Planning future Local Area Place Making studies

Which LAPM Precinct do I live in?

To find out which LAPM precinct you are in click on the below map:

Interactive map of the City of Yarra

How are Local Area Place Making studies prioritised in Yarra?

Our Local Area Place Making policy recognises that it is not possible to study and address identified (non-safety) issues or suggested upgrades in all areas of our municipality at once. We have developed a ranking system to determine which of our LAPM precincts should be next in line to be studied.

To fairly identify the next possible LAPM location in Yarra, we have set some measurable criteria covering recorded traffic conditions, levels of pedestrian and cyclist activity and number of resident complaints which can be obtained for each precinct to help guide our decision making.

We also consider factors such as when the last LAPM study was undertaken for each precinct to ensure that traffic management investment is fairly spread throughout the City of Yarra. 

How are LAPM areas ranked?

The following data is collected and analysed for selected streets within each LAPM precinct to guide officers in selecting upcoming LAPM studies. The criterion applies solely to the LAPM precinct ranking assessment and does not represent targets or thresholds that we aim to meet during the LAPM study.

Criteria

Measure

Casualty crashes (accidents):

Number of recorded crashes on local streets in each precinct

Traffic volumes:

Local streets with average traffic volumes generally greater than 1000 vehicles per day

Traffic speeds:

Local streets with 85%tile vehicle speeds generally greater than 44kph

Through-traffic:

Local streets with a peak hour to 24 hour volume ratio generally greater than 14%

Activity generators:

Presence of land uses such as schools and hospitals which generate high numbers of pedestrians and cyclists

Community input or complaints:

Number of received written correspondence, petitions and telephone records in each precinct

When does the LAPM priority ranking assessment take place?

We usually review the LAPM priority ranking list in November each year.


 

2016 LAPM Study Information

Rank

LAPM Area

Study Year

Years of Delivery

Cost to Implement

Additional information

1

Scotchmer (3)

2004

2004/05, 2008/09, 2011/12

$180,000

This LAPM precinct has ranked highly during past priority ranking assessments. It was not considered during the 2015/16 priority ranking assessment due to Melbourne Water main sewer upgrade works.

2

Abbotsford (13)

2006

2008-2009

$105,000

This LAPM precinct was the highest ranked precinct in the 2015/16 priority ranking assessment. Since the 2006 LAPM study a range of traffic, pedestrian / cycling and place making treatments were able to be delivered outside of the LAPM process. Recent examples include LED pedestrian crossings, road hump renewal and blackspot initiatives. Traffic works undertaken in 2016/17 funded by external funding.

3

North Carlton (2)

2003

2003-2006, 2012-2015

$655,000

This LAPM precinct has ranked highly during past priority ranking assessments. It was not considered during the 2015/16 priority ranking assessment due to Melbourne Water main sewer upgrade works. Since the 2003 LAPM study a range of traffic, pedestrian / cycling and place making treatments were able to be delivered outside of the LAPM process. Recent examples include pedestrian and public realm improvements at Station Street / Lee Street intersection and Rathdowne / Curtain Street intersection.

4

Bendigo (19)

-

N/A

N/A

This study has been deferred over recent years due to the construction of the GTV9 precinct.

5

East Clifton Hill (6)

2010

2011-2014

$234,300

This LAPM was undertaken using the previous consultation and assessment practice prior to the adoption of the current LAPM policy.

6

Coppin (18)

2012

2013-2015

$240,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the current consultation and assessment methodology as per current LAPM policy.

7

West Clifton Hill (5)

2010

2011-2012

$120,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the previous consultation and assessment practice prior to the adoption of the current LAPM policy.

8

Highett (15)

2005

2005-2008

$130,000

Given predominantly residential nature of precinct, existing traffic management and limited traffic on most streets, this precinct tends to have fewer issues and this is reflected in the priority ranking assessments. Some recent treatments include intersection upgrades on Highett Street which was funded externally.

