Spotlight placed on speeding in Bullsbrook


Maureen Rose, Richard Janes, MLA Frank Alban and Anne Sibbel  with other concerned local residents in Bullsbrook town centre.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d460301
Maureen Rose, Richard Janes, MLA Frank Alban and Anne Sibbel with other concerned local residents in Bullsbrook town centre. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d460301

FLASHING lights aimed at speeding motorists will be installed in Bullsbrook before the end of the year, according to Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban.

Residents wrote to Mr Alban expressing their concerns at the volume and speed of traffic passing through the town, which is split over both sides of Great Northern Highway.

The limit drops from 100km/h to 80km/h on approach to Bullsbrook, then again to 60km/h when in the town’s centre.

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But it appears many motorists do not pay attention to the lower speed. Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association secretary Anne Sibbel said vehicle activated signs were needed while the highway remained a major truck route.

“We’re very pleased that the Northlink Project is under way, as much of the heavy haulage that currently goes through Bullsbrook town site will use that route,” she said.

“But in the meantime, we are concerned about the number of vehicles that do not slow down when going through our town.

“The shopping centre is on both sides of the highway and people have to cross the road to access all of the shops.”