Build a better Hall Street

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 The people of Spotswood, in Hobsons Bay, are being provided with a link to the Federation bike trail and access to a new park at Stony Creek, through the Westgate Tunnel Project. This gives Hobsons Bay City Council a once in a lifetime opportunity to redesign Hall Street to create a community park, a cool, green bike and pedestrian link to Stony Creek, and build Hudsons Road as a safe bike destination for Hobsons Bay and our neighbours in Yarraville.  

However, Hobsons Bay City Council is choosing a design that gives access to more trucks and prioritises cars over people. Council's design will create an even more dangerous intersection at Hudson Road and will lock out opportunities for greening, community space and safe bike access to Spotswood. 

We ask that Hobsons Bay City Council:

  • Cease work on a Hall Street design that will endanger pedestrians and cyclists and will lock out opportunities for a better Spotswood;
  • Design a Hall St streetscape for people, not for trucks and cars;
  • Design a Hall St streetscape that prioritises space for trees and vegetation;
  • Design a streetscape for Hall Street that enhances the link to Stony Creek and the Federation trail.        

To do this we want a design that:

  • Stops trucks from using Hall Street;
  • Creates a safe pedestrian plaza at Hudsons Road;
  • Closes Hall Street north of Simcock Avenue to create a community park (as per the Hobsons Bay Open Space Strategy);
  • Adopts a 'trees lead' approach to city planning, design and delivery (as per the Hobsons Bay Urban Forest Strategy).