23 Dec 2020 News

Pedestrian And School Safety Package

The Minister for Roads & Road Safety Ben Carroll MP along with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced a new $19.5 million program to improve safety at more than 55 schools, shopping strips and intersections areas across the state that will save lives and support Victorian jobs thanks to a joint investment from the Victorian and Australian Governments.

The joint funding will see a combination of electronic speed limit signs, pedestrian lights, raised zebra crossings, pedestrian refuge islands and intersection improvements will be installed in busy school zones, shopping strips and recreation areas.
These safety improvements are being delivered as part of the Australian and Victorian Government’s Targeted Road Safety Works Program with $13 million dedicated to Melbourne sites and $6.5 million to regional sites.
The jointly funded program is investing $97.2 million to deliver shovel-ready infrastructure projects and priority road safety improvements in Victoria, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

I am pleased to announce that illuminated signage will be installed on the school zone crossing on Croydon Road outside Croydon Primary School. I’d like to thank the Principal, parents and broader school community for bringing this matter to my attention. I’m so pleased to see this much needed signage delivered in the busy school zone to help keep kids safe whilst crossing the road.

Community engagement for this upgrade will commence in early 2021.