Targeted Road Safety Works Program - metropolitan Melbourne projects

We’re improving safety throughout metropolitan Melbourne as part of the jointly funded program to deliver shovel-ready infrastructure projects and urgent road safety improvements in Victoria.

What we're doing

Metropolitan Melbourne will be made safer thanks to the Victorian and Australian Government Targeted Road Safety Works program.

This jointly funded program is dedicating $97.2m to deliver shovel-ready infrastructure projects and urgent road safety improvements in Victoria. This program aims to accelerate the delivery of new infrastructure projects, continue road safety improvements and support construction jobs and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In metropolitan Melbourne, safety upgrades include:

Enhancements made through the $19.5 million Pedestrian and Safer Schools program

Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable road user groups, and the number of pedestrians killed or hospitalised has increased in the last 5 years. Through this program, we’re enhancing safety for all road users at busy, high-risk pedestrian and school areas across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Pedestrian and Safer Schools project locations in metropolitan Melbourne include:

  • Camberwell Road and Toorak Road, Camberwell (Hartwell Primary School)
  • Nepean Highway, Frankston - complete
  • Point Nepean Road, Rye 
  • Clyde-Five Ways Road (Clyde Primary School) - complete
  • Ballarto Road, Cardinia (Cardinia Primary School)- complete
  • Wellington Road, Rowville (St Simon The Apostle Primary School) - complete
  • Nepean Highway, Parkdale (Parkdale Primary School) - complete
  • Croydon Road, Croydon (Croydon Primary School) - complete
  • Nepean Highway, Mt Martha (Balcombe Grammar)- complete
  • Glen Eira Road, Caulfield (Shelford Girls Grammar)- complete
  • Bay Road, Sandringham (Sacred Heart Parish School) - complete
  • Hotham Street, Balaclava (Yeshivah College)
  • Heatherton Road, Dandenong
  • Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Station Street and Thames Street, Box Hill North
  • Blackburn Road and Wellington Road, Clayton
  • Ascot Vale Road, Ascot Vale (Ascot Vale Primary School)
  • Pascoe Vale Road, Strathmore (Strathmore Secondary College)
  • Old Calder Highway, Keilor (Keilor Primary School)
  • West Street, Glenroy (Westbreen Primary School)
  • Normanby Avenue, Thornbury
  • Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe (Ivanhoe Primary School)
  • Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Panton Hill (Panton Hill Primary School)
  • Heidelberg-Kinglake Road (Caledonia Street), St Andrews (St Andrews Primary School)
  • Grimshaw Street, Greensborough (St Marys Catholic Primary School and Greensborough Primary School)
  • Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora
  • Peel Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne
  • Church Street and Swan Street, Richmond
  • Church Street and Highett Street, Richmond

Visit our Pedestrian and Safer Schools page for more information about the program.

Other safety improvements at key locations across metropolitan Melbourne

We’re making roads across Victoria safer with targeted upgrades, including flexible safety barriers, roundabouts, traffic islands, lighting and signage enhancements and road surface treatments, at key locations, as appropriate.

Roads in metropolitan Melbourne being treated include:

  • Ballarat Road and Hulett Street, Albion

To learn more about what’s happening in your area you can also visit our interactive safer roads website.

Why we're doing it

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

Mistakes happen, which as humans we can’t always avoid. What we can do is build more forgiving road infrastructure so that when a mistake does happen on the road, it doesn’t cost a life.

These upgrades are being delivered by Safer Roads, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and will help us continue to deliver a safer network for connected journeys to get Victorians home sooner and safer, while supporting economic recovery.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

Call:    13 11 70

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