Topic: Roads

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Victoria Region

Road Safety Reminder This Long Weekend

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to be safe on the roads as more people prepare to move around the state this Queen’s Birthday long weekend. With travel in regional Victoria and overnight stays now allowed, the message to Victorians is to stay safe, by keeping our distance, practicing good hygiene and staying home […]

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More Grants To Boost Road Safety

Football clubs across Victoria that want to work with their local communities to educate the importance of road safety will be able to apply for their share of the $1.3 million Toward Zero Club grants program. Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced the expansion of the grants into thirteen regional […]

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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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Boosting Safety At Key South-East Intersection

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its election commitment to make one of the busiest intersections on the South Gippsland Highway safer, with the installation of flashing safety signs now complete. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford announced works were complete at the intersection, which has had 26 collisions and a double […]

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Safer Crossings For Nepean Special School

The Andrews Labor Government has made it safer for students from Nepean Special School to cross the road with the installation of new crossing technology helping them get to school. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford announced that works were complete on the $20,000 upgrade of the intersection at Harnett Street […]

Categories: Media Release, South Eastern Metropolitan Region