Peace of mind as trucks go

Safer suburb: Liverpool Council introduced new weight restrictions on heavy vehicles travelling through the residential estate of Georges Fair on Brickmakers Drive. Resident Jose Benitez is happy with the result. Picture: Wesley Lonergan
Safer suburb: Liverpool Council introduced new weight restrictions on heavy vehicles travelling through the residential estate of Georges Fair on Brickmakers Drive. Resident Jose Benitez is happy with the result. Picture: Wesley Lonergan

A FIVE tonne load limit has been enforced on Brickmakers Drive in Moorebank to restrict heavy vehicle access and improve the safety of Georges Fair residents.

Liverpool Council installed the signs to prevent speeding trucks causing damage and potholes.

Georges Fair resident Jose Benitez said he had already seen a reduction in heavy vehicle traffic.

"When I first moved in, the traffic from trucks was pretty bad, but in the last few weeks I have hardly seen any trucks," he said.

"Since the council reduced the tonnage, those big trucks can no longer come through and there has been a noticeable reduction.

"I have two small children and knowing that those big, heavy trucks can no longer travel through here gives me peace of mind."

The council required Brickmakers Drive to be built as part of the rezoning agreement prior to the construction of Georges Fair.

The two kilometre road linking Newbridge Road and Nuwarra Road was only opened last September.

Ever since, residents and the property developer — Investa — lobbied the council and the state government for load limits to be enforced.

Estate owner Nathan Huon said he was pleased that after years of active campaigning, the council had acted to improve the quality of life for Georges Fair residents.

He said Investa successfully negotiated for the inclusion of slow traffic points and a reduced 50km/h speed limit.

Two roundabouts and several pedestrian islands have also been incorporated in the road's design to minimise heavy vehicle movements.

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