Road Safety Program

Victorian roads are being made safer as part of the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program, being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Safety barrier at the roadside

Overview

The Australian and Victorian Governments have an ongoing commitment to improving road safety for all Australians and reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Project summary

The Road Safety Program funding supports the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians.

The Australian and Victorian Governments are investing an additional $157.5 million to deliver another 54 projects, bringing the Road Safety Program investment since January 2021 to $457 million. 

Of this additional funding, the Australian Government is contributing $112.4 million, with the Victorian Government providing $45.1 million.

The initial $300 million investment in 2021 is already improving safety with around 130 projects being delivered to protect Victorian road users.  

This latest investment means the Road Safety Program will now deliver more than 180 safety improvement projects on state highways and arterial, and local roads, creating jobs and helping local economies. Upgrades include shoulder sealing and laying of rumble strips to help motorists stay in control of their vehicle if they veer off the road, flexible safety barriers to prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes, and improvements to protect cyclists and pedestrians. 

From this funding, $4 million has been invested to trial new innovative treatments across regional Victoria to improve delineation for motorists and pedestrians.

This includes photoluminescent paint to make linemarkings and signage glow in the dark, high reflectivity to enhance linemarkings and LED tactile paving which changes colour with the traffic lights. Learn more about these treatments at the Innovative Package page.

This builds on the Victorian and Australian Governments’ $105.7 million investment through the Targeted Road Safety Works Program and aligns with the target set out in the Victorian Road Safety Strategy to halve the number of deaths and significantly reduce serious injury on our roads over the next 10 years.

Upgrades through the Road Safety Program are being delivered by Regional Roads Victoria and Safer Roads under the Department of Transport.

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Email: [email protected]

Call:    133 RRV (133 778)