Locals and tourists travelling through the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn regions will have a safer journey thanks to a speed limit change along on Malmsbury-Daylesford Road.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, said the Andrews Labor Government had listened to locals by implementing a speed limit reduction between Denver and Glenlyon – from 100km/hour to 80km/hour.

Reducing the speed limit will help improve safety for motorists, as the road can be hazardous due to roadside vegetation and wildlife. The change has already come into effect, with new speed limit signs installed.

Local community members have welcomed the change after advocating to lower the speed limit on the stretch of road.

The important road connects Daylesford in the Hepburn Shire with Malmsbury and Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges Shire and is relied on by locals and tourists to travel through the area.

For more information about projects across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn regions, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“Members of the community called for the speed limit to be changed – we listened and made this important change to keep everyone on our roads safe.”

“Reducing the speed limit will improve safety for everyone driving on Malmsbury-Daylesford Road, especially tourists who aren’t as familiar with the road.”

Quote attributable to Denver local, Marilyn Beaumont OAM

“Our community took action to get change, and we love the new 80km speed limit – the slower traffic in very noticeable.”