A Melbourne magistrate has accused police of dragging their feet in a case of an alleged hit-run crash that killed a Dutch cyclist.
Homeless man Michael Panayides, 27, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday via video link on multiple charges over the death of 27-year-old Dutch national Gitta Scheenhouwer in Chapel Street in August.
Lawyers told magistrate Suzanne Cameron the matter would need to be adjourned while prosecutors await results from airbag module testing from the car involved.
Ms Cameron scolded the prosecution for only sending the module overseas for testing last week, instead of "when it actually happened".
The results will take six weeks.
Ms Cameron noted that discussions between Panayides and his legal team had also held up the proceedings.
Ms Scheenhouwer and her boyfriend Thomas had left the Netherlands to follow their longtime wish of living Down Under for a couple of years.
After studying and working hard, they arrived in May, visiting Sydney and Brisbane before settling in Melbourne.
Ms Scheenhouwer loved exploring on her new pushbike and was living the "Melbourne dream" with her boyfriend when she was killed.
In a statement in August, her family spoke of their overwhelming grief.
"We can hardly put into words the deep pain and feelings of overwhelming sadness and sorrow at the loss of Gitta Scheenhouwer who was taken from all of us," they said.
"She will always be in our hearts as the sweet, spontaneous, cheerful girl who was always busy with all of the things she wanted to do whilst smiling from ear to ear."
Police earlier alleged the driver of the stolen Mercedes cut into a bike lane on Chapel Street, Prahran, and pushed the cyclist against another vehicle before fleeing.
Panayides, dressed in a white t-shirt and sporting a beard and long black ponytail, did not apply for bail and was not required to enter a plea.
He faces 10 charges including culpable driving causing death, fail to render assistance and theft.
He was remanded to reappear in court on January 23 via video link.