Murray Bridge council watch: September 2022
Balanada Drive residents call for a lower speed limit, councillors wring their hands about abandoned shopping trolleys and more.
Balanada Drive speed limit needs to come down, Mypolonga residents say
The Murray Bridge council will look at reducing the speed limit on Balanada Drive, at Mypolonga, after receiving a petition about the issue.
Lynda Pfeiffer and 33 other locals wrote to the council in August, arguing that 80 kilometres per hour – the limit almost all the way into the township – was too fast.
“Over the years there has been a great reduction in fruit growing in this area,” Ms Pfeiffer said.
“It is becoming more residential, with younger families moving back to the area.
“Many children and adults walk or ride along this drive.”
Mayor Brenton Lewis agreed that the issue was quite serious.
Council staff will report back on the most suitable option.
Pending councillors’ approval, the council would then ask the state Department for Infrastructure and Transport to make the changes.
Supermarkets must take responsibility for abandoned trolleys
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