Southern Mallee mayor Andrew Grieger joined council leaders from across the state in a delegation to discuss the government’s decision to reduced road speeds in eight regions.
Gathered by Conservatives MP Robert Brokenshire, rural leaders from around the state met with Road Safety Minister Chris Picton on Friday to have an open discussion about the plans.
Cr Grieger said he agreed with speed reductions when necessary.
“I actually agree with the speed reduction for the bad sections of road, both north and south of Pinnaroo, until the roads are repaired,” he said.
“I totally disagree with the reduction for the full distance, because of roughly 15 kilometres on each road is in bad repair.”
Cr Grieger said Minister Picton was polite, listened, gave all the mayors a chance to speak, but the decision had been made.
“Unless there is a completely different change of thinking, we can expect a lot more of the same to continue happening right across the state,” he said.