Stud Road, between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Road

Stud Road is safer thanks to the Australian and Victorian Government’s investment into vital safety upgrades on 80km/h roads in outer Melbourne, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission.

What we’ve done

We installed safety barriers along the left-hand side and centre median of Stud Road between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Road to reduce the risk of run-off-road and head-on crashes.

Safety barriers were not installed at locations where underground utility services were at risk of being disrupted or damaged.

We thank you for your patience while we completed these important safety improvements.

Stud Road Dunbarton Driver to Heatherton Road map

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Environmental sustainability 

We’re planting 55 trees along Stud Road between the Monash Freeway and Dunbarton Drive, in partnership with Dandenong City Council, to add to existing vegetation and tree canopy cover in the area. We anticipate the new trees will be planted in 2024.

We identified over 30 trees along Stud Road between Heatherton Road and Dunbarton Drive that needed to be removed to allow room for the safety barriers to work effectively. 

Only two trees was removed, as the project team worked with crews to align the safety barriers in a way that ensured a very limited number of trees would need to be removed.

We partnered with Treasuring Our Trees to repurpose some material from the trees we removed on Stud Road, to support outdoor furniture projects as well as partnerships with schools, community groups and sculpture artists.

Seating at a new yarning circle created by Treasuring Our Trees

Images (above): Seating at a new yarning circle created by Treasuring Our Trees for Wandin North Primary School, with timber salvaged from the Dandenong Ranges after a severe storm event.

Background

Stud Road between Dunbarton Drive to Heatherton Road is a high-speed, high-volume road, linking several south-eastern suburbs to Melbourne CBD. 

In the five years ending in June 2020, 22 accidents occurred on Stud Road between Dunbarton Drive and Heatherton Road and 12 crashes caused serious injury. Tragically two people lost their lives.  

Infrastructure plays a vital role in preventing serious crashes. It also helps to reduce the severity of crashes when they’re unavoidable.

This upgrade was delivered by the Department of Transport and Planning in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Australian Government’s Road Safety Program, to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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