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Laneway Treatment Trials continue in Palmerston

Following last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, City of Palmerston will continue to trial laneway treatments based on recommendations from recent consultations, to discourage anti-social behaviour and improve community safety.

In addition to the recommendations made in the report, Council have resolved for an additional five of the laneways to trial temporary night-time closures and will commence consultation for these areas in October.

Existing treatments to stay in place with additional temporary night-time closures to be consulted:

  • Gumnut Way to Livistona Park, Moulden - Lighting upgrade with motion sensor
  • Livistona Park to Melastoma Drive, Moulden - Lighting upgrade with motion sensor and motorbike treatment
  • Staghorn Court to Livistona Park, Moulden – Lighting upgrade with motion sensor
  • Staghorn Court to Gumnut Way, Moulden – Lighting upgrade with motion sensor and motorbike treatment
  • Priest Circuit to Emery Avenue, Gray - Lighting upgrade with motion sensor

Existing treatments to stay in place with additional temporary full-time closures to be consulted:

  • Politis Court to Strawbridge Park, Moulden - Temporary night-time closure and motorbike treatment
  • Politis Court to Strawbridge Crescent, Moulden - Temporary night-time closure and motorbike treatment

Following feedback from concerned residents and stakeholders, Council will meet again in November to consider feedback from the community on the additional five night-time closures. If supported the temporary night-time closures will be implemented immediately.

The existing laneway trial treatments will continue to stay in place for:

  • Helio Court to Sibbald Park, Woodroffe - Temporary night-time closure
  • Priest Circuit to Phineaus Court, Gray - Lighting upgrade
  • Bonson Terrace to Staghorn Court, Moulden - Lighting upgrade
  • Manson Court to Bonson Terrace, Moulden - Lighting upgrade

A final report taking into consideration all consultations and the 11 trial treatments will be presented in March 2020.

Quotes from City of Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell

“It’s important that we consult with all members of the community, in particular those who use laneways on a daily basis before we look at implementing any permanent changes.”

“Council will continue to work collaboratively with Police, other Government agencies and key stakeholders to gather evidence so an informed decision can be made.”