Centre for Road Safety

16 June 2022

This is advanced notice of speed limit changes that will take effect within the next two weeks. Speed limits will not change until the new speed limit signs are installed. Please ensure that you always observe the posted speed limit signs on the road.

Road name From To Local Government Area Current speed limit km/h New speed limit km/h Reason for change
Sandgate Road, Shortland 90 metres west of Hanson Place 90 metres east of Mawson Street Newcastle 50 40 This speed limit change introduces a High Pedestrian Activity Area in the town centre to provide a more pedestrian friendly environment.
Middle Falbrook Road Glennies Creek Road Level rail crossing Singleton 100 80 This is a predominantly rural road with towns along its length. Previous crash history and the number of intersections and driveways have been taken into consideration. The speed limit change is expected to improve safety for residents and road users.
Gungas Road, Nimbin Tuntable Falls Road Village 50 km/h zone Lismore 80 60 This is a predominantly rural road with towns along its length. Previous crash history and the number of intersections and driveways have been taken into consideration. The speed limit change is expected to improve safety for residents and road users.
Fairbairns Road, Forbesdale Village 50 km/h zone End of Gungas Road Lismore 80 60 This is a predominantly rural road with towns along its length. Previous crash history and the number of intersections and driveways have been taken into consideration. The speed limit change is expected to improve safety for residents and road users.