On 2nd of July 2020 Vic Roads/Department of Transport released important information providing some further information about the $340 million package that the Victorian Government announced recently, with a range of measures to make it easier for people and goods to move around on Melbourne’s roads in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The package includes initiatives that will deliver more technology and resources to help keep traffic moving, reduce delays and provide drivers with better traffic information.

These initiatives will start to be rolled out in three zones across Metropolitan Melbourne – in the West, South East and East – where we are seeing rapid population growth combined with complex road networks.

Please find more information on the VicRoads website

In addition, it was also announced they are reinstating the Road Occupation Charge on 20 July 2020 and implementing the Clearways Management Program, a project that will reduce congestion and keep people moving in the busy peak times by:
• Introducing an $165 infringement for any car caught parking illegally in an existing tow-away from 1 October 2020.
• Applying tow-away status to all 322 arterial road clearways within a 20km radius of the CBD by 1 December 2020.

These complementary measures will make sure we can keep people moving around our busy arterial roads.

To view the Road Occupation Charge (ROC) Brochure please click here