The Maroondah Partners in Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee is a council committee that involves key health and safety agencies, such as Victoria Police, Connex, VicRoads, Eastern Access Community Health and General Practitioners.
The committee meets on a quarterly basis to serve as a forum to discuss health, safety and wellbeing initiatives within Maroondah and to resolve any issues that may emerge. In this regard the safety of the Maroondah Highway/Ringwood Station pedestrian crossing was raised due to a recent pedestrian fatality.
Due to a lengthy traffic cycle, that prioritising cars over the needs of pedestrians, this crossing fails to be responsive to pedestrian needs resulting in up to a two minute wait to cross the road. With over 5000 pedestrians per day, as serving as the key crossing between Ringwood Station and the retail centre of Ringwood, the signals need to be more responsive to pedestrian needs.