Roads & Traffic

Council works to improve safety and traffic flow in the city by managing our local streets via the following methods. ;For a detailed version of the information contained within, please see Road Management Plan or
VicRoads - Road Closures FAQs (PDF, 76KB).

40 km/h speed limit in the centre of Oakleigh

A lower speed limit is set to be introduced in the centre of Oakleigh.

At its June 2015 meeting, Council decided to apply to VicRoads for permission to introduce a 40 km/h speed limit in the centre, including in Hanover St, Portman St, Chester St, Drummond St and part of Atherton Rd. Once VicRoads provides permission, 40 km/h signs will be erected at the entrances to the centre and the speed limit will come into effect.

Read more: 40 km/h speed limit

Community Liaison

To help us best respond, we ask that you clearly state your concern and advise us what outcome you are looking for. To have a discussion, please contact Terry Tillotson, Principal Transport Engineer, on 9518 3439.

Communicating and consulting with the community is very important. We work with Councillors and staff, residents and community groups, and external agencies to provide the best possible advice for the management of our roads.

Road Safety through Traffic Management

We have been proactive in lowering speed zones throughout shopping precincts to ensure pedestrian safety.

Installing T intersections or mini-roundabouts reduces priority roads and lowers speeds of drivers as they approach an intersection, effectively reducing accidents.

We create traffic management plans and implement road closures when necessary. Our priority assessment helps to inform which roads receive attention and works.

Capital Works Projects

Capital Works projects are decided upon through public consultations, preparing briefs, concepts plans for design, project management, budget planning and funding, and consultation with other agencies.

Monash Council has delivered 35 mini-roundabouts over the past 10 years to manage intersections, this ensures all traffic gives way and no street is given precedence over another, creating safer conditions for all road users.

Sustainable Transport

We help deliver upgrades and works to cycling and walking tracks.  See the following section for details:  Recreation Strategies & Policies.

Our current upgrading of Scotchman’s creek trail will improve the current two-meter wide bitumen track into a three meter wide concrete track for greater use by the community.

Strategic Transport

We work with the Eastern Transport Coalition, providing strategic planning and seek external funding to improve transport services within Monash.  Public Transport is a State Government responsibility. We advocate for better frequency of services or advise when new routes for public transport may be needed. Contact customer service on  

Parking Management

Do you have an issue with residential parking which might be due to schools, public transport, or apartment blocks?   Give us a call on 9518 3555or email us at mail@monash.vic.gov.au

We routinely look to implement parking restrictions as a means to ensure appropriate parking for residents and streets remain un-restricted to traffic.

Do you have a road or street that requires further accessible parking spaces? We can help you out when we designate accessible parking bays for our community’s needs.

Alternatively if you require information about Parking Permits, please see the following section of our website: Parking Permits.

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Last updated: 11 August 2017