Topic: Roads

First Automated Vehicle To Hit The Road

Cutting-edge automated vehicle technology will be tested in rural Victoria this year in the first on-road trial approved under the new Automated Driving System (ADS) permit scheme. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that Bosch has been awarded $2.3 million from the Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Trial Grants Program and granted the state’s first […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Making Car Rego Easier For 1.3 Million Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has made paying car rego easier for 1.3 million Victorians over the first year of short term vehicle registration. Since the Labor Government launched short term registration on 1 January 2018, a quarter of all vehicle registrations have been processed using the flexible three-month and six-month registration options. Three month registration […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Delivering Safer Streets In The Heart Of Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is making the Ballarat CBD safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, unveiling new options to fix six notorious intersections along Sturt Street. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said that everyone in the community will get a chance to have their say on the options for the Sturt Street […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Western Victoria Region

Lowest Ever Regional Road Deaths, But Still Far Too Many

Regional Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but the 109 lives lost on country roads last year is still 109 too many. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today joined representatives from the Transport Accident Commission and Regional Roads to reflect on road trauma in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Lowest Ever Annual Road Deaths, But Still Far Too Many

Victoria has recorded its lowest number of road deaths since records began, but the 214 lives lost on our roads last year is still 214 too many. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today joined representatives from the Transport Accident Commission, VicRoads and Victoria Police to reflect on road trauma in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister for Roads

Thompsons Road Upgrade Reaches New Heights

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are another step closer to better journeys on a duplicated Thompsons Road through Carrum and Cranbourne as the Andrews Labor Government’s project forges ahead following several major construction milestones. Construction crews working on the 10.7 kilometre Thompsons Road duplication have finalised a mammoth task that involved lifting 21 concrete beams […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Keeping The Great Ocean Road Safe This Summer

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect one of Victoria’s best loved tourist attractions, building a temporary wall to keep drivers safe on the Great Ocean Road this summer. As many Victorians look forward to a holiday down the coast, work is underway on a temporary “container-wall” close to the cliff-face east of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Leading The Way In Connected And Automated Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in connected and automated vehicles to make Victorian roads safer and less congested. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford today announced a $3.5 million grant to Telstra and Lexus Australia to run Australia’s first connected vehicle field trial using advanced 4G mobile networks. The Telstra/Lexus trial will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Learning To Drive Goes Digital With New App

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to help their kids become safer drivers, launching a brand-new app that allows learner drivers to digitally log their driving hours. The new app and accompanying website will mean families can throw away inconvenient old paper log books, giving them a better way to record […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Road Blitz Underway On The Hamilton Highway

Significant road rebuilding works are underway on the Hamilton Highway near Stonehaven to provide drivers with a smoother, safer and stronger road. As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in regional roads, a 1.1 kilometre section of road, west of Pollocksford Road, is being repaired. These works will ensure the road is smoother […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads