Community groups in Shire of Murray take stand against speeding

Pinjarra Community Bank customer relations manager Natalie Myers (second left), Murray community development officer Kelly Shipway, Senior Sergeant Ian Francis and SYRRA chairman Alastair McKechnie check out the new signs at South Yunderup.
Pinjarra Community Bank customer relations manager Natalie Myers (second left), Murray community development officer Kelly Shipway, Senior Sergeant Ian Francis and SYRRA chairman Alastair McKechnie check out the new signs at South Yunderup.

COMMUNITY groups in Murray have taken an active stand against speeding through the rollout of portable speed warning signs.

Murray Shire president David Bolt said speeding had been a frequent topic of discussion during Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group meetings.

“Studies have proved speed warning signs reduce the overall average speed of vehicles and the groups picked the signs as an effective tool to address concerns,’’ he said.

In June, South Yunderup Residents and Ratepayers Association (SYRRA) – with the support of Coolup and North Pinjarra Ratepayers Association, North Yunderup Community Association and Ravenswood Community Group – secured more than $10,000 funding from Pinjarra Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank as part of the Bendigo Bank Partnership Fund.

With additional funding from the Shire of Murray, the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group bought the signs, which were installed on South Yunderup Road in early September.