Investment $1 billion
Last year the Government announced more than $1 billion in funding to deliver Victoria’s Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan – Towards Zero 2016/2020 to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Victoria’s roads.
The impacts of road trauma are more prevalent in regional and rural areas, as Victorians are up to four times more likely to be killed on country roads where the speeds are higher and any mistake can have deadly consequences.
This is why the Government has prioritised safety improvements on rural and regional roads.
What will the money be used for?
This includes investments for:
Various safety improvements on the Beechworth-Wodonga Road, the Midland Highway, Princes Highway West, the Calder Highway, and the Western Highway.
Audio-tactile-line marking and run-off road-crash treatment on the Midland Highway, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and Creswick-Newstead Road.
On the Hume Freeway from Seymour to Barnawartha.
Along the Calder Freeway.
On the Bass Highway from Lang Lang to Anderson.
On the Princes Highway East from Bunyip River to Traralgon, and Traralgon to Sale.
On the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road from Ballan Road to Bacchus Marsh and Heales Road to Granite Road.
From Sale to Maffra.
On the South Gippsland Highway from Leongatha to Meeniyan.
Pedestrian and bicycle safety
- Undertaking pedestrian safety improvements in Geelong and Belmont
- Building an off-road bicycle path from Traralgon to Morwell