YARRIAMBIACK Shire Council have endorsed the speed limit reduction for two locations in the shire.
Council received community requests for speed reduction in several towns throughout the municipality as part of the community consultation process earlier this year.
Two of the proposals from that list were presented, to gain council support, to enable council officers to lodge the applications as per the new guidelines via the Department of Transport.
The first location was Henty Highway, Warracknabeal - section between Gardiner Street and Bowman Street the current speed limit 80km/h, and new proposed speed limit 60km/h.
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The other was Main Street, Minyip - section between Mill Street and Mcleod Street, the current speed is 60km/h, and new proposed speed limit 50km/h.
A number of factors and criteria were considered when determining what speed limit might be appropriate for the selected segments at Henty Highway, Warracknabel and Main Street, Minyip such as crash record, vulnerable road users, existing operating speed and speed limits on adjacent road sections.
All Council road segment applications that are lodged for lowering speed limits, get processed and approved by Regional Roads Victoria (RRV), who is the responsible authority.
Once the proposal is submitted, approved and signed off by the RRV and the Department of Transport council will then review the feedback from the department and inform the community of any approval or disapproval result as part of the community engagement.
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