Kingston's Bay Trail

Consultation concluded at 6pm on Monday 5 September 2016.

Council has committed to completing the remaining section of the Bay Trail between Mentone Life Saving Club and the northern end of the foreshore at Mordialloc.

In February this year, Council endorsed a plan to build a trail that:

  • provides the back of kerb option next to the road
  • minimises vegetation loss
  • provides 861 car parking spaces - which is an overall loss of 43 car parking spaces
  • sees most sections of Beach Road narrowed by 30cm (to an average of 13.4m), with some small areas narrower to safely accommodate bus stops, indented car parks and car park entrances.

There’s recently been a lot of community interest and concern regarding Council’s recent decision to complete this missing link.

We're now seeking your feedback on this decision.

Information sessions

Council is holding two information drop-in sessions on the Bay Trail to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions relating to these plans.

  • Tuesday 9 May 2017
    Drop in anytime between 4–7pm
    Mentone Council Office, 34 Brindisi Street, Mentone.

  • Thursday 18 May 2017
    Drop in anytime between 4–7pm
    Mentone Council Office, 34 Brindisi Street, Mentone

Background

The 700m-long Bay Trail between Charman Road and Mentone Life Saving Club was completed by Council in 2015 following a period of consultation, planning, design and construction. This section of the trail has been welcomed by the community, with high use by recreational cyclists and pedestrians. With the completion of this section of works, Council is now turning its attention to completing the Bay Trail from the Mentone Life Saving Club to Mordialloc.

In 2016, Council sought feedback from the community with two design options for this next section of the Bay Trail. The options presented to a range of community stakeholders for public consultation and comment were a back of kerb option, and an alternative alignment with a mix of back of kerb and existing path network.

The results of last year’s consultation demonstrated overwhelming support for a ‘back of kerb’ option next to the road. Other themes raised by the community included keeping the path visible from the street, retaining gravel walking path to provide separation between pedestrians and cyclists and offset of any vegetation loss.


Council has committed to completing the remaining section of the Bay Trail between Mentone Life Saving Club and the northern end of the foreshore at Mordialloc.

In February this year, Council endorsed a plan to build a trail that:

  • provides the back of kerb option next to the road
  • minimises vegetation loss
  • provides 861 car parking spaces - which is an overall loss of 43 car parking spaces
  • sees most sections of Beach Road narrowed by 30cm (to an average of 13.4m), with some small areas narrower to safely accommodate bus stops, indented car parks and car park entrances.

There’s recently been a lot of community interest and concern regarding Council’s recent decision to complete this missing link.

We're now seeking your feedback on this decision.

Information sessions

Council is holding two information drop-in sessions on the Bay Trail to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions relating to these plans.

  • Tuesday 9 May 2017
    Drop in anytime between 4–7pm
    Mentone Council Office, 34 Brindisi Street, Mentone.

  • Thursday 18 May 2017
    Drop in anytime between 4–7pm
    Mentone Council Office, 34 Brindisi Street, Mentone

Background

The 700m-long Bay Trail between Charman Road and Mentone Life Saving Club was completed by Council in 2015 following a period of consultation, planning, design and construction. This section of the trail has been welcomed by the community, with high use by recreational cyclists and pedestrians. With the completion of this section of works, Council is now turning its attention to completing the Bay Trail from the Mentone Life Saving Club to Mordialloc.

In 2016, Council sought feedback from the community with two design options for this next section of the Bay Trail. The options presented to a range of community stakeholders for public consultation and comment were a back of kerb option, and an alternative alignment with a mix of back of kerb and existing path network.

The results of last year’s consultation demonstrated overwhelming support for a ‘back of kerb’ option next to the road. Other themes raised by the community included keeping the path visible from the street, retaining gravel walking path to provide separation between pedestrians and cyclists and offset of any vegetation loss.


Leave your general feedback on Council's Bay Trail plans here.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

I think that the current proposal for the continuation of the Bay Trail is an excellent solution and should proceed without any further delay. There has been enough consultation and delay over the past twenty years and the trail solution completed by Bayside City Council proves that the same solution will work in Kingston. The current situation is dangerous for recreational cyclists, who are forced out onto Beach Road from Mentone to Mordialloc. The missing link issue must be addressed swiftly in the interests of public safety.

DJB over 2 years ago

The safety of road users to be compromised, the safety of path users to be compromised and the voice and opinion of the community ignored speaks volumes of the council we currently have ruling our city.Traffic congestion, parking issues, irate drivers, angry cyclists, unsafe paths and poorly maintained vegetation coming first to anyone's safety are just a few of the outcomes of narrowing Beach Road. Council have all the information and are choosing for it to be ignored. I LOVE TREES but I also love people being safe and if it is one or the other, as a balanced human there is only one you should choose

Sarah over 2 years ago

Saying the revised road width will meet a minimum standard is not an argument for a decrease in road safety. VicRoads state that their preferred width is 3.5m wide, and then go on to outline some areas where you can get away with less. When we have a better standard already in place then a regressive move needs really good justification.I love the scrub but am also an advocate for greener transportational options. The previously passed plan squeezed Beach Rd cyclist far less. We need to encourage a wholistic green view, which encourages non fossil fuel burning transport. This decreases cyclist safety and discourages cycling.As far as the process used to achieve the current plan. This stinks badly. Passing a plan without seeking feedback from ratepayers about lane shrinkage is morally bankrupt. Asking for 'feedback' after the decision has been made is reprehensible.

Rohan over 2 years ago