Formal consultation on safer speed limits for SH6
In late 2019 and early 2020 we engaged with the community, and asked businesses, stakeholders and road user groups how they feel about speeds along State Highway 6 (SH6) between Hope and Wakefield.
You can read a summary of this engagement here.
We have read all the feedback we received and considered these insights alongside a technical analysis of the road.
We are now formally consulting on a proposal to introduce safer speed limits on SH6 between Hope and Wakefield. This consultation outlines the proposed changes and provides an opportunity to tell us if there are any other factors we should consider when making our decision.
Each day around 11,500 vehicles travel between Hope and Brightwater, and 8,500 travel between Brightwater and Wakefield. With further developments these traffic volumes are expected to increase.
Between 2009 and 2018 there were a total of 98 crashes, including 17 serious crashes, on this section of SH6. Three people were killed and 18 people were left seriously injured by these crashes.
Speed limits between Hope and Wakefield are as high as 100km/h but the average speeds are much lower.