Road Safety

Who manages roads?

The public road network is managed by VicRoads, private owners and Council. Get details on road management and traffic volumes.

Road Management

The public road network is managed by VicRoads, private owners and Council.

When making a traffic request to Council, we may forward your concern onto the appropriate land owner as we will not be able to assist you. To ensure your privacy is maintained, a Council officer will confirm with you that it is acceptable to pass on your contact details.

Traffic Volumes in Darebin

As Darebin lies between the City of Whittlesea and the Melbourne Central Business District, there is a significant proportion of through traffic in the peak periods. Some of this traffic elects to use the local road network in preference to the arterial road network. This situation is difficult to manage without creating issues for residents in accessing their homes.

  • Local Roads – roads intended primarily to provide access to residential properties (typically up to 3,000 vehicles per day).
  • Collector Roads – roads intended primarily to provide access to abutting residential properties and to local roads, and to connect neighbourhoods to arterial roads. These may also carry public transport (typically 3,000 to 8,000 vehicles per day).
  • Arterial Roads – roads intended primarily to carry through traffic and are managed by VicRoads.