Western Australia

New highway signs to put Cookernup on the map

New directional signs installed on South Western Highway are set to put the small town of Cookernup on the map.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke organised the new signage after listening to local community feedback on the proposal.

The new signs will be located 250 metres either side of the Riverdale Road turn-off for the Cookernup townsite, giving motorists and tourists adequate time to safely slow down and turn.

Meanwhile, community concerns around speed limits through Cookernup have also been addressed following a meeting between Mrs Clarke, the Shire of Harvey and Main Roads Western Australia recently.

The existing 60kmh speed zone that runs through the townsite on Riverdale Road, starting just before the Salisbury Road intersection and ending just after Brockman Road, is set to be extended by 220 metres.

Main Roads will also be approaching the Shire of Harvey to install black and yellow 50kmh reminder signs throughout residential streets in Cookernup.

Source: WA Government