Taking it to the streets - Abbotsford

With your help we've been working on a major planning project in Abbotsford to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for Abbotsford and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this project far and wide and received hundreds of ideas and suggestions to tackle speeding, excessive traffic, and improve road safety.

Your top three concerns in Abbotsford were:

  • Rat-running traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Bike connectivity.

We’ve walked, cycled and driven around your streets, reviewed traffic data, met the community, and worked with traffic and urban design specialists to come up with solutions.

A working group made up of local residents, businesses, schools and Councillors has also provided valuable information to help prepare the draft plan for improving your neighbourhood streets.

Did we get it right?

We’d like to know what you think. Is there anything we've missed or works that you think should take priority? Provide your feedback about the draft plan here by 5pm, Tuesday 7 August 2018 to help shape the final plan for your area.

Go to the map and click on the icons to provide feedback


Come to the information drop-in session:

Wednesday 25 July from 4pm–7pm

Collingwood Town Hall

140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford


Works are scheduled starting from 2019/20, subject to Council’s endorsement, further consultation where required, detailed design and funding.

For more information about this project, check out the FAQs or contact Ted Teo, Transport Engineer, on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au


Other projects under consideration

Here’s a snapshot of other road projects happening in your area in 2018 and 2019.

  • Church Street – road resheet between Victoria Street and Murray Street
  • Clarke Street – footpath repairs
  • Gipps Street – isolated repairs to tree root damage, kerb, channel and drainage
  • Gipps Street (Collins Bridge) – isolated strengthening works on bridge
  • Gipps Street – kerb and line marking works between Victoria Crescent and Collins Bridge to improve bike link and complement future Gipps Street Ramp Project
  • Johnston Street – new traffic signals and access to Abbotsford Convent car park as part of Johnston Street improvements
  • Marine Parade – kerb, channel and footpath repairs
  • St Heliers Street – zebra crossing at convent entrance, new and replacement street trees
  • Vere Street – footpath repairs between Park Street and Nicholson Street
  • Victoria Street – footpath repairs between Little Lithgow Street and Church Street
  • Victoria Street, Lennox Street and Nicholson Street – streetscape improvements including pavement upgrades, lighting, seats, street furniture and landscaping.


VicRoads arterial roadsJohnston Street, Hoddle Street, Victoria Street

Arterial roads fall under the control of the state road authority. One of the outcomes of our study will be to provide a priority list for advocacy to VicRoads. These include:

Johnston Street

  • Traffic signals at Trenerry Crescent to improve the safety of all road users at this busy intersection, particularly pedestrians and bike riders.
  • Improvement to the existing pedestrian crossing under the railway bridge to stop drivers blocking the crossing.

Hoddle Street

  • Post evaluation of Streamlining Hoddle Street project to ensure any issues to local streets are properly addressed.
  • Public realm improvements particularly at Johnston Street and Hoddle Street.
  • Continuous bus lanes.
  • Advocate to Public Transport Victoria for bus route 246 Elsternwick-Clifton Hill to be upgraded to SmartBus timetable.
  • Reduce speed limit to 60km/h or less.

With your help we've been working on a major planning project in Abbotsford to make local streets more liveable, safer and easier to walk and ride. We asked you to tell us your ideas and priorities for Abbotsford and we now have a draft plan ready for your feedback.

What you told us

We promoted this project far and wide and received hundreds of ideas and suggestions to tackle speeding, excessive traffic, and improve road safety.

Your top three concerns in Abbotsford were:

  • Rat-running traffic on local streets
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Bike connectivity.

We’ve walked, cycled and driven around your streets, reviewed traffic data, met the community, and worked with traffic and urban design specialists to come up with solutions.

A working group made up of local residents, businesses, schools and Councillors has also provided valuable information to help prepare the draft plan for improving your neighbourhood streets.

Did we get it right?

We’d like to know what you think. Is there anything we've missed or works that you think should take priority? Provide your feedback about the draft plan here by 5pm, Tuesday 7 August 2018 to help shape the final plan for your area.

Go to the map and click on the icons to provide feedback


Come to the information drop-in session:

Wednesday 25 July from 4pm–7pm

Collingwood Town Hall

140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford


Works are scheduled starting from 2019/20, subject to Council’s endorsement, further consultation where required, detailed design and funding.

For more information about this project, check out the FAQs or contact Ted Teo, Transport Engineer, on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au


Other projects under consideration

Here’s a snapshot of other road projects happening in your area in 2018 and 2019.

  • Church Street – road resheet between Victoria Street and Murray Street
  • Clarke Street – footpath repairs
  • Gipps Street – isolated repairs to tree root damage, kerb, channel and drainage
  • Gipps Street (Collins Bridge) – isolated strengthening works on bridge
  • Gipps Street – kerb and line marking works between Victoria Crescent and Collins Bridge to improve bike link and complement future Gipps Street Ramp Project
  • Johnston Street – new traffic signals and access to Abbotsford Convent car park as part of Johnston Street improvements
  • Marine Parade – kerb, channel and footpath repairs
  • St Heliers Street – zebra crossing at convent entrance, new and replacement street trees
  • Vere Street – footpath repairs between Park Street and Nicholson Street
  • Victoria Street – footpath repairs between Little Lithgow Street and Church Street
  • Victoria Street, Lennox Street and Nicholson Street – streetscape improvements including pavement upgrades, lighting, seats, street furniture and landscaping.


VicRoads arterial roadsJohnston Street, Hoddle Street, Victoria Street

Arterial roads fall under the control of the state road authority. One of the outcomes of our study will be to provide a priority list for advocacy to VicRoads. These include:

Johnston Street

  • Traffic signals at Trenerry Crescent to improve the safety of all road users at this busy intersection, particularly pedestrians and bike riders.
  • Improvement to the existing pedestrian crossing under the railway bridge to stop drivers blocking the crossing.

Hoddle Street

  • Post evaluation of Streamlining Hoddle Street project to ensure any issues to local streets are properly addressed.
  • Public realm improvements particularly at Johnston Street and Hoddle Street.
  • Continuous bus lanes.
  • Advocate to Public Transport Victoria for bus route 246 Elsternwick-Clifton Hill to be upgraded to SmartBus timetable.
  • Reduce speed limit to 60km/h or less.