Upcoming changes to clearways and tow-away zones

Published: Thursday 05 Nov 2020

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.    

About the changes to clearways and tow-away zones

From 1 December, all existing clearways on major roads within 20-kilometres of Melbourne’s CBD will be made tow-away zones.

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.

No new clearways are being created as part of this program. 

What this means for the City of Whitehorse

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

We currently have fifteen clearways that will be made into tow-away zones. 

The Department of Transport is progressively installing new tow-away signs, starting from September to late November this year, to be ready for this change.

Please do the right thing and keep tow-away zones clear during peak times. We would like to remind the community it is an offence to park in clearways and tow-away zone. 

Visit VicRoads website to see where these changes are taking place.

Find out more

For more information on the Clearway Management Program visit the VicRoads website

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