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Policies, strategies and advocacy

Banyule City Council has developed a range of transport strategies covering a number of transport topics:

  • Integrated transport and land use planning
  • Road and Travel Safety
  • Bicycles and Cycling
  • Parking in and around Activity Centres
  • Parking in residential streets
  • Managing Rights of Way

Council has also expressed some strong advocacy positions in relation to transport issues impacting Banyule and its community – see Council’s advocacy position on important transport initiatives below.

Greensborough Transport Masterplan

The Greensborough Transport Masterplan utlines the transport future for the Greensborough Activity Centre. It envisions Greensborough as a major public transport hub for the Northeast providing local and regional access to jobs, education, shopping and services while supporting a vibrant local community. It supports and encourages local pedestrian and cycling amenity, along with advocating for a new Greensborough Transport Interchange  to provide accessible connected public transport services.  

The Masterplan has been developed now to respond to upcoming opportunities afforded by state government investment in the region. This includes investment in improving the M80 Ring Road, further duplication of the Hurstbridge Railway Line from Eltham to Greensborough and the building of the North East Link.

The Banyule Integrated Transport Plan 2015 - 2035

The Banyule Integrated Transport Plan will help guide transport and land use decisions in the municipality, providing an overall framework to address transport issues and create a more accessible, safe, sustainable and active community.

Check out the Banyule Integrated Transport Plan page for more information.

Banyule Safe Travel Plan 2016-2026

Banyule’s Safe Travel Plan provides a framework and direction for Council to help protect and improve the safety of all the people who uses roads, footpaths and infrastructure in Banyule.

The Safe Travel Plan has a Vision -  "Pathways to safer journeys – moving freely via people-friendly streets". The Plan was adopted by Council on 5 September 2016. The current Banyule Safe Travel Plan and appendices can be found under Related information.

Bicycles and Cycling

Council is dedicated to developing a combination of appropriate off-road and on-road networks to ensure cycling becomes a realistic travel choice for all residents and visitors to Banyule. Banyule’s Bicycle Policy 2010, and the Bicycle Strategy and Action plan identifies key local bicycle infrastructure required to provide a safe and connected network for all users. The Policy, Strategy and Action Plan can be found under Related Information. 

Banyule Activity Centre Car Parking Policy and Strategy

Banyule's Activity Centre Car Parking Policy (ACCPP) was introduced in 2010 to guide the management of car parking in and around Activity Centres. This is a long term policy applying to all retail and shopping centres in Banyule, with individual parking plans will be developed for each Activity Centre over time and in consultation with residents, traders, employees and visitors to the area.

See Related information for documents relating to the Activity Centre Car Parking Policy and Strategy.

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