Junortoun survey reveals key issues

THE results of a Junortoun community survey were released on Thursday, with residents citing road safety as one of the key issues they want addressed. 

The survey, compiled by the Junortoun Community Working Group earlier this year, asked residents to vote on the issues that mattered to them. 

Junortoun Community Working Group chairman Stephen Cushing said road safety in McIvor Road was an important issue for residents. 

“The key issue that comes up all the time is the safety of McIvor Road, especially speed limits and turning lanes,” he said. 

Mr Cushing said the aim of the survey was to gain an understanding of what the community really wanted. 

“We broke it up into sections including: sense of community, facilities, planning and infrastructure, sport and recreation and transport,” he said. 

“What we really want is to form that sense of community involvement.”

Mr Cushing said more than 450 Junortoun residents had taken part in the survey. 

He said the next step for the group would be to vote on the initiatives they want implemented in the short term.

“There will be different approaches needed for each initiative,” he said. 

“Some we will be approaching VicRoads about, but the planning and infrastructure items we will need to take to the council.”

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