Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien, is inviting Stonnington
residents to participate in a VicRoads review into the state’s approach to traffic
VicRoads are currently conducting a review into their
Traffic Noise Reduction Policy, which will allow residents to have their say on
this important issue and may result in some much needed policy changes.
Mr O’Brien has already secured funding for the
replacement of noise walls along Dandenong Road, between Station Street and
Tooronga Road. This work is currently underway.
The VicRoads Traffic Noise Reduction Policy sets noise
levels for Victoria’s freeways and a number of other major roads. Since the
policy’s last update in 2005, Victoria’s population has continued to grow,
leading to more traffic frequenting our roads.
Existing VicRoads policy allows for older freeways,
for example the Monash, to reach 68db before noise reduction measures such as barriers
are introduced. Many Stonnington
residents adjacent to the Monash/CityLink have expressed concerns about road
By receiving feedback from residents directly affected
by freeway noise, VicRoads will have a greater understanding of the communities
concerns and an ability to change their policy to ensure traffic noise is
For more information and to complete the survey,
please visit http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficnoise.
The survey closes on 19 April 2015.
Comments to be attributed to Michael O’Brien MP,
Member for Malvern
“Road noise is
a major issue for many Stonnington residents, given our proximity to the
Monash, CityLink and Dandenong Road”.
“This is an
important opportunity for the views of local residents to be heard by VicRoads
in updating its road noise policy”.
all local residents concerned about road noise to have their say on the VicRoads