Sign plan is all for the birds

Cr Phil Eva (back left), Mark Ravlich, of Munster (front left), Carol Reeve-Fowkes and Tony Ravlich.
Cr Phil Eva (back left), Mark Ravlich, of Munster (front left), Carol Reeve-Fowkes and Tony Ravlich.

Cr Reeve-Fowkes said the sign, which would be placed on Barrington Street, would alert motorists to the many birds that frequent the area and save many from being run over.

‘A sign will at least alert motorists to their presence,’ she said.

The sign is one part of a plan by Cr Reeve-Fowkes to slow drivers on the increasingly busy road.

‘It’s a 50km/h speed limit on Barrington Street but many drivers don’t seem to realise that,’ she said.

‘I will be requesting a traffic review for Barrington Street west to identify traffic calming possibilities to ensure the safety of residents, motorists and the wildlife.’

Local resident Tony Ravlich has lived on the street for 73 years and described the number of cars using it as ‘unbelievable’.

‘In the last month I’d say traffic has probably tripled and it’s made worse because people aren’t travelling at the proper speed limit,’ he said.

‘I’d like to see a couple of speed signs, particularly on the western end, and the bird crossing sign installed to help slow traffic.’