Reduce from 110km/h to 100km/h for 2km starting east of Hartford Road to west of Hartford Road. This is a transition zone leading into Walcha township (status unknown)
Reduced from 80km/h to 50km/h for about 700 metres west of Alford Street on the Oxley Highway (status unknown)
John Oxley Drive and Wrights Road
Increase from 90km/h to 100km/h between Wrights Road and John Oxley Drive (western occurrence). (This is expected to be implemented following the completion of road upgrade work on this section expected late this year.)
The proposed speed limit changes were only one of 14 recommendations in a July 2105 Oxley Highway Route Safety Review.
Local MP Melinda Pavey who attended the meetings with the RMS says she “very concerned” about the impact on local businesses that serve the motorcycle tourism industry on the Oxley Highway.
Ken says residents and motorcycle riders are now organising a motorcycle rally on November 5 or 12 with riders and supporters meeting in Walcha and Wauchope and riding to Gingers Creek with police escorts. Stay tuned for more details on the rally.