As part of Council’s commitment to improve road safety for all road users and pedestrians in the Shire, we’re seeking community feedback on a proposal to lower the speed limits on a number of roads across the Shire.
Following feedback from the community, Council is proposing to lower the speed limits on:
- Wilsons Road, Haddon – Reduce the speed limit from 100 km/h to 80 km/h along the entire length of the road due to roadside hazards and residential properties.
- Teesdale-Inverleigh Road, Inverleigh – Reduce the speed limit from 100 km/h to 80 km/h between 250m South of Jollys Road and Hamilton Highway due to roadside hazards and the narrow road width, and 80 km/h to 60 km/h on approach into Teesdale township.
- Vaggs Road, Ross Creek – Reduce existing speed limit of 100 km/h to 80 km/h for the 1730m stretch of road from Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road to Lacys Road.
- Bowes Road, Ross Creek – Reduce existing speed limit of 100 km/h to 80 km/h for the 1870m stretch of road from Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road to School Lane.
- Scotchmans-Lead Road, Napoleons – Reduce existing speed limit of 80 km/h to 60 km/h from 460 Scotchmans-Lead Road to the bridge (390 Scotchmans-Lead Road).
- Clyde Road, Bannockburn – Reduce existing speed limit of 80 km/h to 60 km/h from Midland Highway to existing 60 km/h past Lowndes Road.
- Thomas Road, Haddon – Reduce existing speed from limit of 60 km/h to 50 km/h for the full stretch of road.
- Kelly Road, Bannockburn – Reduce existing speed limit of 80 km/hr to 60 km/hr from Midland Highway to existing 60 km/hr near to 75 Kelly Road.
- Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road, Smythesdale – Reduce existing speed limit of 80 km/hr to 60 km/hr from Brooke Street to intersection of Pascoe Street and 100 km/hr to 80 km/hr from Ross Creek Road to Kirks Road.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham encouraged the community to have their say on the proposed speed reductions.
“Council is continually looking to improve road user and pedestrian safety across the Shire and these speed limit reductions are the next step to ensuring increased safety for all residents and visitors to the Shire,” he said.
“I encourage all residents to review all roads with proposed speed limit changes and provide their valuable feedback for the safety and benefit of everyone in Golden Plains.”
Feedback is invited from Community members and road users from Monday 25 September until 9am, Monday 25 October 2023 and can be made online at goldenplains.vic.gov.au/consultations or hard copies of the survey can be collected from Council’s Customer Hubs, Golden Plains Civic Centre, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn and The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.
If Council determines to proceed with the proposals, Council will finalise an application with the Department of Transport to have the speed limits reduced. This process is expected to take some time before any potential changes take effect.
For more information, contact Council’s Asset Services Team at [email protected] or call 5220 7111.