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.


Consultation concluded at 6pm on Monday 5 September 2016.
  • Next steps

    over 2 years ago

    Following community consultation, Council has now resolved to proceed with the following:


    • seek the relevant statutory approvals and undertake detailed design for a back of kerb alignment (option one) for the yet to be constructed sections of the Bay Trail between the Mentone Life Saving Club and Mordialloc;
    • receive a report on the impact of the Bay Trail on Beach Road car parking and mitigation options following discussions with Vic Roads; and
    • consider the impact of car parking prior to final endorsement of a preferred Bay Trail alignment.

    Updates on the progress of the Bay Trail will be...

    Following community consultation, Council has now resolved to proceed with the following:


    • seek the relevant statutory approvals and undertake detailed design for a back of kerb alignment (option one) for the yet to be constructed sections of the Bay Trail between the Mentone Life Saving Club and Mordialloc;
    • receive a report on the impact of the Bay Trail on Beach Road car parking and mitigation options following discussions with Vic Roads; and
    • consider the impact of car parking prior to final endorsement of a preferred Bay Trail alignment.

    Updates on the progress of the Bay Trail will be added to this page.

  • What we've heard

    over 2 years ago

    Consultation with the community included online surveys, on-site signage, a letter drop to over 700 residents adjacent to the proposed shared path, email of information and survey to local schools, clubs, and organisations, Bicycle Network distributing information to their membership base, Council promotions and three ‘drop in’ sessions.

    More than 300 people had their say during this public consultation period with 280 people completing the online survey and around 60 people participating in Council’s ‘drop in’ sessions. The results of the survey demonstrated overwhelming support for option one (back of kerb) with the following results:

    Consultation with the community included online surveys, on-site signage, a letter drop to over 700 residents adjacent to the proposed shared path, email of information and survey to local schools, clubs, and organisations, Bicycle Network distributing information to their membership base, Council promotions and three ‘drop in’ sessions.

    More than 300 people had their say during this public consultation period with 280 people completing the online survey and around 60 people participating in Council’s ‘drop in’ sessions. The results of the survey demonstrated overwhelming support for option one (back of kerb) with the following results:

    • Option 1: 81.6%
    • Option 2: 18.4%.

      Common themes raised by the community during the consultation period included:

      • retain gravel path to provide some separation between pedestrians and cyclists
      • get on with completing the project
      • offset any lost vegetation
      • promote personal safety by keeping the path visible from the street.

        The Bay Trail alignment options were also presented to Council’s Public Space and Environment Committee with committee support for the back of kerb alignment and retention of gravel paths for walkers and joggers.

        Feedback from Bike Victoria was that a back of kerb alignment is safest for cyclists, with good natural surveillance and less windy paths that can lead to accidents.