Speed limits lifted in parts of southern Sydney BY MURRAY TREMBATH 22 Mar, 2012 03:50 PM Motorists will be allowed to travel faster on four major roads in St George and Sutherland Shire following a review of the state’s 100 most ‘‘annoying’’ speed zone changes. The speed limit on part of another main road will be lowered, while changes have been ruled out on seven other routes through the southern suburbs. Announcing the changes at Heathcote today, Roads Minister Duncan Gay said they would be introduced progressively, and motorists would be advised before they took effect. As reported in today’s Leader, the 50km/h speed limit on Princes Highway, Heathcote, will be lifted to 60km/h, while a 100km/h section south of the township will be extended 1.2km north. In addition, the north-bound 110km/h speed limit on the F6 at Waterfall will be extended north by 600 metres. The speed limit on New Illawarra Road between Heathcote Road, Lucas Heights and Recreation Drive, Barden Ridge, will be lifted from 70km/h to 80km/h. On the M5 motorway at Beverly Hills, the speed limit on the eastern approach to King Georges Road will rise from 90km/h to 100km/h. A speed reduction will occur on a short section of General Holmes Drive, Kyeemagh, dropping from 70km/h to 60km/h. The ten k drop on general holmes annoys me. I can't recall where it turns to 70 but if it stays 60 beyond the m5 merge, it's a stupid idea. it's an 8 lane road. It doesn't need to be 60. Just because it slows down in morning peak doesn't mean it's appropriate to keep it slow.