Redland City residents encouraged to be heard on local speed limits


Time is running out for residents to have their say on speed limits in the Redlands as part of the Queensland Government’s on-line Speed Limit Review survey.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said residents have until Friday 13 September to nominate roads where the current speed limits could be too fast, too slow, too confusing or inconsistent.

“It’s not every day we have the chance to comment on a major issue like traffic safety, which affects people’s lives, incomes and well-being,” she said.

“It is a rare opportunity for Redlanders to join thousands of Queenslanders who have already responded to the survey by naming roads, where they would like to see the speed limits changed.”

Cr Williams said although the review was initiated by the Queensland Government, it did include roads operated or maintained by councils.

“Obviously Council is very supportive of any measures to keep our residents safe wherever they are travelling in Queensland and help reduce the road toll – and that is why we are encouraging residents to use the survey to name roads they think are a problem and why,” she said.

Submissions to the Queensland Government survey can be made online at http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SpeedLimitReview until midnight Friday 13 September or posted to Speed Limit Review, PO Box 673, Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006.

All public submissions received will be considered by the Queensland Government, in consultation with local councils, to identify a priority list of roads across Queensland to be reviewed.