Federation Council Administrator Mike Eden told council’s July 18 meeting he had received several phone calls from upset Mulwala residents in regards to the 50kms per hour sign being moved closer to Corowa.
The speed limit in Melbourne Street and part of Corowa Road was recently reduced from 60kms per hour to 50kms per hour as part of several speed zone changes.
Mr Eden said during the meeting that it was better to be safe than sorry.
“It may seem a bit slower on the outskirts but I think in the future when Mulwala grows a bit, it will be necessary to leave it there or even move it further towards Corowa,” he said.
Federation Council General Manager Chris Gillard said the general intent was to make the area safer for motorists.
“It is certainly working well now and I am anticipating that when the summer period comes, it will be much safer,” he said.
NSW Roads and Maritime recently carried out a review of speed limits as part of an ongoing speed review program and in response to requests from Federation Council and community members.
Member for Albury Greg Aplin said the review assessed a number of factors, including pedestrian activity, road environment, traffic characteristics and crash data.
As a result, a 2.35km section of Tocumwal Road from 400 metres west of Corowa Road was also reduced to 80kms per hour.
The speed limit on an 820-metre section of Savernake Road has also been reduced to 80kms per hour and reduced to 50kms per hour from 130 metres north of North Road to Melbourne Street for a length of 847 metres.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.
For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au