Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Keeping Victorians Moving During Coronavirus

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for people and goods to get around Melbourne with better technology, more specialist staff and stronger enforcement of clearways in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll today unveiled a $340 million package of measures to make it easier for people […]

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Preventing Landslips On Key South-West Routes

Tourists and locals can look forward to more reliable journeys, with vital works to prevent road closures due to landslips on the state’s most iconic tourist routes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the $32.8 million program through the Building Works package will prevent landslips and […]

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Iconic Seatbelt Campaign Returns To Tackle Worrying Trend

The Transport Accident Commission is reviving one of its most powerful campaigns following a rise in the number of deaths involving drivers and passengers not wearing a seatbelt on our roads. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and TAC Jaala Pulford today announced the return of the compelling 1992 seatbelt TV ad that implores Victorians to […]

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Licence Testing To Resume

Based on advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, learner permit and licence testing including drive tests will progressively resume from Monday 15 June. The first priority under the staged resumption will be to re-book tests for those whose appointments were postponed due to coronavirus restrictions. As part of the resumption, more than 200 new staff […]

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New Midland Highway Technology To Warn Of Black Ice

A newly installed black ice detection and warning system will help to keep drivers safe on the Midland Highway near Ballarat in time for winter thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new system is part of a major safety upgrade on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick. Installed near the intersection of the […]

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Protecting Geelong’s Green Spine

Geelong’s Green Spine will be protected with the Andrews Labor Government preparing to declare the Mercer Street, Malop Street and Garden Street corridor a Designated Road Project under state control. Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford has written to the City of Greater Geelong directing them not to undertake any works that are not in line […]

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A Safer Journey On The Maroondah Highway

Drivers using the Maroondah Highway can look forward to a safer journey with safety improvements underway between Coldstream and Healesville thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the works would upgrade four busy intersections with new turning lanes, install flexible safety barriers at high-risk locations, […]

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Road-Train Network Extended For Drought Relief

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier and safer to deliver grain and hay to drought-affected communities across Australia. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford announced the temporary extension of Victoria’s road-train network to include a southbound route between Charlton and Koondrook in Victoria’s north. Unladen road-trains will now be […]

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Improving Safety Through Burwood Village

The Andrews Labor Government is making Burwood Village safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists with a 40km/h speed limit and new electronic speed signs. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today joined Member for Burwood Will Fowles to introduce the safer speed limit and switch on of the electronic speed signs […]

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Major Construction Begins On New Overtaking Lanes

The Andrews Labor Government is making the drive between Colac and Camperdown safer, with major construction commencing on two new overtaking lanes on the Princes Highway at Weerite. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said this important upgrade would benefit communities and industries in south western Victoria. Currently, there are only […]

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