March 6, 2018

Community Win as Dangerous Drivers are Targeted

Speed and red light cameras will be installed at two busy intersections along Rosanna Road in Rosanna to target dangerous drivers and improve safety.

The sites at Banyule Road and Darebin Street were selected following a strong campaign from the local community and the Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines.

Mr Carbines welcomed the decision and said it would help make the area safer for the community, especially for students, teachers and parents at the nearby Banyule Primary School and Heidelberg Primary School. Families using the local Goodstart Childcare Centre will also benefit from safety cameras at the pedestrian lights at Darebin St and Rosanna Rd.

The cameras will be installed along the 60km/h stretch of Rosanna Road, at the intersections of Rosanna Road and Banyule Road and the intersection of Rosanna Road and Darebin Street. A tender is being developed and will be completed in the coming months, with the installation, testing and activation of the cameras to follow.

The two sites were endorsed by the Fixed Camera Site Selection Committee, which is made up of Victoria Police, VicRoads and the Department of Justice and Regulation. The committee determines site selection, planning and deployment of all fixed camera sites after investigating its crash history, as well as factors including engineering suitability.

Victoria’s road safety camera network is one of the many tools used to reduce road trauma by helping to change driver behaviour, Mr Carbines said..

The Andrew’s Government has committed more than $1 billion for a package of initiatives to improve road safety and reduce the number of lives lost on our roads as part of the ‘Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy Plan.’

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

“I thank the local community and members of the Resolve Rosanna Road committee for working with me to submit a strong case to the Fixed Camera Site Selection Committee calling for new speed and red light cameras in Rosanna Rd.”

“The Andrew’s Government has listened and taken action. As a Rosanna resident and parent who has used the Goodstart childcare centre, I know the risks locals take every day when they cross Rosanna Road on foot or drive and battle the trucks and congestion on Rosanna Rd. Traffic safety cameras will make Rosanna Rd safer for locals and have a positive influence driver behaviour.”

“The Andrew’s Government has introduced a truck curfew on Rosanna Rd; invested $850,000 on road safety upgrades on Rosanna Rd; is tackling congestion by removing boom gates at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna; duplicating the rail line between Heidelberg and Rosanna and the big one – building the North East Link”