Progress On Common Road Speed Reduction
Council’s request for speed changes on Common Road, Inverleigh has progressed to the next stage.
Following an initial application from Council in May and advocacy from Member for Western Victoria Andy Meddick MP, Council received confirmation from the Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria) that the organisation supports the following changes to Common Road:
Driving north-west from the Hamilton Highway on Common Road:
- Existing 60km/h speed zone to be extended by 800m to the end of new subdivision located on the south of Common Road
- Existing 100km/h speed zone to be reduced to 80km/h along the remainder of Common Road to Teesdale-Inverleigh Road.
The application was endorsed by the Department’s Speed Review Committee and is now with Road Safety Victoria for approval and noting by the Victorian Minister for Roads. If the proposed speed limits are approved, Common Road will not have any 100km/h speed zone.
Quotes attributable to Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby
“Council welcomes the news that the Department of Transport supports our request to reduce the speed limit on Common Road in Inverleigh.
“We are always receptive to working with our local state representatives to address local issues and lobby for Government action to improve our communities. Council was pleased to work with Andy Meddick MP on addressing wildlife deaths in Inverleigh and looks forward to continuing to advocate for further Government improvements to make the road safer for local residents and wildlife.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Andy Meddick MP
“This is a great outcome that will be literally life-saving for Inverleigh’s wildlife.
“But there is more that can be done to protect the precious native animals that are loved by so many in the town. I will be speaking with the Minister to seek the changes be made urgently. I have also submitted a funding request for virtual fencing along Common Road and hope the government will approve this too.”