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New ‘safer’ 30kmh speed limit for Helensburgh shopping centre

A NEW 30kmh speed limit in Helensburgh shopping centre will lead to a safer and more welcoming place to visit, says Transport for NSW and Wollongong City Council.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said it is working with Council to implement the permanent change to the speed zone from Monday in support of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions.

“This work supports the vision set out in the Helensburgh Town Centre Plan of a better connected and pedestrian friendly space,” the spokesperson said. 

“The 30kmh speed zone delivers on Initiative 10 of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Transport Plan and compliments the changes made to the town centre to achieve the strategic vision for the area. 

“This will be the second 30km/h speed zone precinct in south-east NSW and builds on the success of the 30km/h speed zones installed in the Moruya village centre in November 2021.” 

The Transport for NSW spokesperson said Wollongong City Council requested this speed zone change to support the improvements to the Helensburgh town centre.

“The speed limit on Walker and Parkes Streets at Helensburgh will be reduced from Monday 29 August, with speed new limit signs to be installed at each location, weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place for the safety of road users and workers.

Electronic signs are in place to alert road users to the change.  

Motorists are asked to keep to the displayed speed limit for the safety of all road users.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area and to have a say on speed limits.

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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


One thought on “New ‘safer’ 30kmh speed limit for Helensburgh shopping centre

  1. Dear Mick, next 30 kph for Bulli and Woonona? How can we still have 60 through these shopping centres? Crazy! Regards, Kate Broadfoot

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by katebroadfoot | August 26, 2022, 11:57 am

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