Speed zones

We are responsible for determining and installing speed zones on local roads in accordance with the VicRoads state speed zoning guidelines.

As part of our road safety commitment, we work closely with VicRoads and Victoria Police to review speed zones to ensure that they are safe, suitable and consistent across our municipality. Reviews are based on resident requests or changes in how people use an area.

The following proposed speed limit changes are subject to VicRoads approval.  Consultation has already taken place with Victoria Police and VicRoads for these speed zone changes. Once implemented, we will review the impact of these changes after 3 to 6 months to determine if any further action is required.

Contact us on 1300 787 624 or by email to provide feedback or discuss the proposed changes.

Current speed zone

  • 60 km/h south of Windermere Boulevard
  • 80 km/h north of Windermere Boulevard

Proposed speed zone

  • Extend the 60km/h zone from Windermere Boulevard to Cremin Drive

Reason for the change

  • the most appropriate speed limit for this section of Army Road given the road’s function and will improve safety and amenity for residents and road users along this section of the road

The speed zones on O’Neil Road, Payne Road, Quamby Road and Telegraph Road have been assessed together as related roads in the road network.

Current speed zones

  • 50km/h Princes Highway to approximately 160m north of Timberside Drive
  • 100km/h from 160m north of Timberside Drive to intersection with Telegraph Road (sealed and unsealed sections)

Proposed speed zone

  • 60km/h Princes Highway to intersection with Telegraph Road sealed and unsealed sections)

Reason for the change

  • most appropriate speed for the road environment, adjacent properties, current speeds and volumes in the road, community expectations and the function of the road in the network
  • matching the speed limit with motorists’ expectation given the function of the road.
  • will make the speed limit clear and address safety in the unsigned rural area (north of Timberside Drive)
  • crash history, including fatality in 2014

Additional works

  • A parking lane has been provided along the north side of O’Neil Road between Timberside Drive and Janet Bowman Boulevard consistent with the existing parking lane
  • Line marking has been upgraded along the sealed section of the road last year in preparation for the speed zone changes.
  • reviewing and upgrading the signage and guideposts along O’Neil Rd a to comply with current standards and guidelines as part of this speed zone change

The speed zones on O’Neil Road, Payne Road, Quamby Road and Telegraph Road have been assessed together as related roads in the road network.

Current speed zone

  • 70 km/h intersecting with Beaconsfield-Emerald Road to intersection with O’Neil Road

Proposed speed zone

  • 60km/h

Reason for the change

  • most appropriate and safest speed limit given the road’s function in the network, number of abutting properties and topography.

Additional works

  • reviewing and upgrading the signage and guideposts along Payne Road to comply with current standards and guidelines as part of this speed zone change.

The speed zones on O’Neil Road, Payne Road, Quamby Road and Telegraph Road have been assessed together as related roads in the road network.

Quamby Road is a sealed road up to the intersection of Quamby Road and Telegraph Road. Telegraph Road is the unsealed continuation of Quamby Road with Quamby Road deviating as the minor leg of this intersection.

Current speed zone

  • undefined speed limits

Proposed speed zone

  • 60km/h

Reason for the change

  • will clarify the speed zone by signing these sections of road with a defined posted speed limit
  • appropriate and safest speed given the number of properties abutting the roads, community expectations and the roads’ function within the network

Additional works

  • line marking was undertaken along the sealed section of Quamby Road last year to improve safety along this section of road and in preparation for this speed zone changes
  • reviewing and upgrading the signage and guideposts along Quamby Road to comply with current standards and guidelines as part of this speed zone change