South Werribee traffic improvements

Tarneit Road, Princes Highway and Wattle Avenue: Proposed intersection changes.

We are working with the community and stakeholders to improve traffic flow at the intersection of Tarneit Road, Princes Highway and Wattle Avenue.

The Department of Transport and Planning recognises the community’s concerns about increased traffic in the Wattle Avenue precinct and is working with Wyndham City Council to address the issue.

What has been done?

  • The Department is funding a Wattle Avenue Precinct Traffic Study, being led by Council, to understand the broader traffic issues in the area
  • The Department has sought community feedback on the intersection of Princes Highway, Tarneit Road and Wattle Avenue via an online survey
  • Expert signal engineers from the Department’s Smarter Roads team have assessed the intersection and proposed changes.
  • Truck restrictions were introduced by Council on Wattle Avenue, following approval by the Department of Transport
  • Council reduced the speed limit on Wattle Avenue from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in October 2022
  • ‘Local Traffic Only’ signs were installed by Council at the entry to the Wattle Avenue Precinct.

What is the proposed intersection solution?

Our expert engineers have proposed the following changes:

  • Remove the through-lane to Wattle Avenue for all southbound vehicles, except buses, and create two right turn lanes onto Princes Highway
  • Add a ‘bus only’ lantern to the traffic lights for southbound traffic into Wattle Avenue
  • Remove the eastern pedestrian crossing across Princes Highway to reduce delays for traffic turning left onto the Princes Highway – improving access to Sneydes Road
  • Improve safety at the western pedestrian crossing by extending the centre median to create a ‘refuge’ for pedestrians.

Map of Princes Highway and Tarneit Road intersect.

What are the benefits?

  • Wattle Avenue would be less appealing as a through route for commuters travelling to the Princes Freeway
  • Safety would be improved through reduced traffic and trucks along Wattle Avenue
  • Traffic turning left onto the Princes Highway towards Sneydes Road would flow better from signal adjustments and removal of pedestrian crossing
  • Safety would be improved at the western pedestrian crossing
  • This solution can be achieved without major civil works
  • An expected reduction in congestion at the intersection of Edwards Road and Duncans Road

How can I find out more?

We are holding a community drop-in session at the City of Wyndham Civic Centre in February 2023, where you can ask questions about the intersection changes or the longer-term planning for the area.

Drop-in session


  • City of Wyndham Civic Centre
    45 Princes Highway, Werribee


  • Friday 10 February, any time between 5 pm – 8 pm

Can’t make it to the drop-in session?

You can provide feedback on this proposal and the Wattle Avenue Precinct Study at - search for ‘Tarneit Road’.

Find out more

If you would like more information about this project, please email the project team at [email protected].

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