Southern Metropolitan Region - truck curfew on Beach Road (20.10.2017)
Written on the 20 October 2017
Friday, 20 October 2017
GEORGIE CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan)
My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, and it is in a similar vein to the question from Ms Pennicuik, who spoke about the Beach Road curfew that is occurring, as well as to the announcement by the member for Albert Park in the other place, Martin Foley, regarding a trial extending the truck curfew on Beach Road, which in his words is to improve safety and reduce traffic.
The new curfew will extend the bans to include the times between 6.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Saturday.
There are some community concerns in relation to this trial, as raised by Ms Pennicuik.
The question I ask of Mr Donnellan is:
When is the evaluation of that trial going to be taking place?
We know that is going to be extended until next year somewhere close to the election, but when will the evaluation take place?
Southern Metropolitan Region
Answers to constituency questions
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB)
Asked by: Ms CrozierDirected to: Minister for Roads and Road Safety
Asked on: 20 October 2017
The trial extension of truck curfews along the Beach Road corridor commenced on 4 November 2017. Electronic signs have been deployed to inform the community and passing motorists of the trial commencement. In addition, VicRoads will broadcast this change via social media posts such as Facebook and has created a webpage dedicated to the project, which will be updated regularly with information related to the trial.In the lead up to the trial, VicRoads has consulted with stakeholders including Councils, Victoria Police, Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Ports Corporation, and Spirit of Tasmania operators. These stakeholders will also work together during the trial to review and provide feedback on the trial, as well as collect data and broader community feedback to evaluate the trial.
In early 2018, it is anticipated that data will be collected as well as feedback sought from the broader community, as part of the evaluation of the trial. The stakeholder group will review the results to evaluate the effectiveness of this trial and influence how truck movements along the Beach Road corridor will be managed in the future. Results of the trial will be carefully considered in mid 2018 before determining whether any permanent changes are necessary.