The speed limit of Caloundra Road will be investigated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, following the Minister’s response to a petition that was recently tabled in the Queensland Parliament. **
Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie, who sponsored the petition, said that it was a positive step in the process of changing the speed limit on Caloundra Road.
The petition called for the section between the Racecourse Road interchange and Kawana Way (Link Road) to be increased from 80 km/h to 100 km/h.
Mr Bleijie said that the issue had been gathering momentum since it was raised at a community forum he hosted at Kawana Forest in July.
“We had 1542 signatures on the Parliamentary paper and e-petitions that were tabled on October 12,” Mr Bleijie said.
“The support for the petition was overwhelming, with the signatures being gathered in just a month.
“The feedback that I have received from residents has been very supportive of the speed limit change.
“I think people also appreciate the opportunity to have a say on practical issues, such as speed limits.
“The old Caloundra Road was a two lane goat track and it was able to accommodate a speed limit of 100km/h.
“This change would ensure a consistent speed limit for Caloundra Road.
“If you missed out on signing the first petition, please let me know and I will send you a copy. I received a further 62 signatures last week – which indicates the community support for this change.
“It is really an issue of common sense,” Mr Bleijie said.