October 29, 2018

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BURGUNDY STREET

The Andrews Government is delivering safer crossings for pedestrians in Heidelberg, with a new package of safety upgrades on Burgundy Street near the Austin Hospital.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines announced that community consultation and planning is now underway for Burgundy Street safety improvements near the busy hospital precinct.

The project will deliver safer crossings and better footpaths to make it easier for pedestrians visiting the hospital and local businesses along Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

A new 40km/h speed limit will also be implemented on Burgundy Street between Upper Heidelberg Road and the intersection of Studley Road and Stradbroke Avenue, extending the existing low speed zones near Austin Hospital.

More than 14,000 vehicles use Burgundy Street each day.

Once completed, these works will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross Burgundy Street and reduce the likelihood of crashes.

These safety improvements are being developed in consultation with Banyule City Council and the Austin Hospital.

The project is part of the Government’s $100 million Safer Cyclist and Pedestrian Fund to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

 Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

“We’ve heard what locals have had to say about the safety of Burgundy Street – now we’re delivering these upgrades to keep people in our community safe.”

“These important upgrades will make it safer and easier for people whether they’re getting to and from the Austin Hospital, accessing Heidelberg Station or visiting the thriving Burgundy Street shops.”