Thank you for your feedback to help inform the future of transport in Nillumbik

Transport is central to our daily lives; connecting us to work, education, healthcare, shopping, leisure and social activities.

In Nillumbik, with its unique topography, abundance of space, townships and villages, we’re presented with complex transport needs, and our future transport choices can directly impact the liveability of our Shire and contribute to our efforts in addressing climate change.

We are developing an Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS) that will help guide transport planning and our sustainability and advocacy priorities over the next five years.

The Integrated Transport Strategy will provide a strategic framework that will guide Council to promote more sustainable transport outcomes, reflecting Council’s declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’ and our Climate Action Plan 2022-2032.

The Shire’s local road and footpath network and a significant portion of its cycling network, such as the Diamond Creek Trail are overseen by Council. The Department of Transport and Planning, oversees planning and management of the arterial road network, strategic cycling corridors and public transport.

An Issues and Options Paper has been developed to assess multiple areas of transportation within Nillumbik.

Four objectives have been identified to guide Council's delivery of the ITS:

The Strategy will cover all types of transport including walking, cycling, e-scooters and bikes, public transport and motor and electric vehicles.

Feedback has now closed. This will be used to help inform the draft Integrated Transport Strategy.