Speed limit cuts

 Yarra Ranges Council is proposing speed limit drops on nine roads to improve safety.

The council is advocating to VicRoads on the community’s behalf in response to concerns raised about safety.

The proposal would reduce the speed limit on Old Healesville Road between Yarra Glen and Healesville to from 100 kilometres an hour to 80.

Also in Healesville, the Lilydale Road speed limit would decrease from 60km/h to 50.

In Coldstream, the Lauriston Drive speed limit would drop from 60km/h to 50 and Station Street would become a 60-zone, down from 70km/h.

The Liverpool Road, Kilsyth, speed limit would reduce from 80km/h to 70km/h.

Glenfern Road in Upper Ferntree Gully would drop from 80km/h to 70km/h.

The council has sent letters to residents on the proposed roads, outlining the proposal and asking for their feedback.

Yarra Ranges residents and visitors are also encouraged to share their thoughts via www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au before 4pm on Friday 28 June.