If you want to hear more from Council, value good communication and want Willoughby City Council to focus on waste and recycling, roads and traffic and planning for the future. These are just a few of the key findings in our two yearly community perception survey. Discover more about what matters to the people of Willoughby in an interactive community information seminar hosted online via Zoom at 6.30pm on 22 March.
Issues seem to have emerged in relation to proposed changes to the bicycle path at the intersection of Millwood Ave and Fullers Rd West near Lowanna Park. Evidently changes were made to a driveway that make the transition dangerous. Council has plans for rectifying the situation but no funds.
It is proposed that Willoughby City Council develops a strategy for, and provides funding toimprove the amenity, streetscapes an footpaths, with tree planting and vegetation, within WCC, along Pacific Highway between Boundary Road and St. Leonards.
The Council Officers’ response: Given the significant shortfalls of revenue arising from the impacts of COVID-19, it is recommended that Council consider any request for new or expanded funding in the context of its overall financial position as part of the Operational Plan and Budget process for 2021/22.
An analysis of the safety performance in Willoughby Local Government Area (LGA) for the period 2015 – 2018 reveals that there is a decreasing trend in the number of injury crashes over this period. Crash self-reporting, including self-reported injuries began in October 2014, preventing the use of earlier data in this analysis.
Traffic management and road safety behaviour campaigns play an important role in improving road user safety. Direction provided by the Road Safety Plan 2021 and collaboration with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), including the joint employment of a Road Safety Officer, has demonstrated road safety benefits to Willoughby. TfNSW’s aspirational target is zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads by 2056.
TfNSW’s Road Safety Plan 2021 provides the direction and key focus areas for road safety in New South Wales. This strategy is utilised by Council as its primary platform for road safety in Willoughby City Council (WCC).