Media Releases

40km/hr Speed Limit – Hampton Street

“Today I attended a launch by The Hon. Michelle Roberts Minister for Police and Road Safety to announce the reduction of speed through Bridgetown and three other towns along South West Highway. The 40km/hr trial will commence at the end of January and run through to May 2020.

“I believe this is a great beginning to improve the road safety for all residents in Bridgetown and must be seen as the catalyst to having the speed limit reduced to 40km/hr on a permanent basis. Community members and the Shire have been working with respective agencies to have the reduction introduced for many years without success, but and now with the support of the Member for Collie, Mick Murray, and the Minister for Police and Road Safety, Michelle Roberts, a trial will be implemented between January and May 2020. During the trial a representative group will meet to assess the benefits of the trial with the clear aim of having it permanently introduced.

“If you have any comments on this initiative please send them to the Shire office so they may be collected as part of the trial analysis.”


John Nicholas JP

Shire President

21 January 2020