But one year on, a report has found that the rate of people killed or seriously injured has gone up in seven out of the 13 new 20mph zones. The review of the traffic control measures warns that this is a problem nationally, adding: The Conservative councillor said: I’m pretty sure the 20mph zones will stay in place for the foreseeable future. The reductions had been seen in central Bath whilst the worsening was largely in outlying rural areas. Again, this is reflective of the national situation. In the Department for Transport reviewed the scheme in Portsmouth , one of the first areas to adopt it, and found that number of people killed or seriously injured on affected roads actually went up, not down, after the limit was lowered.
Landsborough Authorities have said it could take weeks to fully restore homes and roads in parts of the Sunshine Coast following a severe storm on Saturday night. Residents have been warned there are still powerlines down on roads and rail lines on the Sunshine Coast, with Beerwah, Landsborough and Buderim among the worst storm-affected areas. Almost homes are still without power and the rail line between Caboolture and Caboolture North remains closed. Sunshine Coast Council’s acting disaster manager Cathy Buck said the damage bill was likely to be hundreds of thousand of dollars.
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A maroon Holden Commodore brought an area of the city centre to a standstill today as the driver performed ‘donut’ manoeuvres outside the main train station while leaning out the window and shouting at onlookers. Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas, 26, has been named by local media as the man at the wheel that injured up to 25 pedestrians. Police said he then drove ‘deliberately’ at pedestrians sending dozens of victims flying into the air – and hitting a pram which was later seen smashed in two with half lodged in the car bonnet.
Rex The driver of a maroon Holden performs burnouts Image: Rex Features The scene where the driver of a maroon Holden was apprehended Image: Rex Many of those injured were children as the area was packed with families enjoying the school holidays. Several witnesses reported seeing a mother with a baby in a pram being hit at speed.
Here you will find all the latest football news from Western Australia, current tables for the state’s top four Leagues, archived tables and results dating back to , the Western Australian Club Directory which includes honour lists and divisional movements for each club and much, much more. But despite their recent poor form Lowe said they is a focused and upbeat e mood among the Glory squad heading into the game and he is quietly confident that his charges can produce a similarly impressive performance.
Again we’ve had some injury issues, but we’ll play the cards that we’ve been dealt as we’ve been doing all season and just get on with it. The intensity level in training has been good, the mood in the group is upbeat and we’re all focused on securing three points on Thursday.
Backgrounds[ edit ] South Australian bushfires[ edit ] On Ash Wednesday in during a virtually rainless summer after a very wet spring in , bushfires swept through the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, destroying 51 houses. In many places, rainfall over winter and spring had been as little as half the previous record low  in a record dating back to the s  and severe water restrictions were imposed in Melbourne in November.
The first week of February was punctuated by intense heat, with record high temperatures experienced on 1 and 8 February. This combination further destabilised an already volatile fire situation in the forested upland areas surrounding the Victorian and South Australian capitals of Melbourne and Adelaide. Early fire season[ edit ] Victorian Government firefighting agencies employed extra staff and organised for additional equipment and aircraft to be ready for firefighting over the summer.
The first big bushfire occurred on 25 November and was followed by large fires on 3 and 13 December Even before 16 February, fires were already causing destruction in Victoria. An ongoing fire near Cann River in the state’s east had been burning uncontrolled for almost a month. Prior to that, a major bushfire on 8 January had taken hold north of Bacchus Marsh in the Wombat State Forest where two Forest Commission workers lost their lives defending Greendale.
On 1 February, a fire burnt the north face of Mount Macedon and areas of state forest. These fires were already creating a strain on firefighting resources. Melbourne dust storm An ominous sign of things to come occurred on the afternoon of 8 February, when Melbourne was enveloped by a giant dust storm.
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Motorway Speed Limit Important things to note The roads are very often used, without announcement, as locations for public events such as weddings and funerals, so it is important to approach all roads in towns and cities with caution. There is a zero tolerance approach to drinking and driving, meaning that zero levels of alcohol are acceptable when driving. Due to the poverty of many, many of the cars on the road are not properly functioning so very often the indicators and headlights do not work.
Driving culture in Indonesia What are the roads like in Indonesia? The road conditions are generally poor throughout the country, though are of a slightly higher standard in the major cities.
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Global warming will weaken winds in the Northern Hemisphere, but speed them up downunder! Now they tell us! Climate warming to weaken wind power in northern hemisphere, increase in Australia: Warming temperatures caused by climate change are set to weaken wind energy in the northern hemisphere, a study shows, lessening the amount of wind power produced for wind farms.
However the southern hemisphere would see a boost in wind, which could potentially turn north-eastern Australia into an attractive investment for energy companies. Rush, invest your money now. The theory called polar amplification has the success rate of a coin toss. Buy a wind farm in NE Australia! Luckily wind speeds are not also influenced by cloud cover, jet streams, oceans currents, forest growth , atmospheric tides , solar factors , magnetic fields, ozone levels, cosmic rays, or butterflies.
Otherwise this study might be inadequate, uninformed guesswork being used to inform investment decisions! Look out for Polar Amplifiers. Atmosphere instability which creates wind changing in northern hemisphere North-east Australia could become an attractive investment for energy companies At present there is only one operational wind farm in Queensland Theoretically the North Pole is warming, and getting closer to temperatures at the equator — which reduces any reason for wind to go anywhere.
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The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top temperature of 38C for Adelaide with the mercury pushing into the mid s in some centres, as will north-western areas of NSW including Broken Hill and Mildura. Melbourne and Sydney are set to push into the low to mid 30s early in the week, however those temperatures are not set to last with the southern and eastern states to endure a cold and potentially wet Christmas.
South-eastern states are set to swelter early in the weak as a huge heatwave sweeps across the region Coastal cities including Sydney and Melbourne will enjoy perfect summer weather, while regional areas will sweat under intense 40 degree heat Temperatures as high as 46 degrees will smash parts of South Australia and New South Wales Christmas Day for Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will be a very mild one, with the south-eastern major cities to hover around the early 20s. Sydney has a chance of showers, meaning any backyard and beach party traditions may be off the table.
Perth and Brisbane however will enjoy sparkling weather of 30 degrees and sun for the big day. The Western Australia capital will shake off its wild recent weather and enjoy consistent summer heat throughout the festive week. The Country Fire Service says total fire bans will be in place on Monday in all those areas, from the state’s far northwest through to the Adelaide Hills, and locals have been advised to activate their bushfire survival plans.