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Wyndham draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
22 May 2013. Wyndham Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 12th June 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the City of Wyndham now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Wyndham riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Wyndham Council is available here.
Bicycle Network needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Wyndham riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Wyndham’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $11.65. This is above the Outer Zone council average for 2012, which is $5.65. This is based upon council spending of $1,963,050 and population of 168,552.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Bicycle plan capital works
• Shared path on Old Geelong Road
• Shared path bridge over Skeleton Creek
• Grahams Reserve Bay Trail connections
• Signal designs for pedestrian/cycle links across Forsyth Rd and Morris Road
• Bicycle lanes on Tarneit Road from Sayers Road to Good News School
• Werribee River Trail underpass of railway line at Werribee
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply – particularly given that Wyndham is a designated growth area – but that is outside the scope of this report.
The City of Wyndham achieved a five-year BiXE average of $10.53. This is above the Outer Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.80.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media here and here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Wyndham and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network has identified the following key projects for the City of Wyndham that need the support of local councilors:
- Werribee River trail railway underpass -The path on the eastern side needs to be continued under the rail bridge, between Cottrell Street and Combden Drive, to connect into the central area.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
- Outer urban planning for new developments - Planning cycling networks in new urban growth zone developments is key to providing healthy transport and recreation options for families and children.
- Links to new Werribee Station Parkiteer - Safe cycling routes to the Werribee Parkeiteer cage will encourage multi-modal transport
To view candidate statements for Wyndham go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Wyndham.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
BiXE 2009: City of Wyndham
Wyndham City Council has a BiXE 2009 of $5.11. Although this is less than its BiXE 2008 of $17.16 and falls short of the $5.78 average for Outer Councils, the City of Wyndham has achieved a 3 year BiXE average of $9.26 which is the highest of the councils in the Outer Council zone and shows a continued commitment to provide cycling infrastructure to the residents of Wyndham.
Looking ahead, Wyndham City Council has further opportunities to invest funds into infrastructure such as:
• Building the new links to the Federation Trail, giving access to Melbourne’s newest piece in the Metropolitan Trail Network
• Providing more on road bike lanes on Council-maintained roads, particularly around schools.
Derrimut Road gets shared path
7 October 2008. The $14.7 million Derrimut Road upgrade is providing a new shared off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians in this busy location.
Work is expected to be finished this month, ahead of the original 2009 completion date.
Once completed, the project will extend the divided four-lane route north from Hogans Road to Sayers Road, improving safety and easing congestion.
Derrimut Road is a major north-south route in a key residential area within the City of Wyndham. The project will improve access to nearby community locations including the Hogans Corner Shopping Centre, St James the Apostle Primary School and the Grange College.
As well as the shared path, the road is being improvede for public tranport use and 23,000 plants will improve amenity for path users.
Derrimut Road bike path project has been a Bicyle Victoria priority since February 2003 (see below).
Draft Bike Strategy due
Feb 03 Council's draft bicycle strategy should be ready shortly. It will focus on the Federation Trail, Werribee township and shared paths. Bicycle Network is working with council to ensure high priority projects are dealt with including connections to the Federation Trail and cycling routes through and into Werribee.
Top priorities included Duncan's Rd, the Princes Hwy and connecting the Werribee River Trail into town.
With support from Bicycle Network, Russell Freemantle of Wyndham BUG has been representing cycling interests in the municipality. His biggest success so far is getting the speed limit on Sayers reduced from 80 to 70 km/h.
Bicycle projects that we consider to be high priority include:
- Leakes Rd
- Sayers Rd
- Derrimut Rd
- Fitgerald Rd
- Old Geelong Rd.