Consultation will be the key when it comes to making changes to the intersection of the Esplanade and Myer Street in Lakes Entrance, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, who raised the issue in Parliament last week.
While calling for thorough consultation on the matter, Mr Bull told Parliament he had heard from a number of business owners regarding the VicRoads proposal, which might see access from the Esplanade into Myer Street altered in some way.
“Some consultation has occurred over recent months regarding the proposed installation of pedestrian crossings along the Esplanade, which is no doubt the busiest street in town,” Mr Bull said.
“As a result, I have been told one of the options being considered is to block or restrict access to Myer Street from the Esplanade.
“In line with what VicRoads has done at Stratford, where it is widely consulting the community on any prospective changes, I encourage a similar approach here, not just with the business sector, but also the entire community.
“One of the issues raised if this were to proceed, is the increased traffic stress on neighbouring streets.
“Modelling of these movements should be provided to the community in full and feedback obtained before any decisions are made,” Mr Bull told Parliament.
Caption: Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, chats about the proposals with Myer Street traders Leigh Walker (Lakes Entrance Eye Care) and Cherie Saunders (Bella Vita Jewellers).
Monday, September 25, 2017