Greater Dandenong City Council building

Mayor Welcomes Commitment to Road Safety in Dandenong

Greater Dandenong City Council building

Greater Dandenong City Council Mayor, Cr Lana Formoso has welcomed a commitment to a Stud Road traffic project in the Victorian Budget last week. 

“Council’s persistent, sustained advocacy on behalf of the Greater Dandenong community has paid off," Cr Formoso said. 

"We were pleased to hear of the commitment to this project. There have been too many fatalities and crashes on this stretch of road. I understand there’s funding for detailed design in 2024-25 and for the project to be implemented in the following year or so. 

"We have a large residential neighbourhood on one side of Stud Road, and on the other, Dandenong Stadium, a park, wetlands, bike paths and a bus stop. There are four lanes of traffic entering and exiting the M1 and until recently, the speed limit was 80 km/h. 

"It is harrowing watching people with prams, small children, mobility scooters and cyclists trying to cross along the 800m stretch of road with no traffic lights or pedestrian facilities.”

“Alongside Greater Dandenong City Council and community organisations, I’ve personally advocated for this matter to be addressed by the State Government for a decade.  I was pleased that the Minister for Road Safety and a representative of the Department of Transport and Planning visited us in recent months to discuss the matter, along with Gabrielle Williams, our local Member for Dandenong. Obviously, they heeded the calls from community."

Council has worked collaboratively with the Department on various designs for the project.  

"It will be such a relief to have the traffic lights and other elements of the road improvements installed, and we will be urging the Department to bring a sense of urgency to the implementation.” 

Council lit up the Drum Theatre in yellow last week as part of the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign that coincides with National Road Safety Week.