9

Alphington (8)

2011

2012-2013

$140,000

Both LAPM 7 and LAPM 8 delivered within $140,000 implementation cost. Both LAPM studies were undertaken using the previous consultation and management methods prior to the adoption of the current LAPM policy.

10

North Richmond (14)

2011

2011-2012

$120,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the previous consultation and assessment practice prior to the adoption of the current LAPM policy.

11

Coate (7)

2011

2011-2013

$140,000

See comment for LAPM 8 Alphington (Rank 9 in this table).

12

Collingwood (12)

2014

2014-2016

$243,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the current consultation and assessment methodology as per current LAPM policy.

13

Fitzroy (11)

2010

2009-2011

$350,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the previous consultation and assessment practice prior to the adoption of the current LAPM policy.

14

North Fitzroy (4)

2006

2007-2008

$160,000

This LAPM precinct has ranked highly during past priority assessments. However, major works associated with Melbourne Water sewer upgrade is planned in the precinct in 2017.

15

Rose (9)

2014

2015-2018 (2017/18 -Subject to funding approval)

$576,000

Higher cost of LAPM due to inclusion of placemaking approach and a range of initiatives to improve walking and cycling.

16

Balmain (20)

2012

2013-2015

$271,000

Both LAPM 20 and LAPM 21 delivered within $271,000 implementation cost. Both LAPM studies were undertaken using the current consultation and assessment methodology as per current LAPM policy.

17

Richmond (17)

2013

2014-2016

$393,000

Higher cost of LAPM due to inclusion of placemaking initiative on Stewart Street at Richmond Street (to be delivered in early 2017 with TAC funding assistance).

18

Barkly (21)

2012

2013-2015

$271,000

See comment for LAPM 20 Balmain (Rank 16 in this table).

19

Victoria (16)

2013

2014-2016

$150,000

This LAPM was undertaken using the current consultation and assessment methodology as per current LAPM policy.

20

Gold (10)

2015

2015-2018 (2017/18 –Subject to funding approval)

$590,000

Higher cost of LAPM due to inclusion of placemaking approach and a range of initiatives to improve walking and cycling.

21

Princes Hill (1)

2015

2017-2020 (Subject to funding approval)

$573,000

Higher cost of LAPM due to inclusion of placemaking approach and a range of initiatives to improve walking and cycling.

                                                                                                                                      

1. LAPM rankings are subject to change each year. Dates are based on the 2016 November priority ranking assessment
2. LAPM studies are subject to budget constraints

What happens after the Local Area Place Making priority ranking assessment?

We identify either one or two LAPM studies to be undertaken during the following financial year. The identified precincts for upcoming LAPM studies are then presented to Councillors for endorsement subject to available funding.

Current Local Area Place Making studies

The following LAPM studies are being undertaken in 2017/18:

Local Area Place Making Precinct

Suburb

Further Information

LAPM 3: Scotchmer

North Fitzroy

Link to LAPM 3 Study

LAPM 13: Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Link to LAPM 13 Study

LAPM 19: Bendigo

Richmond

Link to LAPM 19 Study

 

We will also be continuing to deliver staged traffic treatments in the below precincts following the recently completed LAPM studies:

Local Area Place Making Precinct

Suburb

Further Information

LAPM 1: Princes Hill (Stage 1)

Princes Hill

Link to LAPM 1

LAPM 9: Rose Precinct (Stage 2)

Fitzroy

Link to LAPM 9

LAPM 10: Gold Precinct (Stage 2)

Collingwood

Link to LAPM 10

I know of a current traffic or road safety issue in my neighbourhood

Any concerns you may have regarding traffic or road safety within Yarra should be reported to our Traffic and Special Projects branch.

We will undertake an objective and evidence based investigation into your concerns. If there is not an immediate safety issue, officers will refer this issue for further investigation in the next LAPM study for your precinct.

If we do identify a potential safety issue, we may decide to bypass the LAPM process and consider another appropriate course of action to address the issue.

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