Consultation has concluded

At its meeting on 6 February 2018, Council decided to not proceed with the process of temporarily closing Station Street because the proposal did not have enough support from the community.

Council will consider the wider area, looking at issues such as traffic, parking, landscaping and improvements to walking and cycling as part of a Local Area Place Making Study.

The study will be considered as part of the 2018/19 budget process.

Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to close Station Street in North Carlton (at Princes Street) to motor vehicles on a trial basis.

The purpose of the proposal is to investigate whether a closure would reduce the volume and speed of traffic. This is in response to reports from some residents that traffic conditions on Station Street could be improved.

The trial would run for six or 12 months.

The road closure, if approved, will mean that motor vehicles cannot enter or exit Station Street at Princes Street at all times during the trial period. Motorists currently using Station Street to access Princes Street (or vice versa) will be required to find an alternative route.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to pass through the proposed road closure at any time.

Traffic data would be collected and monitored to understand the impact of the trial closure on Station Street and surrounding streets.

Further information about this proposal appears to the right of this page, including:

  • Links to Council reports relating to this proposal
  • Key documents, including an independent traffic assessment, Council's report to VicRoads and VicRoads' report in response, and a place making assessment
  • FAQs
  • Project history and timeline.

A hard copy of this background information can be viewed at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road and at Carlton Library, 667 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton.

Feedback is due by 5pm, Wednesday 22nd November 2017.