting Your Say Manningham.