Department of Transport changes to clearways and tow-away zones

The Department of Transport is introducing changes to clearways to keep traffic flowing smoothly on Melbourne’s busy roads as part of the Clearways Management Program.

Clearways and tow-away zones help keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion by making sure there are no parked cars blocking roads during peak times.

From 1 December 2020, every existing clearway within 20 kilometres of Melbourne’s CBD will become a tow-away zone.

In Monash there’s 18 clearways. No new clearways are being created in Monash as part of this program.

Clearways in Monash that will become tow-away zones are:

  • Centre Road between Barkers Road and Westall Road
  • North Road between Poath Road and Princes Highway
  • Waverley Road between Warrigal Road and Forster Road
  • High Street Road between Warrigal Road and Westlands Road
  • Springvale Road between Highbury Road and Monash Freeway
  • Huntingdale Road between Savannah Place and Monash Freeway
  • Blackburn Road between Highbury Road and Waverley Road
  • Clayton Road between Ferntree Gully Road and Carinish Road
  • Stephensons Road between High Street Road and Waverley Road
  • Warrigal Road between Highbury Road and Centre Road

Keeping clearways clear on arterial roads reduces congestion and improves traffic flow.

The Department of Transport is progressively installing new tow-away signs to be ready for this change.

Drivers who park illegally in the signed tow-away zones during restricted times will have their vehicle towed and receive a fine on top of the vehicle release fee.

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