The closure of a Flora Hill street to traffic will be voted on by Bendigo councillors on Wednesday evening.
The September council meeting will vote for or against its recommendation to close part of Havlin Street East to traffic.
The proposed closure, between Rodney Street and the northern end of Wolstencroft Reserve, would include the Back Creek Trail connection within the road reserve and re-naturalisation of the creek corridor.
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Bendigo Funerals owner Simon Mulqueen said his business would be adversely impacted by the road closure.
"Council have taken one community view, but not all community views," Mr Mulqueen said.
"The road is there for a reason, it's to help people get around.
"Road closures make access to the city more difficult."
Council's most recent community consultation phase for the proposal, which closed on August 25, received 60 submissions, with 31 opposing the closure.
"The submissions returned were more in favour of not closing the road than closing it and that seems to have been completely ignored," Mr Mulqueen said.
Of 187 submissions to the initial consultation process in late 2019, 114 agreed with the road closure.
"Reasons submitters supported the road closure were to naturalise the creek and provide safer access for pedestrians and cyclists and to remove conflicts with vehicles for users of the reserve," council said.
Council said both consultation processes indicated support for the closure.
The meeting's agenda said community consultation is one input in the decision making process, along with other benefits identified with proposed closure.
The inclusion of the Back Creek corridor with Wolstencroft Reserve and the greater opportunity for redevelopment of Back Creek, complementing the development of Wolstencroft Reserve are some of the benefits.
Mr Mulqueen said it's up to councillors to support the residents and do something in their best interests.
"We are on such a busy road on Miller Street and people prefer to use the side road which is quieter and safer," he said.
"This all comes down to access for the local community.
A masterplan for Wolstencroft Reserve was first prepared in 2008, with hopes of incorporating the Back Creek into the reserve.
Progress of the original masterplan was stalled for a range of reasons, including geotechnical investigation of the former landfill site, with a new masterplan prepared.
The new plan includes an expansion of existing playspace at the reserve, open lawn areas for informal sports and activities and development of a centrally located lookout observation point with seating.
Wednesday evening's meeting will also consider closing a 200 metre section of Havlin Street West for the Ewing Park Development, between Harcourt Street and Carnegie Way.