Swan Hills MLA pushes for higher speed limit on Gnangara Rd

Frank Alban. Picture: David Baylis
Frank Alban. Picture: David Baylis

SWAN Hills MLA Frank Alban is calling on the community to take part in a survey to discuss potential changes to the speed limit on Gnangara Road.

Mr Alban said since the upgrade of Gnangara Road, the speed limit from Drumpellier Road in Ellenbrook to Alexander Drive had been changed from 90km/h to 80km/h, which had generated a lot of feedback in the community.

He said he personally believed the speed limit should be higher as it was generally considered of freeway standard.

“The current speed limit of 80km/h is often considered to be too slow on a road of this standard. I personally believe the speed limit should be 100km/h,” he said.

Mr Alban said so far his survey had been viewed by more than 8500 people and he had received hundred of responses and multiple phone calls.

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He said this was a critical issue for the people of Swan Hills.

“I am an advocate for a safer, faster and more enjoyable commute,” he said.

“I will pass the information received from the survey on to the Transport Minister for support and the City of Swan, who will also have a say in the decision.”

West Swan Liberal party candidate Rod Henderson said he was also behind increasing the speed limit.

“I think 90km/h would make sense on Gnangara Road,” he said.

“It’s an issue that I think people want addressed in the region.”

Main Road spokesman Dean Roberts said Main Roads regularly reviewed speed limits.

To take part in the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/SwanHills.