Beach Road & Beaconsfield Parade truck curfews

We’re trialling truck curfews along Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade to improve safety and congestion.

 

Project update – September 2017

We recently asked you to complete our online survey, to help us understand your experiences and concerns about the existing truck curfews.

Thank you to those who participated. 

We received a range of feedback across four suburbs: Port Melbourne, Black Rock, Albert Park and St Kilda. The majority were local residents, local business owners and visitors. 

You can access a summary of the survey results - Beach Road truck curfew survey - community consultation report - August 2017 [PDF 881Kb]

Extended truck curfew trial

After considering the traffic survey and community feedback a trial truck curfew will be implemented from late 2017.  

The proposed new trial curfew extension will cover the time between 6am and 1pm Saturday. 

A consultative group will be formed during the trial period, to review how the curfews operate and address issues in relation to the trial. More information on this consultative group will be made available in coming weeks. 

After the trial period we’ll review the traffic data and undertake further community engagement to help us understand the trial results. This work will also influence how truck movements along the Beach Road corridor will be managed in the future.

We will carefully consider the results of the trial in mid 2018, before determining whether any permanent changes are necessary. 

Project background

Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade serve as a popular route for all road users, due to the popularity of the nearby foreshore and St Kilda and Port Melbourne areas, including Station Pier.

Truck curfews currently operate from 8pm to 6am Monday to Saturday and from 1pm Saturday to 6am Monday between Bay Street (Port Melbourne) and Nepean Highway (Mordialloc).

Our aim is to provide a balance between the community and industry needs throughout the area.

About the truck counts

To help us gain a better understanding of how the existing curfews are working, a camera trial was introduced to monitor truck curfews in the area. During this trial, we completed truck counts along the road between Port Melbourne and Black Rock.

The truck counts showed that while truck volumes are significantly lower during the curfew, there are still a number of trucks that need to use Beach Road during non-curfew times to make local deliveries.

You can read more information about the truck counts here[PDF 173Kb] 

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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