Council has received $200,000 through the Department of Justice Public Safety Infrastructure fund program to improve the Warrigal Road underpass as part of the Oakleigh Western Gateway Project.
The funds will be used for improved lighting in the underpass, street art and upgrades to pathways.
Warrigal Road underpass
Several community members have raised concerns with Council about the Warrigal Road underpass areas near Haughton Road and Chester Street in Oakleigh.
These areas are the responsibility of VicRoads. Council wants to work with the community to advocate for improvements.
Residents have raised concerns that these areas are unsightly, with bill posters and graffiti regularly plastered along the walls of the underpass.
Council is proposing two solutions at this stage - a short term fix for the immediate problem of the bill posters and graffiti, and a longer term, permanent upgrade.
Council is applying for funding through the Department of Justice Public Safety Infrastructure Funding to improve this area by installing more lighting, creating street art and upgrading pathways.
In the short term, Council proposes installing artificial greenery along the wall of the underpass at Warrigal Road to prevent the bill posters being attached to the wall and to deter graffiti.
Council sought community feedback on both the long term and short term options until 20 September 2016.
For more information, please call Colin Bostock, Senior Place Manager - Oakleigh Strengthening Project, on 9569 6039.