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

Help Phones on metropolitan freeways review

VicRoads is currently reviewing the demand for Help Phones on metropolitan freeways and would like to hear your views on this subject.

There has been a sharp decline in the use of Help Phones in the last five years with VicRoads currently receiving less that one call on average per year from Help Phones on metropolitan freeways. 

With the majority of the Help Phones currently on the metropolitan freeways needing to be upgraded to Next Generation technology by 2016 at a cost of around $320,000, VicRoads is undertaking a review of their usage and demand.

Help Phones Review consultation (External link)

Roadside Memorial Policy Review 

VicRoads is seeking community input on our review of our Roadside Memorial Policy. The current policy was written some time ago, it outlines general time limits and placement guidance for roadside memorials. As part of this review we would like to better align the policy with community expectations. 

We would appreciate your feedback on a discussion paper which summarises key issues and proposes a revised policy position for your comment.

Your valuable feedback will be used to further refine the development of a revised Roadside Memorials Policy which is anticipated to be finalised early in the second half of 2015.

A discussion paper is now available on the consultation hub.

Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review

VicRoads Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review for 2014-2015 is now closed for consultation. Thank you to everybody for your feedback. 

Input from the online discussion forum, will be used to inform the development of a discussion paper which will be the basis for a second round of consultation in the second half of this year.
A report on what you told us in the community consultation will be available on the consultation hub mid-late April.

Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review Consultation (External link)

Annual Traffic Signal Route Review

A report on what you told us in the community consultation for the Annual Traffic Signal Route Review is now available on the consultation hub. 

This information will now be considered in conjunction with technical data and SmartRoads Principles to complete the signal review by the end of June 2015. We will notify you of the outcomes in July.

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.

For information on upcoming community consultations and the latest news please visit the Healesville Freeway Reservation Renewal Project Consultation Hub (External link)

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.

Have your say on the East West Link

Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) has recently closed the forums on their online engagement hub, where people discussed the project and shared their views about the East West Link. The results from these forums have been incorporated into the Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) for the project which you can find on the LMA website (External link)

The next phase of consultation for the East West Link includes public information displays and the opportunity for people to make formal submissions to an independent Assessment Committee.

Register your email with Linking Melbourne for all the news and latest updates on the East West Link project (External link)

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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