Community Gateways

We've improved road safety in small towns across Victoria, as we work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

About the project

Many of Victoria’s towns are connected by high-speed roads, where drivers and riders are required to significantly lower their speed when approaching built up areas. 

Motorists can miss speed signs as they enter a town, making them more likely to travel over the legal speed limit.

In partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), we’ve installed community gateways on major roads to alert motorists to changing traffic conditions and lower speed limits. These community gateways encourage safe speeds that will protect local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.

Community gateways include: 

  • large signs on green backgrounds, displaying the speed limit and town’s name
  • eye-catching painted lines on the road, leading into the gateway 

These new signs and line markings make it easier to see speed limits and slow down, improving safety for people living in and travelling through regional communities.

Car on a rural road approaching two green 60 km/h signs

More than 150 towns have had community gateways installed across Victoria. In the south east of metropolitan Melbourne, community gateways have been installed as you enter the following towns:

  • Balnarring
  • Baxter
  • Bittern
  • Bunyip
  • Cardinia
  • Cockatoo
  • Crib Point
  • Flinders
  • Garfield
  • Gembrook
  • Koo Wee Rup
  • Lang Lang 
  • Millgrove
  • Monbulk
  • Nar Nar Goon
  • Pearcedale
  • Seville
  • Somerville
  • Stony Point
  • Tyabb
  • Tynong
  • Warburton
  • Wesburn
  • Woori Yallock
  • Yarra Glen
  • Yarra Junction
  • Yellingbo

Get in touch

To find out more about community gateways, email: [email protected]

The Victorian Government, in partnership with TAC, is investing $1.4 billion into road safety infrastructure to work towards a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

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