Council approves plan to improve Hilton Town Centre
Following community feedback the proposed changes approved by Council in November 2017 were:
Prevent vehicles turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street on to South Street. The number of accidents involving vehicles attempting this manoeuvre is disproportionately high.
NOTE: existing traffic counts and speed checks of the alternative routes are currently being established. If the project is approved by Main Roads, traffic counts will be carried out again to assess the impact of traffic on other streets (Ethlewyn Street, Noel Street, Victor Street, Hughes Street, Paget Street, Lee Avenue, Gallop Street and Rennie Crescent) and assess whether further traffic calming or other safety improvements on surrounding local roads may be required as a result of this project.
- Improve signage to make drivers aware of the crossing and encourage them to slow down while driving through the town centre.
Improve street lighting at the pedestrian crossing.
Improve ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier and safer for people with prams, wheelchairs and mobility issues to cross the street.
Introduce a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre.
Remove the steel mesh fence on South Street and add new landscaping and street furniture to improve the public space.
Consultation has concluded