In Wedderburn between Godfrey Street and Reef Street, the speed will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from Wednesday 29 November 2023.

In Inglewood between Grant Street and Houston Street, the speed will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h by late January 2024. 

The changes follow community calls for a speed review to support a town precinct where pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles can share the road safely.

Pedestrians and cyclists are more at risk of serious injury or death because they don't have any protection – which is why 40 km/h limits are often in busy shared areas. 

These are also locations where pedestrians share the road with trucks, especially during harvest season with the highway providing an important link between Melbourne and Mildura. 

We have carefully balanced the need to keep everyone safe on our roads as well as keep people moving around their communities.

In addition, the 80km/h buffer zone in the eastern and northern approaches to Inglewood will change to 60km/h to provide safe and improved access to properties and bring it in line with Victoria’s speed zoning guidelines. 

The 80km/h buffer zones were intended to help drivers gradually slowdown from 100km/h to 60km/h as they approached towns and cities.

Victoria’s speed zoning guidelines have been introduced to limit confusion and replace 80km/h buffer zones with a warning to drivers that they are approaching a 60 km/h zone and allow them to slow down at their own pace.

Please look out for the new speed limits and travel safety through the area.

Safer speeds in town centres add minimal time to journeys with Wedderburn adding 14 seconds and Inglewood 31 seconds.