Temporary Road Closures - John Street, Brunswick East

Under Section 207, Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act), Council is proposing to block the passage of vehicles other than bicycles by placing and maintaining temporary barriers or other obstructions on the road for the purpose of a genuine traffic diversion experiment in John Street, Brunswick East from Albert Street to a point 8 meters further south.

John Street Road Closure

John Street, Brunswick East is part of the Brunswick East Shimmy (PDF 6Mb), the primary bike route connecting Brunswick to the Canning Street Bike Boulevard. John Street is estimated to have a significant increase in through-traffic in the coming years with upcoming developments in the area.

In order to eliminate the existing rat-running traffic and reduce traffic to local residents, Council has consulted on different options through the area and confirmed a closure of the road is the best option to both reduce traffic and improve the Brunswick East Shimmy.

The trial closure will see temporary barriers placed on John Street, immediately south of Albert Street at a distance of 8 meters for atleast 3 months.

Submissions are now closed

We invited public submissions on this proposed road closure until Friday 21 June 2019.

A person making a submission is entitled to request in the submission that they wish to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, in support of the submission at a meeting of a committee determined by the Council at the Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg on a date and time to be set.

All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act.

Any person making a written submission under section 223 of the Act is advised that all submissions and personal information in the submission will be handled by Council in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Following the consideration of any submissions, Council may decide to adopt, modify or cancel the proposed traffic diversion experiment.

Further information

For further information please contact Council’s Senior Transport Engineer on 9240 1276 or email Council Transport