No plans to relocate speed camera

THE controversial fixed speed camera on Sexton Hill may be removed once the Banora Point upgrade is finished.

The strategically located camera on the Pacific Highway at Sexton Hill is placed just after the speed limit is lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h.

The signs warning of the fixed camera's placement encourage drivers to drop their speed over the possibly dangerous stretch of road.

A spokesperson from the Road Transport Authority (RTA) said there are no definite plans for the speed camera to be removed but its placement will be reassessed in the future.

“The fixed speed camera will operate as long as possible at its current location until work on the Banora Point upgrade moves traffic away from the site,” the spokesperson said.

The RTA spokesperson said the future of the traffic camera would then be decided.

“The RTA will then reassess the site to see if it is still suitable for a fixed speed camera.”

The speed camera currently generates around $1 million per annum of revenue for the New South Wales Government.

The Pacific Highway Banora Point upgrade was approved in February 2009.

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