UNDER REVIEW: Proposed Speed Limit Changes - Warneet Rd & Cannons Creek Rd

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This consultation is now closed.

Council officers have reviewed the existing higher speed limits that currently apply to Warneet Road and Cannons Creek Rd as part of a road safety review in the coastal villages area of the City of Casey

The review, carried out in accordance with VicRoads Speed Zoning Guidelines, suggests that a speed limit of 80km/h would be more appropriate for the existing 100km/h section of Warneet Road, taking into account the accident history and inadequate clearance to roadside hazards.

In addition, the short length of existing 80km/h speed limit on Warneet Road, north of Blind Bight Road, is recommended to be reduced to 60km/h.

No changes are proposed to the existing 60km/h speed limit on Warneet Road abutting Blind Bight village or to the existing 80km/h speed limit on the rural section of Warneet Road between Blind Bight and Warneet.

The existing 60km/h speed zone on Cannons Creek Road is proposed to be extended northwards to just south of the intersection with Currawong Grove. This will result in the extents of the existing 80km/h speed zone on Cannons Creek Road being shortened to the minimum allowable length of 800m south of Baxter-Tooradin Road.

Speed is one of the major factors contributing to accidents on our roads. As speed increases, so does the risk of crashing and being seriously injured or killed. Therefore reducing speed can result in a significant reduction in road trauma.

Safer Speeds, one of four components of Towards Zero, Victoria's plan to ensure that no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads, is concerned with setting appropriate speed limits and travelling at safe speeds that are right for the conditions. If speed limits are set appropriately and drivers travel within those limits, the effectiveness of initiatives implemented on the road or vehicle space are enhanced and help reduce road trauma.


This consultation is now closed.

Council officers have reviewed the existing higher speed limits that currently apply to Warneet Road and Cannons Creek Rd as part of a road safety review in the coastal villages area of the City of Casey

The review, carried out in accordance with VicRoads Speed Zoning Guidelines, suggests that a speed limit of 80km/h would be more appropriate for the existing 100km/h section of Warneet Road, taking into account the accident history and inadequate clearance to roadside hazards.

In addition, the short length of existing 80km/h speed limit on Warneet Road, north of Blind Bight Road, is recommended to be reduced to 60km/h.

No changes are proposed to the existing 60km/h speed limit on Warneet Road abutting Blind Bight village or to the existing 80km/h speed limit on the rural section of Warneet Road between Blind Bight and Warneet.

The existing 60km/h speed zone on Cannons Creek Road is proposed to be extended northwards to just south of the intersection with Currawong Grove. This will result in the extents of the existing 80km/h speed zone on Cannons Creek Road being shortened to the minimum allowable length of 800m south of Baxter-Tooradin Road.

Speed is one of the major factors contributing to accidents on our roads. As speed increases, so does the risk of crashing and being seriously injured or killed. Therefore reducing speed can result in a significant reduction in road trauma.

Safer Speeds, one of four components of Towards Zero, Victoria's plan to ensure that no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads, is concerned with setting appropriate speed limits and travelling at safe speeds that are right for the conditions. If speed limits are set appropriately and drivers travel within those limits, the effectiveness of initiatives implemented on the road or vehicle space are enhanced and help reduce road trauma.


Consultation has concluded
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    about 2 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed speed limit amendments to the higher speed sections of Warneet Road and Cannons Creek Road; nearly 200 responses were received.

    The consultation has concluded that the local communities of Blind Bight and Warneet do not support the proposals for Warneet Road with 70% of responders against any speed limit change.

    However, majority support was received from Cannons Creek residents for the proposed speed limit amendments to Cannons Creek Road, to increase the extents of the short length of 60km/h speed zone northwards and correspondingly reduce the extents of the existing 80km/h south of Baxter-Tooradin Road to the minimum length of 800m. This will hopefully assist towards improved compliance as road users transition from the higher speed zones into the residential area of Cannons Creek.

    Next Steps

    Given the feedback during consultation, Council officers are recommending not to proceed with the suggested speed limit changes on Warneet Road. However, an application has been submitted to the Department of Transport for the supported speed amendments on Cannons Creek, seeking their approval for the identified changes to the speed zone signage.

    The outcome of the speed limit reviews will also be included in the Coastal Villages Road Safety Review report to be considered at the meeting of Council on 2 June 2020.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed speed limit amendments to the higher speed sections of Warneet Road and Cannons Creek Road; nearly 200 responses were received.

    The consultation has concluded that the local communities of Blind Bight and Warneet do not support the proposals for Warneet Road with 70% of responders against any speed limit change.

    However, majority support was received from Cannons Creek residents for the proposed speed limit amendments to Cannons Creek Road, to increase the extents of the short length of 60km/h speed zone northwards and correspondingly reduce the extents of the existing 80km/h south of Baxter-Tooradin Road to the minimum length of 800m. This will hopefully assist towards improved compliance as road users transition from the higher speed zones into the residential area of Cannons Creek.

    Next Steps

    Given the feedback during consultation, Council officers are recommending not to proceed with the suggested speed limit changes on Warneet Road. However, an application has been submitted to the Department of Transport for the supported speed amendments on Cannons Creek, seeking their approval for the identified changes to the speed zone signage.

    The outcome of the speed limit reviews will also be included in the Coastal Villages Road Safety Review report to be considered at the meeting of Council on 2 June 2020.