Grant To Improve Pedestrian Safety For Riddells Creek

Thanks to a Victorian Government-funded grant, the Riddells Creek community will benefit from improved safety and connectivity through a new pedestrian crossing.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is one of the 40 Victorian councils to share in more than $2 million under the annual Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Local Government Grant Program, with funded projects to use Safe System principles to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists.

Council will receive $75,345 to construct a pedestrian crossing on Station Street, just before Hamilton Street, allowing safer passage between the shops and Riddells Creek Station.

Council’s Director Assets and Operations, Shane Walden, thanked the Victorian Government for supporting the priority works highlighted by the community during consultation on the Draft Riddells Creek Movement Network Study.

“The study addresses transport concerns in Riddells Creek, particularly regarding traffic, parking and pedestrian safety, and has been informed by detailed research and community feedback,” he said.

“A lack of pedestrian crossings was identified as a major issue within the study and by the community, with Station Street specifically listed as a problem area.”

“It is fantastic to be able to address this area of concern and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.”

The project will begin with planning and construction undertaken during the 2024/25 financial year.

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