Road safety

Glen Eira City Council is seeking feedback from the community regarding its proposal to reduce the speed limits in a number of locations across the municipality.

The proposed locations are:

Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, between Murrumbeena and Poath Roads

  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 40km/h between Murrumbeena and Hobart Roads (within the shopping precinct).
  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h between Hobart and Poath Roads.

Crosbie Road, Murrumbeena, for the entire length

  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 40km/h.

Patterson Road, Bentleigh, between Bendigo Avenue and Twisden Road

  • Reduce the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h through the Patterson shopping precinct.

Tucker Road, Bentleigh East, between McKinnon and Huntington Roads

  • Introduce a part-time 40km/h school speed limit.

McKinnon Road, Bentleigh East, between Joy and Juliana Streets

  • Introduce a part-time 40km/h school speed limit.

Tucker Road, Ormond, between Molden and Blackshaw Streets

  • Increase length of existing part-time 40km/h school speed limit.

Chesterville Road, Bentleigh East, between Chesterville Drive and South Road

  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h.

Glenhuntly Road, Glen Huntly, between Booran and Grange Roads

  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 40km/h.

If you would like to provide feedback, contact Council’s Traffic Engineering team on 9524 3333 or via email at mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au

The closing date for feedback is Friday 2 June 2017.

Road Safety Strategy

We are committed to improving the safety of all road users. Our Road Safety Strategy underpins this commitment. The Strategy provides a solid researched basis to inform the direction of future:

  • transport related capital works programs;
  • funding bids to State and Federal Government for crash countermeasures; and
  • other initiatives to improve the safety of the our road network for all road users.

Road Safety Strategy 2007/08–2011/12(PDF, 13MB)

School safety

We are committed to improving safety around our schools.

A minimum of two schools undergo an independent safety audit each year. This identifies potential safety problems before they occur and therefore a safer environment is provided for children travelling to school.

The following schools have already been audited since 2004:

  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Bentleigh West Primary School
  • Carnegie Primary School
  • Caulfield Community College
  • Caulfield Grammar School
  • Caulfield Junior College
  • Caulfield South Primary School
  • Leibler Yavneh College
  • McKinnon Primary School
  • Melbourne Grammar School
  • Mt Scopus College (Mayfield Street campus)
  • Murrumbeena Primary School
  • Ormond Primary School
  • Ripponlea Primary School
  • St James College
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • St Peter’s Primary School
  • St Patrick’s Primary School
  • Valkstone Primary School

A safety audit is one of the tools to improve safety at our schools. A vital part of achieving a safe school environment is that parents and others behave responsibly. This means driving, walking or cycling in a safe manner, obeying all signage and acting in accordance with the Victorian Road Rules.

Residential street safety

Two of the most common traffic concerns raised by residents are cars travelling too fast in the street and too many cars using the street.

We respond to these concerns by installing traffic management treatments (such as road humps) to control vehicle speeds and/or volumes. The outcome is an improved level of safety for residents.

We receive many requests for treatments, but the worst-affected streets need to be treated first.  To do this, we operate a warrants system which prioritises streets for treatment on the basis of objective criteria including vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, reported crashes and land uses (eg. schools).

The ranking changes from time to time as new streets are added to the list and treated streets are removed. It is also common for some streets on the list to be re-assessed if traffic conditions have changed.

We are only able to treat a small number of streets each year. If your street is not ranked in the top 20, treatment is unlikely to occur for many years.

Shopping centre safety

We are committed to improving safety around our shopping centres.

A minimum of one shopping centre undergoes an independent safety audit each year.  This identifies potential safety problems before they occur and therefore a safer environment is provided for customers, employees and visitors.

The following shopping centres have already been audited since 2004:

  • Alma Village
  • Carnegie
  • Caulfield South
  • Elsternwick
  • Gardenvale
  • Glen Huntly
  • Patterson
  • Tucker Road near Patterson Road

Roads

Who is responsible?

Most of the roads within the City of Glen Eira are under our control. Therefore, our responsibility to manage these roads and respond to requests from the community for any potential changes. Such changes may include speed humps, pedestrian crossings and signage.

However, many of the arterial roads within the municipality fall under the control of the state road authority, VicRoads. These roads include:

  • Balaclava Road;
  • Booran Road (between Glen Eira and Neerim Roads);
  • Centre Road;
  • Dandenong Road (Princes Highway);
  • East Boundary Road;
  • Glen Eira Road;
  • Grange Road;
  • Hawthorn Road;
  • Hotham Street;
  • Jasper Road;
  • Murrumbeena Road;
  • Neerim Road (between Booran and Murrumbeena Roads);
  • Nepean Highway;
  • Normanby Road (between Balaclava Road and Smith Street);
  • North Road;
  • South Road; and
  • Warrigal Road.

It is therefore the responsibility of VicRoads to respond to requests for changes on these roads and to undertake any works deemed necessary or appropriate. The only control that we have on these roads is:

  • the installation of parking restrictions; and
  • works within service roads.

If you would like to request a change to any of the above roads and it does not fall into the above two categories, contact VicRoads on 13 11 71 or visit VicRoads website.