Citylink expansion without better sound barriers? No way!

The Andrews government is looking at a plan to connect the West Gate Freeway to CityLink via a second river crossing and an elevated freeway along Footscray Road. We have no idea what the implications would be for Kensington, as to where it would join with CityLink. Two  meetings this year have unanimously agreed that noise from CityLink is a growing problem that needs to be a priority concern for the Association. Extra traffic on CityLink will further impact the … Continue reading

40kph getting closer for Kensington

Come along on 4th May (7:30pm) to hear about this direct from the Council’s Engineering Services Department representatives as part of Council’s consultation in regard to a potential 40 kph speed limit for our residential streets (not the main thoroughfares). Other Council consultation activities will include: ·           Distribution of questionnaires to property occupiers ·           Online questionnaire and information on Participate Melbourne at (opened 28 April and closes 22 May) ·           Face-to-face engagement at Kensington Market, local media and social media ·           Information to schools and other … Continue reading

Pedestrian Crossing proposal

The City of Melbourne is proposing to install two pedestrian (zebra) crossings in Eastwood and Bellair Streets at railway underpass (opposite Smith Street). The pedestrian underpass is used by school children going between their homes (east of the railway line) and schools located to the west of the railway line (Kensington Primary School and Kensington Community High School). Council thinks a formal crossing in this location would also improve ‘local connectivity’ between the communities on the east and west sides … Continue reading

Update on the Arden Macaulay Structure Plan

Our April meeting saw a comprehensive report from Cr Leppert, and interesting discussion for those present, on the Arden Macaulay Structure Plan, now that the East West Link has been scrapped.  Cr Leppert provided notes and we will be maintaining a watching brief to ensure that as Council re-engages local priorities are taken into account. Arden Macaulay Structure Plan – April 2015 update