Members of the Yandina Creek community are celebrating a win for road safety with the announcement of a
reduction in the speed limit to 80 km/h along a busy section of the Yandina-Coolum Road.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned on behalf of local residents and the Coolum Beach
Christian College for the speed limit to be reviewed on the Yandina-Coolum between Toolborough Road and Quanda Road.
Ms Simpson welcomed news that the 100km/h speed limit would be reduced to 80km/h in response to concerns raised by the local community after a speed review took into account the local safety issues.
“Motorists using this busy stretch of road wanted a lower speed limit to improve safety in this area, particularly for school traffic turning into and exiting out of Arcoona Road,” Ms Simpson said.
“There is poor visibility at this intersection and it was too dangerous for vehicles pulling out of Arcoona Road
into traffic travelling at 100km/h along the Yandina-Coolum Road.
“The road also narrows considerably between Arcoona Road and Quanda Road and there is no room for
error here with no hard shoulder and deep drains on either side of the road, so it’s important for vehicles to slow down.
“Residents were also concerned about the hazard of slow moving heavy vehicles pulling in and out of Toolborough Road.
“Reducing the speed limit to 80km/h is a great result and will help keep people safer on this stretch of the
Local residents David and Margie Jeffries and Pauline and Dave Edwards said that the speed reduction would be welcomed by the people who regularly use this road.
“This section is very narrow and has many trucks travelling on it daily,” Mr Jeffries said.
“It is quite a dangerous section of road with big drop-offs each side and nowhere for cars to go in the event of an emergency.
“The lower speed limit will make the road that little bit safer for all of us who use it daily.”
“This road is becoming busier and busier as the Coolum/Yandina area grows and expands,” Mrs Edwards said.
“And now, with the approval of the quarry and earth-moving trucks coming and going from Toolborough Road every few minutes, the reduction of the speed limit will undoubtedly save lives.”
Ms Simpson said that new speed limit signage was expected to be in place by the end of August.