Bendigo is the neighbourhood bounded by Bridge Road, Burnley Street, Swan Street and the Yarra (Birrarung) River, designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #19. Council conducted a LAPM review in 2018 and adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20.
Schools and educational areas in LAPM 19 Bendigo include:
Consultation identified a number of issues:
O’Brien Traffic delivered their final report in November 2018:
Council adopted a plan to be delivered in 2019/20:
Council approved a budget of $360k.
In 2022 two new wombat crossings were constructed on Yarra Boulevard, near Melbourne Girls College.
Streets Alive Yarra applauds Council for adopting a LAPM plan, and even better would have been to:
- Upgrade the whole area to a 30 km/h superblock
- Construct protected bicycle lanes on Bridge Road, Burnley Street and Swan Street
- Convert free parking to either permit-only parking or metered parking
- Adopt a larger budget of $1.5-1.9m, similar to that for LAPM 3 and LAPM 13
Your local champion for LAPM 19 Bendigo is Cameron, Yarra resident. View all of Streets Alive Yarra’s champions on our supporters page.
I love riding my bike to get to places. It is great because it makes me independent and able to get anywhere. When I’m riding I’m often thinking of how we could make routes better and safer for people riding and walking. I am concerned about narrow and unsafe bike lanes in between moving and parked cars, because people drive past you very fast and close, and there is also the issue of people opening their doors into the bike lane. I believe we need to put in many more separated bike lanes so that everyone can get around on a bike safely.Cameron