Locals urged to sign petition to lower speed at popular sports facility

MEDIA RELEASE – From the office of Dan Purdie

Locals urged to sign petition to lower speed at popular sports facility

Locals are being urged to support a petition calling to lower the speed around the entrance to a popular Coolum sports facility on David Low Way, after successful efforts to lobby for the review.

Member for Ninderry Dan Purdie said TMR have agreed to carry out a speed limit review of the 80km/hr section of the David Low Way between Stumers Creek and Coolum Sports Reserve after listening to community concerns.

“I am pleased to see that TMR have responded to concerns raised by locals in relation to the traffic and safety in the vicinity of the sports complex on David Low Way,” Mr Purdie said.

Mr Purdie said he had written to TMR earlier this year about the speed limit after being contacted by a number of families who had been involved in or witnessed accidents at the site.

“I am now encouraging the many motorists and families who regularly access the sports ground to sign a petition to see the speed limit permanently reduced.”

“We need to send a very clear message that the current speed limit is not satisfactory, especially given the high volume of traffic trying to enter and leave the grounds during peak periods.

Mr Purdie said he was calling on locals to support the petition as soon as possible, before the Speed Management Committee meet early next month to consider the outcome of the review.

Hard copies of the petition are available at the grounds and at the Ninderry electorate office at 11 Heathfield Road, Coolum. The online petition is available at https://queensland.typeform.com/to/mojuiE

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