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Iluka Rd speed limit back to 100km

Nationals State MP Chris Gulaptis addresses a crowd to tell them the speed limit outside of Iluka will now go back to 100kmh.
Nationals State MP Chris Gulaptis addresses a crowd to tell them the speed limit outside of Iluka will now go back to 100kmh. Debrah Novak

PRESSURE from local residents triumphed over beau racy this week when the State Government returned the speed limit on Iluka Road between Woombah and Woody Head to 100kmh.

"The previous Labour Government cut the speed limit along the 18km stretch back in 2006, having misread community demands for the limit to be reduced," said Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

"The original request was for the speed limit to be reduced to 60kmh from Johnson's Lane to the 50kmh zone entering Iluka (a distance of 1.7km) in an attempt to protect the remaining wildlife in the area as well as making it safer for vehicles entering the golf club and popular visiting spots such as the Bluff and Frasers Reef," he said.

The Member for Clarence criticised the former State Government for having made the decision to change the speed limit in a unilateral manner that did not take community concerns into account.

"When it happened it was a unilateral decision by the Minister without any community consultation, and the majority of the community was opposed to it," said Mr. Gulaptis.

He said the speed change indicated that we now have a Government that listens to community concerns.

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