Petition to relieve Mentone traffic woes

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A PETITION with over 1000 signatures was submitted to Kingston Council this week flagging concerns with the redesign of Mentone Parade.

Cr Geoff Gledhill presented the petition to the CEO, declaring the issue a “matter of urgency”.

“1000 people put their name to something that is of grave concern to them. This is in relation to changes that council has made to traffic flow in Mentone. Traders, shoppers, students, those attending local schools, and people in general have found the changes awkward and difficult to cope with,” Cr Gledhill said.

“We set about to improve conditions in Mentone, and we’re running a real risk of not having businesses survive even in the short and medium term. It’s important that we get this right, traders in particular are very concerned, worrying if they’ll make it through winter in terms of their trade.

“I urge the CEO to look at this as a matter of urgency.”

Cr Ron Brownlees said the “economic impact of something we have done to group of people important to our community is quite dramatic. It’s important we address the situation as soon as possible.”

Cr Rosemary West told council the redesign “seems not to be working”.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 26 June 2019

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