Shared Zone trial in the CBA

Consultation closed on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Wodonga Council is asking the community if it supports the idea of a trialing a shared zone in High St.

The works planned for this section of High St are due to commence in the 2018-2019 financial years which provides the opportunity for the council to create a temporary shared zone so businesses and the community can see and experience how it works.

A shared zone is a road area shared by vehicles and pedestrians in which pedestrians have priority and motorists must give way to pedestrians in a shared zone.

The proposed shared zone would run from the post office to Sesame Lane, about 100 metres in length.

The temporary shared zone would see:

  • The pedestrian crossing with traffic lights at the post office turned off;
  • The centre median removed;
  • Pavement markings put down to differentiate the zone;
  • The installation of kerb ramps to aid pedestrian movements;
  • A decrease in the speed limit to 20kmh; and,
  • The installation of signage and hard infrastructure including seating, gardens and trees to further activate the space.

The cost to the council for a shared zone trial is minimal as these works would either need to be done as part of the road reconstruction or are elements that can be reused.

A shared zone means:

  • Increased pedestrian activity in the CBA which in turn increase shopping activity and usage of the CBA;
  • A safer environment for all pedestrians to cross the street and cyclists in the CBA;
  • Motorists not stopping or parking in the CBA are encouraged to use the ring road network.

A temporary shared zone has to be approved by VicRoads before proceeding and is envisaged to be installed early next year when the Havelock St extension is finished, completing another link in the internal ring road network.

The project is the result of the Australian Government National Stronger Regions Funding, which was announced in the Federal Budget in May last year, with a program of works scheduled for the next four years.

The Shared Zone feedback report has been recieved by council.

Wodonga's CBA

Location: High St, Wodonga

Online submissions

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Shared Zone trial in the CBA’ and will be received up until 5pm on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Submissions can be sent by:

  • Emailing info@wodonga.vic.gov.au
  • Posting the submission to Wodonga Council, PO Box 923, Wodonga  VIC  3689
  • Dropping the submission off in person at 104 Hovell St, Wodonga  VIC  3690



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Wodonga Council is asking the community if it supports the idea of trialling a shared zone for High St.

The works planned for this section of High St are due to commence in the 2018-2019 financial year which provides the opportunity for the council to create a temporary shared zone so businesses and the community can see and experience how it works.

100m is the approximate length of the zone.


What is a shared zone?

A shared zone is a road area shared by vehicles and pedestrians in which pedestrians have priority and motorists must give way to pedestrians in a shared zone.

What are the benefits of a shared zone?

  • Increases pedestrian activity in the CBA which in turn increases the number of people shopping and using the CBA.
  • Makes it safer for all pedestrians to cross the street and cyclists using the CBA.
  • Encourages motorists merely passing through the CBA to use the ring road network.
Less than 20 per cent of vehicles travelling through High St, stop to shop.


When will the trial occur?

A temporary shared zone has to be approved by VicRoads before proceeding and is envisaged to be installed early 2017 when the Havelock St extension is finished, completing another link in the internal ring road network.

It will take about 18 seconds to travel through the zone at 20kmh


How can I have my say?

  • Head to makewodongayours.com.au to find out more and leave your feedback
  • Take our short survey at surveymonkey.com/r/SharedZoneWodonga16
  • Write to the council at PO Box 923, Wodonga, Victoria, 3689; or, delivering it to the council at 104 Hovell St, Wodonga.
  • Emailing your feedback to info@wodonga.vic.gov.au

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The project is part of the Australian Government National Stronger Regions Funding, which was announced in the Federal Budget in May 2015, with a program of works scheduled for the next four years.