Consultation on freeway plans

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KINGSTON Council is appealing for members of the community to come forward and provide feedback for how they would like to see the Mordialloc Freeway project delivered.

Earlier this year the $375 million project was announced as a “nine-kilometre freeway that will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village.”

Two contractors were being considered in May, with an announcement on the successful bidder to be made by the end of the year.

A Kingston Council statement has outlined that they would like to see that “sensitive interfaces of Braeside Park, Dingley Village, Aspendale Gardens and Waterways communities are well-managed,” that “the design incorporates high quality, visually recessive bridge structures to reduce visual impact,” and that “effective visual and acoustic screening” is provided to prevent disturbance to surrounding homes.

Council also said they want to make sure that “ important community connections should be maintained and designed to allow for future connections,” “the development should tell a clear, cohesive story that reflects the area,” and that “links and journeys are integrated, direct, accessible, legible, attractive and safe.”

The statement from council criticised the current design as having “no clear theme”, and said it “does not showcase views of neighbouring wetlands and open space.”

Submissions can be made at planning.vic.gov.au

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 28 November 2018

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One thought on “Consultation on freeway plans

  1. What a load of gobbledygook. “No clear theme”? Er, sureley the “theme” is getting traffic from A to B. And what is “the development should tell a clear, cohesive story that reflects the area,”? Tell a clear story? It’s a road, not a library. These people have lost their collective mind.

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