Speed Limits & Local Area Traffic

Council is committed to ensuring the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists across our city’s road network.

Speed Limits

Speed limits are the maximum speed vehicles can operate on roads.Queensland road rules set a default limit of 50km/h in built-up areas and 100km/h outside built-up areas. Signs do not have to be installed.

If you do not see a sign, you should assume the speed limit is 50km/h.

Local Area Traffic Management

Local Area Traffic Management (LATM), often called traffic calming, is a way of slowing down and/or reducing traffic in local streets by installing physical devices such as:

  • speed platforms
  • roundabouts
  • traffic islands
  • kerb build-outs.

LATM will change the way you and other road users travel along the street and may also impact other streets in the area. As such, Council considers LATM on an area-wide basis rather than individual streets.

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