New road safety cameras have been switched on in Rosanna to slow motorists down and keep children, parents and other pedestrians safe.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines announced today that the new cameras on Rosanna Road at the Banyule Road intersection had started enforcing this morning.

Variable message signs will remain in place for two weeks to advise drivers that the cameras are now enforcing.

The Andrews Labor Government provided $900,000 for four new cameras along Rosanna Road, with the remaining two cameras at the intersection of Darebin Street to be activated by the end of the year.

The two sites were selected following a strong campaign by the community and Mr Carbines, to make the area safer for children, parents and staff at the nearby Banyule and Heidelberg primary schools and the Goodstart Childcare Centre.

The sites were endorsed by the Fixed Camera Site Selection Committee, which is made up of Victoria Police, VicRoads and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

The committee determines site selection of all fixed camera sites after investigating its crash history, as well as factors including engineering suitability.

The government is committed to reducing the senseless loss of lives on our roads and recently invested almost $121 million to increase enforcement and investigate new technologies to target distracted and speeding drivers.

This follows the government’s more than $1.4 billion investment for a package of initiatives as part of the Towards Zero strategy, which includes improving roads and safety infrastructure on metropolitan and regional roads.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

“The Rosanna community put a strong case forward for these new speed and red light cameras and I’m proud to announce that the cameras are now enforcing.”

“This is a significant step towards improving safety along Rosanna Road as it will slow motorists down to the appropriate speed limit and hold those who don’t to account.”

“The new cameras at the two sites will not only make our roads safer but also make our footpaths and crossings safer for students, parents and teachers.”