Media Release

19 February 2018

Hodgett: Geelong to get its 110 km/h road back under a Liberal Nationals Government

Saturday 17 February 2018

Geelong to get its 110 km/h road back under a Liberal Nationals Government

The Liberal Nationals team have consulted with the community in the Geelong region and the overwhelming feedback is to return the Princes Freeway from Werribee to the Corio intersection back to a 110 km/h speed limit.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Geelong, Andrew Katos, led the community consultations and found that 78% support returning the road to a limit of 110 km/h.

The Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP), run by the Australian Automobile Association and state and territory motoring clubs, ranks this section of highway ‘low risk’ (previously known as 5-star) and reported it as among the top 10 safest sections of highway in Australia.

This section of the Princes Freeway is the only national highway with a speed limit of 90 km/h or above that has any section with a 5-star rating.

The Liberal Nationals are taking a common sense approach to our road network and will reinstate the 110 km/h speed limit.

Comments attributable to Shadow Assistant Minister for Geelong, Andrew Katos:

“The Liberal Nationals are listening to Geelong motorists who have overwhelming expressed their support for a 110 km/h speed limit.

The 110 km/h speed limit will reinstate our most important intercity road back to a speed limit that can allow drivers to travel safely but more quickly.”

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure, David Hodgett:

“The Liberal Nationals are taking a common sense approach to Victorian roads while Daniel Andrews seems to take his roads advice from the Greens in Melbourne’s inner-suburbs.

What is also clear from our local survey is that Labor MPs like Christine Couzens and Lisa Neville are no longer listening to the Geelong community and are only interested in agreeing with the Premier for Melbourne.”