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.

Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review

Victoria’s towns and cities continue to grow, leading to more traffic on our roads. There are also greater numbers of trucks travelling at night to avoid daytime congestion. 

VicRoads is currently reviewing its Traffic Noise Reduction Policy. This policy aims to ensure that the traffic noise from Victoria’s freeways is kept at a reasonable level and that priority to reduce traffic noise focuses on those locations with highest noise levels. 

We would like to hear your views about traffic noise management. By contributing to this online discussion forum, your input will be used to inform the development of a discussion paper to be used as the basis for a second round of consultation later this year. 

Traffic Noise Reduction Policy Review (External link)

Annual Traffic Signal Route Review

VicRoads annual Traffic Signal Route Review for 2014-2015 is now under review. This review is part of a congestion management program to look at routes where travel demands have changed to improve the coordination of traffic signals.

We have heard about your travel experiences for eight routes. Community input will help us better understand potential improvements for the sequencing of traffic signal operations along eight arterial roads.

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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