Contributions to this engagement have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Minerva Road and Church Street, Herne Hill pedestrian safety upgrade consultation.

Your feedback has been instrumental in progressing the design for this area.

The engagement was promoted via many channels including the City's online Have Your Say page, social media, residential letter drops, newsletter articles and emails to nearby businesses.

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We received feedback from 166 community members on the proposed changes

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View the concept plans of the final design, with your feedback included

Our final design has been submitted for a Road Safety Audit, which is a requirement of all Blackspot Program projects funded through the Department of Transport. The below designs may still require minor adjustments to respond to the audit recommendations.

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The most common feedback received from the community during engagement

How we have listened and responded to your feedback

Have your say - Closed

Minerva Road / Church Street, Herne Hill shopping strip is a thriving area with a mix of eateries, schools, retail and community facilities.

Federal Blackspot Funding for the 2023/2024 financial year has been awarded to the City to address safety issues within the Minerva Road / Church Street area. We are inviting the local community to provide feedback on how to make this area safer for all road users; vehicles, buses, pedestrians and cyclists.

Blackspot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring or are at risk of occurring. By implementing treatments such as traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and speed reductions, the program reduces these risks and saves lives.

Locals who work, live and play in this area can provide valuable feedback for us to evaluate and work into the current design plans to create a safe and functional environment for all users in this area.

Community feedback and safety concerns for this area were used in our application for Blackspot funding. Now that we have been successful in obtaining the funding, we would like to gather your feedback on the proposed solutions via our online survey below.

You can also request a hard copy of the plan and survey by contacting the officer listed in the 'Who's Listening' section of this page, surveys are also available at all of our Customer Service Centres.

Concept Plan - Church Street and Minerva Road, Herne Hill area

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