THE Maiden Gully Progress Association is calling for a redesign of plans to change a busy intersection on the outskirts of Bendigo.
Regional Roads Victoria has released interim reports into their proposed redevelopment of the Maiden Gully Road and Carolyn Way intersection in Maiden Gully.
The proposed changes include opening Carolyn Way to the Calder Highway and installing traffic lights to create a four-way intersection.
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The progress association's president John Storey said the existing T-intersection at Maiden Gully Road and Calder Highway should remain.
"The Maiden Gully Progress Association felt that a major aspect of the proposal had not been considered that would affect the general safety and traffic flow around Maiden Gully Primary School," Mr Storey said.
Mr Storey said opening Carolyn Way to the Calder Highway would create two-way traffic past the primary school, increasing the risk to children and families.
The progress association was also worried current car park spaces for pick-up and drop-off alongside the school would be lost in the Regional Roads Victoria proposal.
Mr Storey said there would also be less infrastructure required if Carolyn Way remained closed to the highway, as the existing power lines and underground services could stay unchanged.
Regional Roads Victoria released the proposal for community consultation and received 72 survey responses about that intersection.
Mr Storey said while the progress association respected the "far-reaching consultative process", the number of responses to the survey was "inadequate".
He also said Regional Roads Victoria did not provide an alternative option for people to consider.
"They received 72 response to three fairly vague questions," Mr Storey said. "At no time did their surveys direct attention to the ramifications of their proposal on the Maiden Gully Primary School.
"For this reason, we decided to survey the Maiden Gully community through our Facebook page."
The progress association is collating answers to the survey and will share the responses in a meeting with stakeholders later this week.
Mr Storey said the group would then present the responses to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, requesting that she recommend an amendment to the plans.
Mr Storey said Ms Edwards had the ability to "cherry pick" the intersection and, if satisfied with the consultative process, submit it for funding in the next state budget.
The association's president said people could have their say on the intersection here.
Mr Storey apologised that the wrong draft of the survey had been posted online, but said the progress association would still be able to retrieve sufficient data from the questionnaire.