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Improving Safety Through Burwood Village

11 March 2020

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 at this busy shopping and dining precinct.

The speed limit through the precinct has been reduced from 60km/h to 40km/h on Burwood Highway, between Charles Street and Scott Grove, between 7am and 8pm.

Five new electronic speed limit signs and static signs on Burwood Highway through Burwood Village will help alert this change to drivers and help ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in the area.

Between June 2014 and June 2019, there were 19 reported crashes on Burwood Highway between Charles Street and Scott Grove with four of these crashes resulting in serious injuries.

The Labor Government invested $272,000 in the upgrades and is also working with Yarra Trams and local councils to improve road safety through the village.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford

“We’re making Burwood Village safer for locals heading out to do the shopping or to get a coffee at their favourite café.”

“These upgrades will make sure drivers are aware that they are entering a busy precinct – keeping everyone on our roads safer.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Burwood Will Fowles

“Our local community has been calling for improved safety through the village and we’re getting it done.”

“Burwood Village is a great place to eat and a great place to shop - and with a new speed limit and electronic speed signs it will be even safer.”

Reviewed 26 June 2020

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