Speed Zones

Speed is the biggest single danger on NSW roads. About 20% of injury and fatality crashes in Federation Council each year involve speed.

Federation Council towns have a range of speed limits that include School zones and High Pedestrian Activity Areas. Please ensure you always adjust your speed, obey the limit and drive to conditions.

Speed limit signs are always a black number inside a red circle. In urban areas unless signposted otherwise, the speed limit is 50km/h.

High Pedestrian Activity

The 40km/h urban limit is part of a nationwide strategy to improve safety in high pedestrian areas. Travelling at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop and avoid crashes, especially in areas of high pedestrian activity.

Urban Pedestrian Activity

The 50km/h urban limit is part of a nationwide strategy to improve safety for all road users. Travelling at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop and avoid crashes, especially in areas of medium pedestrian activity.

The following locations are classed as a Medium Pedestrian Activity area:

  • Melbourne Street, Mulwala
  • Hawkins Street, Howlong
  • Sanger Street, Corowa

You can read more about safe speed limits, safer stopping limits and speed zones at the Centre for Road Safety website

Portable Speed Board

A new solar powered portable speed board has commenced operation in the Federation Council area.

The board will provide real-time feedback to motorists of their vehicle speed and a reminder of the appropriate speed for the road they are travelling on.

Phase one of the operation will see the board located in four towns across the Council area, being Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala and Urana. It will spend 2-4 weeks at each site before rotating to the next location.

The locations are:

  • Corowa – Redlands Road (x 2), Honour Avenue and Dawe Street.
  • Corowa South – Hume Street.
  • Howlong – Kennedy Street, Victoria Street and Riverina Highway.
  • Mulwala – Corowa Road.
  • Urana – William Street.

Phase two which is scheduled to commence in 2021, will see further locations added.

The Speed Board located in Oaklands on Milthorpe Street will remain in this location for the time being.

Speed is the biggest contributing factor to injury and fatality crashes on New South Wales roads with 20% of injury and fatality crashes in Federation Council area involving speed.