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A CALL has been made by local residents to
cut the speed on the notorious Gawler-One
Tree Hill Road, but not all who live on the
busy route are in support.
The Playford Council has recently received
requests to change the speed limit from 100
km/h to 80 km/h after a series of crashes, in-
cluding a number of fatal accidents, on the hilly
stretch of road.
Local resident Renee Harding, who often
drives Gawler-One Tree Hill Road, said she does
not think a speed limit change will make a dif-
"People will still travel at 100 km/h," she
She suggests an 80 km/h speed limit when ap-
proaching townships or dangerous intersections
would be more effective than a reduction.
"I think that will drastically change the out-
come of accidents as it's forcing people to slow
down," Miss Harding said.
Humbug Scrub-based landscaper Michael
Philp said he and his family use the road regu-
larly and does not believe the speed limit needs
to be changed.
"Don't change it," he said.
"It's going to be too slow and people should
just slow down to a speed of their comfort on
He added that he thinks people's driving abil-
ity has more influence on crash risk than the
Inattentive driving is reported to be a factor in
nearly one-third of fatal crashes per year in South
Australia, and using a mobile phone while driv-
ing can increase your crash risk by four times at
least, according to the DPTI.
Drive Alive is a free app for Android and iOs
that rewards users with the chance to win cash
and prizes for not touching their mobile phone
Other applications, such as DriveSafe.ly, read
text messages and emails aloud when activated
so drivers can keep their eyes on the road and
hands on the wheel.
Playford councillor Joe Federico told The
Bunyip the Department of Planning, Transport
and Infrastructure has resisted the 20 km/h re-
duction, arguing the road is a clearance road and
the speed limit should remain the same.
A BIBARINGA resident living
on the Gawler-One Tree Hill
Road believes the thoroughfare is
much more dangerous than what
it has been made out to be.
Wayne Halligan has been liv-
ing on the road near the Alexander
Avenue turn-off for five years and
said its safety was only put under the
microscope following a death or seri-
ous injury from a crash.
But Mr Halligan said there were
countless other incidents and acci-
dents that did not get reported.
"Many of the accidents go unre-
ported in any form of media; you
only have to ask the residents who
live along this road who will tell you
of the many accidents that happen
in front of their properties," he said.
"Until you have lived on this
stretch of road for five years you do
not realise the stupidity of drivers
that use this road."
Mr Halligan said two accidents
had occurred out the front of his
home in the past month alone.
"A car ended up (crashing through
a fence) into our property, once
again a very lucky driver and pas-
senger (but it was) not reported to
media," he said.
Playford Council is current-
ly calling on the Department of
Planning, Transport and Infrastruc-
ture to review the speed limit and
signage on the notorious road, which
has claimed five lives in the past five
BAROSSA Council is under-
taking an infill investigations
study, exploring the potential
for further development at
The study commenced this
month and is focused within
an existing rural living area and
an undeveloped area between
Sunnydale Avenue and Kalbeeba
Council chief executive
Martin McCarthy said council
was carrying out the study be-
cause it had received requests
from owners in Kalbeeba in re-
cent years, following the State
Government's urban boundary
change in 2007.
"Council has received requests
from owners wishing to rezone
their land, or to relax existing
policies to allow for the creation
of smaller lots," Mr McCarthy
"The Kalbeeba Infill Investi-
gations Study will allow coun-
cil to talk directly with these
landowners and gain feed-
back and insights into
their ideas for the future of the
area, and assess the merit and
support for potential changes
to the land-use policies of the
The study has been divided
into four stages, with comple-
tion expected around May
Currently council is gather-
ing information and analy-
sis as part of stage one, which
Stage two contains an over-
view of opportunities and con-
straints, including a public
information session, which is
expected before the end of the
Further details about the in-
formation session and following
stages will be provided in the
Barossa investigates Kalbeeba
A T WO-WAY STREET
Dangerous road speed-cut debate:
Humbug Scrub resident Michael Philip stands by a 100 sign on the Gawler - One Tree Hill Road.
PHOTO: Laura Pain Too many accidents
This Holden HSV crashed through
Wayne Halligan's front fence last
Gawler - too lovely to litter
This car rolled on the Gawler - One Tree Hill Road last week, with the driver
lucky to escape serious injury
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