Shire to apply for funding to improve residential roads

Published on 11 October 2017

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Council has committed up to $1 million to match state government Safe System Road Infrastructure Program funding for safer roads in residential areas.

This funding is specifically aimed at local road safety issues around pedestrians, cyclists and our most vulnerable road users – the young and elderly.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said the funding opportunity will assist Council to accelerate the Shire’s Local Area Traffic Management program and enhance the Shire’s Towards Zero Municipality initiative.

“The funding will assist in improving the safety of our residential areas and help our local community feel safer on our roads,” said Councillor Colomb.

Being a Towards Zero municipality the Shire aims to create a safe road system including safer roads and roadsides, safer speeds, safer vehicles and safer road use.

Since becoming a Towards Zero Municipality in April 2016, the Shire has worked closely with the TAC, VicRoads and Victoria Police to initiate a number of projects to reduce road trauma.

Projects include a rollout of traffic-calming measures in local streets, speed management in areas with high volumes of cyclists and pedestrians, and treating high risk local rural roads and intersections that are to be funded through the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program.

Updates will available on our website at mornpen.vic.gov.au/towardszero.