Push to improve safety through town centres

Published: Monday, 6 May 2019 at 1:56:00 PM

The campaign to reduce the speed limit was initiated in May last year when the community petitioned a request for the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup to appeal to Main Roads WA that the speed limit on South Western Highway be reduced from 50km/hr to 40km/hr.

Shire President Brian Piesse said “the forecast increase in traffic flow through Donnybrook from a current 8,000 vehicles a day to over 11,000 in three years’ time cannot be ignored. The reduction of the speed limit by 10km/h will encourage people into the town centres and significantly improve the safety of our road users and pedestrians without any significant delay to travel time.”

The Minister for Police; Road Safety Michelle Roberts and Mick Murray have both agreed to advocate the proposal to reduce speed limits through the town sites of Donnybrook and Balingup.

Hon Michelle Roberts

Image: (from left) Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA Minister for Police; Road Safety, Mick Murray Member for Collie-Preston, Shire of Donnybrook Balingup President Brian Piesse and CEO Ben Rose.

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