Western Treatment Plant news

Subject: Western Treatment Plant news
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 07:42:04 +1100
I thought I'd pass on this information in the interest of safety for those 
visiting Werribee or Geelong Birding sites.  There have been reports for some 
time about speed cameras at various points along the Princes Freeway - it looks 
like the cameras are now up and running in some places.  We must always be 
careful to observe road rules and drive carefully whether we are birding or not 
- I'm not suggesting that you only observe speed limits around the Point Wilson 
Overpass!  But it might be worth taking extra care to stay under the limit at 
this spot, and at other fixed cameras you find along the freeway.

Drive carefully!

Photo finish for the new freeway

Thursday, November 3
Geelong Advertiser _ Pater Begg

NEXT time you are driving under the Point Wilson overpass on the Princes 
Freeway, don't forget to smile because you could be caught on candid camera.
Workers were yesterday seen installing one of the eight fixed speed cameras 
promised for the road between Melbourne and Geelong, with four in each 

But despite the obvious nature of the installation, a spokesman for Police 
Minister Tim Holding was yesterday maintaining the locations of the speed 
cameras were a secret.

Spokesman Toby Hemming said the location of the speed cameras would probably be 
obvious to anyone who cared to look.

But Mr Hemming said the interests of road safety were better served if the 
Government did not advertise their locations.

``They're not hard to spot,'' Mr Hemming said.

He said he was not sure in what order they were being installed, and the plan 
was to have them all operating early next year.

Speed cameras were expected to be fully operational in 2002, but have had 
several delays, including camera malfunctions on the Western Ring Road.
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