Community and business consultation summary

From 21 January to 7 February 2022, we asked for feedback on a potential future upgrade of Governor Road. Community members and local businesses told us how they currently travel around the area, what their views are on access, efficiency, safety and what’s important in the local area.

We thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback, via our online surveys, interactive map or Q&A tool.

219 Online surveys completed 86 Map pins placed on the interactive map
94 of survey respondents travel via car around the local area 2179 Views of the Engage Victoria web page
46 of survey respondents live in the area 192K Reached by social media advertising

What we heard

These quotes from survey and interactive map feedback, highlight common themes expressed by respondents. Click on the section below to view the quotes.

Key themes

Community survey

  • 93% of community respondents would support a future upgrade.
  • 84% of respondents typically experience delays along Governor Road.
  • Respondents typically experience delays when travelling along Governor Road between Boundary and Springvale roads during the afternoon peak 3pm to 6pm (42%), morning peak 7am to 9am (33%) and day time 9am to 3pm (19%).
  • 88% of respondents had concerns when travelling along Governor Road. Safety (68%), traffic flow (66%), congestion (62%) and a lack of cycling and walking paths (47%) are the top concerns for respondents.
  • When asked whether respondents felt safe travelling along Governor Road, 42% felt neutral, 36% felt unsafe or very unsafe and 21% felt safe or very safe.
  • 40% of respondents chose alternate routes when coming across congestion on Governor Road. These include Wells Road (40%), Lower Dandenong Road (22%), Crawford Street (15%) and other routes like Cheltenham Road or through Waterways (22%).
  • 57% of respondents regularly walk or cycle in the area, with 40% doing so more than twice a week, 36% occasionally and 25% only twice or once a week.
  • When asked about improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure 74% of respondents would support improvements to cycling facilities along Governor Road, 60% support safer connections to cross Governor Road and 48% support better lighting and signage.

Business survey

Interactive map

What's next

Feedback is being used to inform our planning and shape the development of design options. A Business Case is currently being developed and is anticipated to be finalised in early 2023.

Timelines and milestones will be determined through this planning work. We will continue to provide the community with updates and information as planning progresses.

Planning timeline