COMMUNITY TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON CHUTE STREET

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today invited local residents to have their say on plans to improve safety along Chute Street in Diamond Creek.

Local residents, motorists, and shoppers are being invited to complete an online survey, to share their thoughts on three speed limit options along Chute Street, between Collins Street and George Street.

Chute Street is a busy main road in Diamond Creek, and is regularly used by motorists and pedestrians to access shops along the road.

A section of Chute Street also includes a sharp corner, where drivers then travel downhill towards a busy pedestrian crossing and shopping strip.

Options being considered include permanently reducing the speed limit to 50km/h, introducing a 50km/h time-based speed limit, or keeping the speed limit to the current 60km/h.

Concerns about safety along Chute Street were raised earlier this year after a pedestrian was seriously injured by a car running a red light.

In the past five years, there have been three crashes along Chute Street, with two resulting in serious injury and hospitalisation.

The survey can be accessed at: survey.vicroads.vic.gov.au/s3/Chute-Street-Diamond-Creek and will close at midnight on Sunday October 9.

Quotes by Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green

“We want to hear from local residents to help us deliver the best possible safety outcome for Chute Street.”

“Feedback from local residents on how you use Chute Street will help us get the balance right, so that motorists can enjoy safe and reliable travel, while pedestrians can be safe while walking to and from the nearby shops.”