SPEED limits through Yapeen should be cut by almost half, Mount Alexander Shire officers say.
They have urged councillors to endorse a push to slow cars down along an 1.8 kilometre stretch of Vaughan Springs Road near Guildford.
The road runs through the heart of Yapeen and is zoned 100km/hour.
It runs past past about 30 homes and the shire expects the population to grow as time goes on.
Officers have backed a petition from community members for a drop to 60km/h on the stretch.
However, officers have noted that an 80km/hour speed limit would likely meet with the Department of Transport's guidelines.
The department would have the final say on any speed reductions along the road, but councillors could formally sign off on some modifications when they meet on Tuesday.
That would include for new "advisory signage" along the road, as well as a report on their stance that would be back to petition organisers.
Community members have petitioned the council for change because of the number of pedestrians and cyclists using the road.
"The petition has highlighted that there are a substantial number of pedestrian users of the road, and that given there are no footpaths to access, residents walk, cycle and exercise along the road and roadside verge," council officers said in their report to elected officials ahead of the meeting.
"The pedestrians include at least 20 children and elderly members within the resident group who live in Yapeen.
"The petition also highlights that the roadway services the needs for the surrounding farmland, with farm utilities, tractors, and machinery as regular users."
There can be as many as 30 vehicles at a time in tour groups when tourists visit the area, the petitioners said.
Many use Vaughan Springs Road to connect to camping grounds in the area from the nearby highway.
The petition is one of two that Mount Alexander Shire councillors will deliberate on.
It will also send a formal response back to a lead petitioner about their push to stop the demolition of a bridge on Froomes Road.
The council ruled out demolishing the bridge last month and it only needs to OK a formal response to the petitioner.
However, shire officers noted that the council's decision not to support its demolition and replacement with a two-lane bridge had left an open question about what works would occur on the ageing structure, and when they would take place.
"Further investigation is required to answer these questions and officers will provide a report for future consideration when this work has been completed," the officers said.
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