Consultation has closed. We are now reviewing the feedback and will share the outcomes soon.

We’re improving pedestrian safety on Beach Road Christies Beach

We’re proposing to construct a new wombat crossing between the Esplanade and Grundy Terrace linking directly with Rotary Park in Christies Beach.

The crossing will improve road safety for pedestrians crossing Beach Road between the Esplanade and Grundy Terrace, and links directly to Rotary Park. As this project is a traffic management solution it must be built to meet with legislation and regulations and as such there is limited opportunity for feedback to influence the design.

The type of crossing proposed to be installed is known as a ‘Wombat Crossing’, which involves the installation of a zebra crossing on top of a raised platform and requires all vehicles travelling along Beach Road to stop and give priority to any pedestrians using the crossing.

We acknowledge that there have been concerns raised previously in relation to pedestrian crossings in this location relating to the use of flashing lights on the Wombat Crossings on the Esplanade. In response to those concerns this proposed Wombat Crossing will NOT include the use of flashing lights.

The proposed design does NOT involve any reduction to existing on-street parking spaces.

You can view the draft concept plan for more detail.

Given the changes to the road conditions, we we engaged the local community to identify any potential issues with the proposed concept plan between 27 May and 16 June 2024.

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