Mayor’s Message – 21 May 2019

Earlier this year Council wrote to residents following concerns about vehicle speeds and road safety in Triton Road, East Devonport, regarding the installation of traffic calming along the road.

The majority of the feedback received was supportive of lowering traffic speeds.

Triton Road is classified as a local street, safety is prioritised over efficiency. Low speeds are preferred because it is a residential neighbourhood where vehicles are entering and leaving properties and pedestrians are present.

Updated traffic counts from March 2019 indicated that at one location (near Coraki Street) up to 34% of vehicles using the road are still exceeding the 50km/h limit.

In response to reviewing the speed data and the feedback, Council has decided to reduce vehicle speeds and improve road safety by;

  1. Road Narrowing at the North Caroline Street intersection and at the Brooke Street intersection with traffic islands.
  2.  Creating a slow point at the Coraki Street intersection with a mini roundabout

Council appreciates the feedback from residents which has helped develop the solution with construction is likely to start in June.

If you have any questions, please contact Council on 6424 0511 orcouncil@devonport.com.au

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Shane Walker’s photograph of the Mersey River in gale conditions has been named as the judge’s winner of the 2019 Distinctly Devonport photographic competition.

Brandon Edwards was highly commended by the judge for Bluffhead 2.

The People’s Choice winner was Val Hine (Spirit of the Sea sunrise).

Category winners were:

• Devonport Active Outside – Kaylah Appleby (Donheads)
• Devonport Nightscape – Phillip Norris (Swirly girly)
• Devonport Foreshore and Coastline Kyle Distill (Lighthouse)
• Distinctly Devonport – Val Hine (Spirit of the Sea sunrise)
• Devonport CBD & Retail Spaces – Danny Gunn (Rooke Street Mall in the morning)
• Devonport in the Gloaming – David Oldenhof (Coastal glow).

The Devonport City Council wishes to thank all people who submitted entries. Many were of an exceptional standard and it was great to see so many wonderful interpretations of the city and its surrounds.

Cr Annette Rockliff

MAYOR 

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