All permanent road speed limit reductions under Labor

by | Jul 16, 2020 | News | 0 comments

Here is a list of all Northern Territory roads that have had speed limits permanently lowered since the Gunner Government came to power in August 2016.

The information comes from the Department for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. 

The Territory has the highest rate of road deaths in the country, eclipsing every other Australian jurisdiction for the last 20 years.

According to government figures, there were 35 lives lost on the road in 2019. This compares to 50 lives lost in 2018 and the ten-year average (2010-2019) of 43 lives.

See below the list for the Territory’s full road toll figures from 2010 to 2019.

Darwin urban

McMinn Street: Between Stuart Highway and Frances Bay Drive

Old speed: 60 km/h – New speed: 50 km/h

Date of change: October 2019

Tiger Brennan Drive: Between Dinah Beach Road and midway to McMinn Street

Old speed: 80 km/h – New speed: 60 km/h

Date of change: October 2019

Tiger Brennan Drive: At Berrimah Rd intersection

Old speed limit: 100 km/h – New speed limit: 80 km/h

Date of the change: June 2019

Stuart Highway: From Berrimah to Foundation Road, Pinelands

Old speed: 100 km/h – New speed: 90 km/h

Date of change: May 2020

Stuart Highway: From Palmerston interchange to Temple Terrace.

Old speed limit: 100 km/h – New speed limit: 80 km/h

Date of the change: May 2020

Roystonea Avenue: From Palmerston Interchange to Gurd Street

Old speed: 80 km/h – New speed: 70 km/h

Date of change: March 2018

Henry Wrigley Drive: Between McMillans Rd and Rapid Creek Bridge

Old speed: 70 km/h – New speed: 60 km/h

Date of change: June 2017

Amy Johnson Avenue: Between McMillans Rd and Boulter Rd

Old speed: 90 km/h – New speed: 70 km/h

Date of change: June 2017

Rural area

Arnhem Highway: Approaches to Adelaide River Bridge

Old speed: 100 km/h – New speed: 80 km/h

Date of change: June 2017

Gunn Point Road: Near Howard River Bridge

Old speed: 110 km/h – New speed: 80 km/h

Date of change: 2017

Stuart Highway: At Coomalie Creek

Old speed: 130 km/h – New speed: 110 km/h

Date of change: February 2018

Anzac Parade: 800m prior to school zone both approaches

Old speed: 110 km/h – New speed: 80 km/h

Date of change: December 2019

Kakadu Highway: 67 km on approach to Stuart Highway intersection

Old speed: 110 km/h – New speed: 100 km/h

Date of change: July / August 2019

Katherine roads

Stuart Highway: Along the Mataranka Township

Old speed: 60 km/h – New speed: 50 km/h

Date of change: February 2019

East Arnhem

Ramingining-Central Arnhem link road: 3.3 km on approach to airport turnoff

Old speed: 110 km/h – New speed: 80 km/h

Date of change: November 2019

Alice Springs

Stuart Highway: Kulgera roadhouse

Old Speed: 130 km/h – New Speed: 100 km/h

Date of change: May 2017

Stuart Highway: Between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek

Old Speed: Open speed limit – New Speed: 130 km/h

Date of change: November 2016

Road deaths

A 2016 NT Government discussion paper on road safety stated the Territory’s road death rate was at least three times the Australian rate. The Territory had the highest rate of road deaths per 100,000 population, per 10,000 registered vehicles and per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled.  

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