Gold is part of Collingwood, and is designated as Council’s Local Area Place Making (LAPM) precinct #10, bounded by Alexandra Parade, Hoddle Street, Johnston Street, and Smith Street.
Gold is a residential neighbourhood, with declared arterials on three boundaries (north, south and east). To the west, Smith Street is the local shopping street, and is not a declared arterial.
Within the neighbourhood, north-south movement can occur on Wellington Street, which is calmed to 30 km/h and has protected bicycle lanes.
30 km/h zone
Gold is within the 30 km/h zone trialled by the City of Yarra.
Last LAPM review
Gold was last assessed in 2015. Back then they were called called “Local Area Traffic Management” not “Local Area Place Making”. LAPM reviews are a once in a decade opportunity to persuade Council to invest decent money in infrastructure such as better footpaths, bicycle paths, more trees, pocket parks or street closures.