Cr Danny Rowleson with the new 80kmh signs on Seaview and Watsons roads
Cr Danny Rowleson with the new 80kmh signs on Seaview and Watsons roads Max Fleet

Speed limits reduced

SET the car to cruise control, because it is now 80kmh all the way from Bundaberg to Bargara.

Monthsof safety concerns and talks with the community have seen the limitslowered to a more consistent 80kmh - a process completed this week withSeaview and Watsons roads coming into line.

It seems community focus and persistence has paid off for Bundaberg Regional Councillor Danny Rowleson.

After months of work between concerned residents, Cr Rowleson and Cr Greg Barnes, all roads from Bundaberg to Bargara will now have a limit of 80kmh.

“It used to be all 100, now it's 80 all the way,” Cr Rowleson said.

“We've made it consistent all the way.

“I'm pro-active - I won't wait for a fatality before something is done.”

He used the Watsons and Farquhars intersections with Seaview Road as examples of areas that needed change.

“There are so many near-misses on the Farquhars Road intersection,” he said, citing the dangerous combination of high speed limits, the cane train track and lack of shoulder room.

“Watsons Road was a bad intersection with the 100kmh on Seaview Road.

“All within one kilometre, the speed limit (on Watsons Road) went from 100kmh, to 80, to 60 to 50.”

Cr Barnes also said he was also pleased with the consistent outcome.

Cr Rowleson said as residents raise concerns they would be addressed.

A date for a full public consultation on the fate of another nearby-by traffic concern, Wessells Road, will be announced soon.



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