As part of our ongoing commitment to making our streets safer and improving our local community, we have kicked off an ambitious Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study for the suburbs of Manningham, Hampstead Gardens, Hillcrest and Gilles Plains (which we’re referring to collectively as 5086 throughout this consultation).
Please refer to the Document Library (on the right) for an overview map of the study area.
The study area is bounded by:
- North East Road to the South
- In the case of Manningham and Hampstead Gardens, the area is bounded by Hampstead Road to the west; and Muller Road to the north
- In the case of Hillcrest, the area is bounded by Fosters Road to the west; Lord Howe Avenue, Oxford Street and Bristol Terrace to the north; and Blacks Road to the east
- In the case of Gilles Plains, the area is bounded by Sudholz Road to the west; Grand Junction Road to the north; and Wandana Avenue
The LATM study is being undertaken as part of Council’s LATM program. The LATM program is aimed at improving local traffic, pedestrian and parking issues. Common concerns raised in the area include:
- speeding, traffic volume and traffic safety issues,
- non-local traffic ‘rat-running’ through the area,
- difficulty crossing particular roads.
Resident Advisory Group
We formed a residents working group which consisted of 15 members of the community and 4 meetings were held to develop the Draft 5086 LATM scheme.
This group consisted of local residents/stakeholders with local knowledge of traffic issues within the study area.
Want to learn more about the study area?
Data relating to traffic volumes and speeds, vehicle crashes, extent of property subdivision, housing density growth, public and community bus networks, footpath network and locations of local activity centres (retail precincts and schools) is available on interactive maps here.
Alternatively, please refer to the static maps in the Document Library (top right of this page).
The above image shows crash frequencies in the area - the size of the red "hot spots" correspond to a greater amount of crashes.