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Conder access causing concern

30 Apr 2010

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Conder resident Warren Mills is fed up with poor car access to his NewQuay building and wants it fixed immediately.

After more than a year trying to correspond with the City of Melbourne and VicUrban, Mr Mills is disappointed that access to the Conder has been left out of the redevelopment plans for Harbour Esplanade.

Mr Mills, who has lived in the Conder for two years, is specifically angry about the lack of motor-vehicle access when approaching his building from Footscray Rd, Dudley St and Wurundejeri Way, and lack of access to Harbour Esplanade from the Conder.

He wrote a letter to the council last year and an engineer visited. But the remedial work that resulted hadn’t helped much, he said.

Mr Mills has suggested possible solutions.

“I have suggested that we should be allowed to do a U-turn at the Harbour Esplanade/Dudley St intersection, and at the entry to the car-park opposite the Conder,” he said.

He has also suggested that Palmyra Way could be connected to Aquitania Way, allowing Conder residents access to Harbour Esplanade via Docklands Drive.

“Currently, even if I just want to go to Safeway or down to Victoria Harbour, I have to go onto Wurundjeri Way with all the traffic and about six set of lights,” he said.

VicUrban’s Docklands development director, Simon Wilson, said: “VicUrban, in consultation with the City of Melbourne and NewQuay developer MAB Corporation, will look into potential solutions to improve access to the Conder building, including examining options that could be considered as part of future development planned for behind the Conder building.”

City of Melbourne CEO Kathy Alexander said VicUrban was leading the Harbour Esplanade redevelopment and that U-turns were a VicRoads matter.

MAB Corporation declined to comment.

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