Rural Road Speed Limits in the Launceston municipality

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Rural Road Speed Limits

The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads.

There will be exemptions to this change in law. These exemptions will retain their high speed limits. Other high standard State roads will retain the 100 kph limit. These roads will be listed and assessed by standards and criteria developed by the Department of Infrastructure Energy & Resources (DIER).

Local councils have been given an opportunity to list the roads under their control that they would like the 100 kph speed limit retained. These roads will then be assessed by DIER's standards and criteria. To date, roads listed for assessment in our municipality are Golconda Road and Pipers Brook Road.

We are seeking your comments on which sealed roads you believe should retain the 100 kph speed limit. Please keep in mind, we are only talking about rural sealed roads in our municipality.

You are the community, this is your municipality and this is your opportunity to have your say.

The closing date for all comment is Wednesday 21 November 2012.

Rural Road Speed Limits

The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads.

There will be exemptions to this change in law. These exemptions will retain their high speed limits. Other high standard State roads will retain the 100 kph limit. These roads will be listed and assessed by standards and criteria developed by the Department of Infrastructure Energy & Resources (DIER).

Local councils have been given an opportunity to list the roads under their control that they would like the 100 kph speed limit retained. These roads will then be assessed by DIER's standards and criteria. To date, roads listed for assessment in our municipality are Golconda Road and Pipers Brook Road.

We are seeking your comments on which sealed roads you believe should retain the 100 kph speed limit. Please keep in mind, we are only talking about rural sealed roads in our municipality.

You are the community, this is your municipality and this is your opportunity to have your say.

The closing date for all comment is Wednesday 21 November 2012.

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    The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads. 


    The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads.  

    The Infrastructure Minister, David O'Byrne MP has stated that:  'All unsealed roads will have the speed limit reduced to 80kph without any road assessment...

    This online discussion has concluded.  You can still browse the site but the discussion area will no longer accept new comments or votes.

    The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads. 


    The State Government intends to make the default maximum speed limit for rural roads 90 kph for sealed roads and 80 kph for unsealed roads.  

    The Infrastructure Minister, David O'Byrne MP has stated that:  'All unsealed roads will have the speed limit reduced to 80kph without any road assessment being undertaken.  As part of this process 'end speed limit signs' will be replaced with new signs which will indicate the speed limit with additional advice indicating the road conditions are changeable and that caution should be exercised.'

    If you would like to have your say on which rural sealed roads within the Launceston Municipality you believe should retain the 100 kph, please list the name of the road and the section of road you are referring to. PLEASE REMEMBER:  Launceston City Council will then nominate roads to DIER to assess against their standards and criteria.