Have your say on the future of the City of Melton’s rural roads

Published on 02 May 2024


City of Melton residents are invited to have their say on rural and growth area roads that need reviewing and upgrading.

Melton City Council is seeking feedback on issues like unsealed or narrow roads, regularmaintenance issues, missing footpaths, unsafe locations, poor lighting and flooding as part of its Rural, Interface and Growth Area Road Upgrade Strategy.

Roads being reviewed as part of the strategy include:

  • Rural roads – Sometimes isolated, with little to no through traffic, often surrounded by farmland properties.
  • Interface roads – providing a connection to growth and established areas, experiencing increasing traffic demand.
  • Growth area roads – existing roads identified to be upgraded to an urban standard in a Precinct Structure Plan.

The strategy will not include state and federal roads, upgrades in established areas or road duplication.

Council is reviewing pavement conditions, public lighting, drainage and cyclist and pedestrian connections based on each road’s needs.

Feedback will help inform where residents believe improvement is needed and help prioritise improvements.

To see which roads will form part of the strategy and have your say, visit: conversations.melton.vic.gov.au/RIGARUS

Consultation closes on Monday, 20 May.

Quotes attributable to City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik

As Australia’s fastest growing municipality, it’s important our local roads are safe and accessible for all users.”

We want to know about unsealed roads, regular maintenance issues and unsafe locations on our rural, interface and growth area roads.” 

Feedback from this strategy will help inform service delivery by letting us know where improvement is needed.”


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