A strong push by the community has resulted in the speed limit on Steve Irwin Way between Beerburrum Road and Moffats Road reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h.
Member for Glass House Andrew Powell has welcomed the reduction of the speed limit following a number of safety concerns raised by the community about sections of Steve Irwin Way.
“I received a number of calls from the community to have something done about this section of highway and so I approached the Minister for Transport and Main Roads to conduct a review,” Mr Powell said.
“The review recommended that for the safety of motorists it would be advised to reduce the speed along this section.
“This reduction, introduced yesterday, will give extra piece of mind to our community.
“We are a government of action and I am pleased to see how quickly the department has implemented the speed limit change.” Mr Powell concluded.
Motorists are encouraged to pay extra attention to the changed traffic conditions and the new speed limit.
ENDS – 30 August 2013.