Camberwell Junction safety improvements

We’re improving safety around Camberwell Junction as part of Towards Zero. The State Government is investing $1.1 billion to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injury by 15% on Victoria’s roads.

More specifically, $100 million has been allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project update - April 2018

During August 2017, we engaged with community and stakeholders, encouraging them to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns on our proposed plans for Camberwell Junction and surrounding areas. The feedback we received was largely in support of our proposed safety improvements.

The speed limit is now set at 40km/h on Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Camberwell Road to protect pedestrians, cyclists and people getting on and off trams.

Further works are set to commence in May, including installing raised thresholds at key side road intersections at Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Camberwell Road to slow traffic and improve safety for pedestrians in high foot traffic areas.

We will also be applying new line markings on sections of Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Camberwell Road to assist pedestrians in crossing main roads.

There may be disruptions to road users while works are underway. Please be aware of any signs in the area informing of works.

Project background

Camberwell Junction and its surrounding Camberwell Shopping Precinct is a busy hub for retail and business, with a high number of pedestrians, cyclists and people using public transport.

Between 2012-2016, there were 42 casualty crashes in 60km/h zones, with eight involving pedestrians and seven involving cyclists.

On Friday 23 March the speed limit of 40km/h was extended from being enforced from 8am until midnight, seven days a week to 24 hours, seven days a week.

Image showing the map of the Camberwell Junction safety improvements 

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Road safety improvements 

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • 24 hour speed limits of 40km/h  in busy pedestrian areas along Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Camberwell Road
  • New linemarking on sections of Burke Road, Camberwell Road and Riversdale Road
  • Raised thresholds to slow traffic in high foot traffic areas at 10 locations where local roads intersect with Camberwell Road, Burke Road and Riversdale Road:
    • Camberwell Road at Redfern Road and Monteath Avenue
    • Riversdale Road at Wills Street, Russell Street and Station Street and 
    • Burke Road at Burwood Avenue, Auburn Parade, Mayston Street, Broadway and Cookson Street.

This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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