Planning is underway for a Point Cook Road and Central Avenue Intersection Upgrade in Altona Meadows.
Planning is seeking solutions to reduce congestion and travel times, improve safety and cater for population growth and increased vehicle movements.
We’re considering potential options to:
- upgrade the intersection at Point Cook Road and Central Avenue
- upgrade Central Avenue between Point Cook Road and Skehan Boulevard
- improve walking and cycling infrastructure at the intersection.
Planning and development
We’re currently undertaking planning and development work to inform the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue Intersection Upgrade. This includes traffic modelling, environmental and site investigations, planning and social studies.
This will give us a complete picture of the area, allow us to understand environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs of different options.
A Business Case is currently being developed and our planning work is expected to be complete in mid-2024.
The Business Case is a comprehensive document that will provide a detailed examination of the intersection upgrade to help inform government decision making.
Community and business feedback
From 13 March to 2 April 2023, we asked for community and local business feedback via Engage Victoria to help inform planning and shape the development of project options for the upgrade. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.
More than 796 community and business surveys were completed, and more than 120 pieces of feedback were provided on our interactive map.
Feedback has helped us understand how people currently use the intersection as well as views on safety, traffic flow and what we should consider in our planning. We also heard how local businesses operate and use the intersection.
Feedback highlighted strong support to improve safety, improve traffic flow and reduce travel times.
- 95% of community respondents and 100% of business respondents support an upgrade of the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout
- 88% of community respondents have concerns with the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout. When asked what concerns they have (multiple choice) the top responses were traffic flow (88%), safety (76%), road user behaviour (62%), difficulty crossing the road as a pedestrian (57%) and variability in travel time (58%)
- 74% of community survey respondents would support the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue roundabout being potentially converted to traffic lights
- 90% of community respondents rated the current walking and cycling conditions at or near the Point Cook Road and Central Avenue intersection as very poor and poor, 7% fair and 3% very good or good.
For further information on what we heard view the Community and Business Consultation Summary (PDF, 330.3 KB).