Remove traffic from Geelong's laneways, creating a safe, functional, world-class precinct.

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The Laneways project has local and state government funding of around $4M, and is aimed at "creating a vibrant network of unique spaces to discover and experience."

The final plans have been released, and local traders, residents and landlords are furious.  None of our concerns in the pre-planning phase were heeded, and now we are faced with a million dollar demolition and construction project that delivers merely cosmetic change, whilst causing 7-10 months of unbearable inconvenience for local traders.

We want the plans changed, to STOP the demolition and reconstruction of Lt Malop St and James St, and focus more on making the area more functional.

Our simple three point plan is to:

  1. Close Little Malop Street to traffic (excl. emergency vehicles) between Dennys Place (Beav's Bar) and Shorts Place (Eureka), creating permanent and safe al fresco dining areas on both sides of the street with barriers, shelter and heating.
  2. Reopen Little Malop Street at the Moorabool Street traffic lights to allow access to Shorts Place for deliveries by day and on-street parking by night.
  3. Reopen McLarty Place between Malop Street and Little Malop Street to pedestrian traffic.

These three simple steps will transform how the precinct functions, and will save months of inconvenience and millions of dollars worth of unnecessary cosmetic changes.

Please sign this online petition and together we can support the amazing, organic growth of local bars, cafes, restaurants and retail that has emerged so quickly over the past 18 months.  Support local traders and let's see some lasting, systemic changes made to Central Geelong, not just tarted-up window-dressing.

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