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Council to trial pedestrian crossing in Main Street, Maldon

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Mount Alexander Shire Council will install a trial pedestrian crossing point in the historic town of Maldon in May.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Mount Alexander Shire Council will install a trial pedestrian crossing point in the historic town of Maldon in May.

The crossing point will be located between two local businesses, Maldon Quality Butchers and Tres Doux Tres Beau Salon, beside the Maldon Newsagency. The temporary crossing will remain in place for four weeks.

The installation is being undertaken as part of the Maldon Streetscape Revitalisation Project, and will test four different kerb materials during the trial, as well as alternative landscape designs.

Prototype materials include exposed bluestone aggregate concrete, stone, steel and exposed quartz aggregate concrete.
Landscaping options include Indigenous plants, which are locally-sourced and sympathetic to the natural environment.

Each of the prototype materials has been selected with consideration given to the Maldon Heritage Design Guidelines, and in consultation with the Heritage Working Group, project consultants, Council staff and local horticulturists.

While the trial pedestrian crossing point is in place, Maldon residents and visitors to the town are encouraged to visit the crossing, walk across it, and share their feedback on their experience with Council.

Feedback forms on the prototypes will be available from Monday 24 May, and can be collected from Maldon Quality Butchers and the Maldon Newsagency during business hours. Completed feedback forms can be placed in the collection boxes located at those two sites.

Online feedback forms will be available from Monday 24 May at shape.mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

“We’re inviting people to use the pedestrian crossing point, and then tell us what they like about the various kerb and landscape options there,” said Tanya Goddard, Executive Manager Infrastructure, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Community input on the trial pedestrian crossing point will be incorporated into the final design.

“The location of the crossing point was selected following a review of pedestrian crossing habits in Maldon, with input from and consultation with the community working groups.

“A new pedestrian crossing point in Main Street, Maldon will improve safety for everyone who visits and lives in Maldon,” said Ms Goddard.

Submissions regarding the trial pedestrian crossing will close at 5.00pm on Friday 25 June 2021.

For more information on the trial pedestrian crossing, contact Jeff Jackson on 5471 1804 or jeff.jackson@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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