Community consultation

VicRoads consults with the community on a range of projects and policies. 

This page will keep you up-to-date with:

  • public consultations that are underway so that you can contribute your views 
  • the outcomes of recent consultations.

Community consultations underway

Chandler Highway - design your public open space 

Share your ideas on the future use of two public open spaces as part of the Chandler Highway Upgrade. This consultation will help us transform vacant areas into welcoming, vibrant and safe destinations for both the local and wider community.

Your feedback will be used by a team of technical and urban designers to create design options, which will be presented to the community later in the year. 

Join the online discussion forum (External link) to share and discuss ideas. The online forums will be open until Sunday 12 June

Detailed information about this project is also available on the Chandler Highway project page

Chandler Highway (External link)

Swan Street Bridge Upgrade

We are upgrading Swan Street Bridge to reduce congestion, improve safety and enhance accessibility for locals and visitors to Melbourne’s sports and entertainment precinct. 

We want to hear your experience about the Swan Street Bridge. Tell us how the bridge is part of your lifestyle. Show us why and how you use the bridge. 

Your stories will be used to develop the urban design options. This will include lighting, artwork and architectural features.

Story of Swan Street Bridge (External link)

Rowan Road Westall Road Intersection

We are investigating safety improvements at the Rowan Road and Westall Road intersection in Dingley Village, and we’d like to find out more about your use of the intersection and how you travel through the area. Your experiences will help us prepare options for the intersection. 

Take this short survey now to help us make this intersection safer for the community. 

Rowan Road Westall Road Intersection Survey (External link)

Noise walls for Glenroy and Gowanbrae

The Victorian Government has committed $10m to build new noise walls that will create a quieter environment that everyone in Glenroy and Gowanbrae can enjoy.

We've been working on a plan to deliver the greatest benefit to the community - now we want your feedback, to make sure we have got it right.

Take a look at our interactive map and complete a quick survey to help us finalise the plan. 

Noise walls for Glenroy and Gowanbrae (External link)

Nepean Corridor journey improvements

The Nepean Corridor is an important part of Melbourne’s transport network. It covers roads, cycling paths, train lines and tram lines, and stretches 40km from Frankston to St Kilda Junction.

If you are here to tell us how you use the Nepean Corridor, this project is currently on hold and we are not taking feedback right now. If you would like to know when we're ready to hear from you please email your details to:[email protected] and we'll be in touch.

Hoddle Street-Punt Road

Help us to improve travel reliability along and across Hoddle Street and Punt Road via our online consultation hub (External link). Based on your feedback earlier in the year,  we are now exploring how people use on-street around Punt Road.  We will use your feedback and technical investigations to prepare recommendations, and a Business Case, for presentation to Government in early 2016.

Hoddle Street - Punt Road Consultation

Springvale Junction Improvement Project

Springvale Junction is the worst accident black spot in Victoria. We're investigating how to make this a safer intersection and need your input. Use our interactive map to tell us about your travel experiences through the junction, and share your thoughts about safety approaches we're exploring via the online survey. 

Springvale Junction Safety Improvement Project (External link)

Express your interest to be part of a Cycling Road Rules Review

A Community consultation workshop on cycling road rule recommendations will be held on Saturday 20 February 2016. 

Registrations have now closed. Thanks everyone who has registered to participate.

The workshop will cover:

  • Cycling and left hand turns
  • Certain situations for cycling on footpaths.

We’re seeking a diverse group of road users. 

Please see the Cycling Roads Rule Review page for more details about this review.

Help shape Napier Street plans consultation

The Victorian Government has committed funding for planning updates to Bendigo's Napier Street, between Weeroona Avenue and Hall Street.

The first phase of the consultation has now concluded. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the online forum. You can view a summary of the ideas and the comment the community shared with us in the Stakeholder and Community Consultation Summary at the Help shape Napier Street plans consultation  (External link)

We will come back to you in early 2016 to seek your views again on some early concepts. 


Open Data hub

In line with the Victorian government's DataVic Access Policy (External link), and in conjunction with data.vic.gov.au (External link), we're committed to providing Victorians with open data that's free, easy to find, use and share

VicRoads invited developers, data scientists and spatial specialists to visit our hub, complete a short survey and explore the information available.

Open data hub survey (External link)

Roadside Memorial Policy Review

Our online consultation relating to the Roadside Memorial Policy Review has closed.  We would like to thank all participants for sharing their views. The feedback and comments we received throughout the two stages of community consultation were used to shape the updated Roadside Memorial Policy.

You can view the results of the consultation at Roadside Memorial Policy Review (External link)

Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review

Our online consultation relating to the review of the Traffic Noise Reduction Policy (2005) is now closed. We would like to thank all participants for sharing their views throughout the two stages of engagement that took place in 2015. All feedback we received will be considered in our review of the Traffic Noise Reduction Policy.

You can view the forum comments from this consultation on the Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review Consultation page. 

Motorcycle Lane Filtering review

Our online consultation relating to the proposed new motorcycle lane filtering laws has closed. 

Thank you to those that have shared their views by joining the conversation in the discussion forum and/or completing the survey. 

Motorcycle Lane Filtering review (External link)

Review of Help Phones on metropolitan freeways

We recently asked for community feedback on the demand and usage of Help Phones on metropolitan freeways. This consultation was held from 21 May to 21 June 2015,

You can view the results of this consultation on the Help Phones consultation hub page (External link).

Annual Traffic Signal Route Review

The outcomes of the 2015 Annual Traffic Signal Route Review are now available on our consultation website. Thank you to all those who contributed.

Annual traffic signal route review consultation

Trucks and the inner west - draft survey results

VicRoads and Maribyrnong City Council have undertaken a Truck Movement Survey with the help of an independent consultant. This is the first time a study has sought to identify and track truck movements in, and through, the inner west – even though numerous studies have been undertaken before.

You can access the full draft report on the Trucks in the inner west consultation page (External link)

This consultation closed on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Yarrawonga-Mulwala Bridge Planning Study

Our Yarrawonga-Mulwala Bridge Planning Study online consultation (External link) has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. 

Murrumbeena Rd, Murrumbeena level crossing removal

Our online survey regarding Murrumbeena has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey, we have had a terrific response.

For updates on this project, visit the Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena level crossing removal page.

Healesville Freeway reservation renewal project

VicRoads has completed a strategic review of the Healesville Freeway Reservation. As a result, VicRoads has determined that the reservation between Springvale Road, Vermont South and Boronia Road, Vermont will not be required for future road purposes.

In consultation with the community and other stakeholders, VicRoads is developing a Structure Plan that will guide the future use of the land within the reservation. The Healesville Freeway Reservation Renewal Project has been established to develop this plan.

Changes to the roadworthy certificate process

VicRoads has reviewed the roadworthy assessment process and there was a six week consultation with the public on three proposed options.

The consultation paper outlining these options is available on the Roadworthy Reform Consultation Hub (External link) where you can view comments provided in our discussion forums.

Speed limit review

The Victorian Speed Limit Review aims to make speed limits simpler, more consistent and easier to follow. The Review provides an opportunity for Victorian road users to bring speed related issues to the attention of the policy-makers so that speed limits and their use can be improved. For more information visit the Speed Limit Review page.

Safe Driving Program Fee

VicRoads sought public comment on a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the fee for setting up and administering a new safe driving program. A person who has been found guilty of certain unsafe driving offences, and had a vehicle impounded or immobilised, will be required to complete an approved safe driving program.

A RIS was prepared proposing a fee of $527 to recover the costs of setting up and administering the Safe Driving Program.

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