Road petition unsuccessful

The 21-signature petition, presented in May, requested Tyringa Crescent be closed from the roundabout at Grand Ocean Entrance and a ‘no through road’ sign be placed at the Bramston Vista entrance.

Having already expressed his concerns at the previous week’s council meeting, Tyringa Crescent resident Gil Burridge said he was ‘hopeful the councillors would determine there were sufficient grounds to make changes to our street whether that be traffic calming or temporary or permanent closure of the roundabout’.

‘I’m confident, or hopeful, that an independent review by the councillors will see that this issue goes to the very core of the road plan designed for Burns Beach in 2004 ” a time when there were only a few dozen homes in the community. Now a very different story,’ he said.

Cr Tom McLean said he understood the petitioners’ concerns but he could not see any justification to change the road to a cul-de-sac.

He summed up infrastructure services director Nico Claassen’s comments from the previous week, saying the road was designed to carry 1000 vehicles per day and it averaged about 15 per cent of this and the average speed of vehicles was 44km/h ” ‘well below the speed limit of 50km/h’ and that was ‘well within the bounds of reasonableness’.

Cr John Chester said he visited the street on a Friday evening between 5.30pm and 6.30pm and saw five cars and one truck and determined none of them was speeding.