North east truck curfew trial

To improve local areas at night, a one year truck curfew trial is being implemented in the North East suburbs of Montmorency, Eltham and Viewbank from August 2015 to late 2016.

Project update - December 2016

Over the past year, we’ve been monitoring the trial truck curfews and gathering feedback from the community, councils, community reference group and truck industry. Based on these activities, we’ve been able to make a recommendation which we believe will strike a balance between community and industry needs.

We’re currently finalising our decision and will be in touch in early 2017 with further information on our recommendation.

Please note that until then, the current curfews will remain in place in their current form.

Have your say

VicRoads held two information sessions in Eltham and Heidelberg during August. We also captured community and truck industry comments via our online forum engagevicroads (External link).

The purpose of the community consultation was to gather feedback and insight from those affected by the curfews. The feedback received will help us shape our final recommendation to the Victorian Government. Consultation has now closed; an update on the results will be made available soon.

Map showing North East Truck night curfews Aug-Sept 2015 & Oct-Nov 2105

View larger version of North East Truck Curfew map

First Community Reference Group

The first CRG took place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 in Macleod. Attached below are the supporting documents from the meeting.

North East Truck Curfew Agenda [PDF 195Kb]
North East Truck Curfew Overview [PDF 120Kb]
North East Truck Curfew Terms of Reference Draft [PDF 134Kb]
North East Truck Curfew - Presentation to CRG May 2016 [PDF 775Kb]
North East Truck Curfew - Community engagement report [PDF 2.1Mb]

We’ll review the discussions and touch base with the community, later in the year.

Following feedback from community members, the curfews have been carefully planned to strike a balance for the local community and truck operators. 

Our curfew trial has begun on the following roads to reduce truck volumes and associated noise at night:
  • Greensborough Highway – Rosanna Road (Grimshaw Street to Banksia Street)
  • Lower Plenty Road (Greensborough Highway to Waiora Road)
  • Waiora Road (Kingsbury Drive to Bell Street)
  • Waterdale Road (Kingsbury Drive to Bell Street)
  • Lower Plenty Road – Main Road (Wattletree Road to Greensborough Highway)
  • Para Road (Grimshaw Street – Lower Plenty Road)
  • St. Helena Road – Karingal Drive
  • Bolton Street
  • Ryans Road - Wattletree Road.
The truck curfews will run daily from 10pm – 6am. Trucks making local deliveries will be exempt from the curfews. For more detail on the curfew, see the brochure below.

Community Reference Group

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in joining the Community Reference Group to provide ongoing feedback on the truck curfew trial. This group has now been established and includes representatives from industry, councils and the community. 

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