Yarra Boulevard, Kew is well known to local residents who have raised concerns about road safety, speed, noise and late night hooning activity along the lengthy winding road.
Residents are invited to attend a community forum on Wednesday 6 December to hear about safety options being considered to address concerns around the precinct.
Inspector Stephen Noy of Victoria Police will provide an update, along with VicRoads who manage Yarra Boulevard. Updates will also be provided by the City of Boroondara and Parks Victoria.
Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara encouraged residents to attend the forum and have their say on the safety options being considered.
“Safety along Yarra Boulevard is a high concern for residents and people who use the road on a regular basis,” Cr Parke said.
“While the road is under the care and management of VicRoads, Council officers have been working closely with Victoria Police and VicRoads to address hooning activity and safety issues.”
Studley ward councilor, Cr Phillip Healey is also urging residents concerned about the Yarra Boulevard precinct to attend the forum.
“The community forum will be an opportunity to find out what has been done to date, and what is being planned to combat the issues on an ongoing basis.
“We want the community to provide their feedback on safety options being considered,” Cr Healey said.
Yarra Boulevard has been the scene of 34 crashes in the five year period ending 30 June, 2017 including one fatal crash and 14 serious injuries. The crashes occurred between Chandler Highway and Walmer Street and involved 11 people in motor vehicles, 14 cyclists and nine motorcyclists.
The Yarra Boulevard Community Forum will take place on Wednesday 6 December, 7pm - 8:30pm at the VicRoads Theatrette, 60 Denmark Street, Kew. Free parking is available onsite and no RSVP is required.
Enquiries about the forum can be made by calling Council on 9278 4549 or emailing [email protected]
For more information email [email protected] or phone 9278 4420.