Queenscliff Headland Proposed access improvements

Which option do you prefer?

Tell us by linking to the NBC Council site here to make your choice before Sunday Dec 20 2020

Comments opened: Thu 19 Nov

Comments close: Sun 20 Dec

Comments to-date: 0

What are we proposing?

At its meeting on 24 September 2019, Council resolved to further explore a footpath on the north side of Greycliffe Street as the preferred concept option to improve accessibility to Queenscliff Headland.

Two potential concept designs have been developed which would provide improved access between upper and lower Greycliffe Street for pedestrians, prams, wheel chairs and bike riders.

We are now seeking community feedback on these options. Please review the concepts and let us know below which one you prefer.

We aim to present the preferred option back to Council in early to mid 2021.

Option A: Straight ramp

Option A is a straight, two metre wide path from the bottom of the existing stairs to midway along upper Greycliffe Street. The path would vary in gradient following the existing rock cutting to help reduce impact and construction costs.

To improve pedestrian safety, a raised intersection treatment would be added at the corner of Bridge Road and lower Greycliff Street.

Option 1: Current and Concept

Option B: Switchback ramp

Option B consists of a 1.5 metre wide ramp that begins and ends at the existing stairs, with a switchback halfway up the slope. This ramp would maintain a shallower gradient and incorporate flat rest points.

To improve pedestrian safety, a raised intersection treatment would be added at the corner of Bridge Road and lower Greycliff Street.

Initial investigations indicate that this option may increase the amount of rock cutting required and is likely to take longer and cost more to construct.

Option 2 - Current and concept