Speed, Victoria

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Speed
Victoria
Speed is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Speed
Speed
Coordinates 35°24′0″S 142°26′20″E / 35.40000°S 142.43889°E / -35.40000; 142.43889Coordinates: 35°24′0″S 142°26′20″E / 35.40000°S 142.43889°E / -35.40000; 142.43889
Postcode(s) 3488
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarriambiack
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.6 °C
74 °F
9.6 °C
49 °F
333.8 mm
13.1 in

Speed is a locality in Victoria, Australia, located approximately 143 km from Mildura, Victoria and about 410 km from Melbourne.

Speed is the venue of the Mallee Machinery Field Days, first held in 1979. It is run over two days in August and has over 8,000 people attend. It is run by the Lions Club of Speed which has about 25 members. The event relies on volunteers from the district and has raised a great deal of money to go towards many different local, state and national charities and organisations.[2] Speed Post Office opened on 1 October 1910.[3]

Speed was once notable for the roadsigns on the highway each side of the town reading "WELCOME TO SPEED" but these have been replaced with council signs "Welcome to Speed – Where Time Ticks Faster." These signs also advertise the dates of the Speed Lions Club Machinery Field Days.

Golfers play at the course of the Speed Golf Club.[4]

In January 2011, the residents of Speed started a safety campaign to get the name of the town to be renamed "SpeedKills" to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. By mid-February 2011 the Facebook campaign had exceeded the designated 32,000 "likes" required to rename the town "SpeedKills".[5] The outcome was to rename the town for one month.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Travelmate
  2. ^ "History – Mallee machinery Field Days". Speed Lions Club. Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Golf Select, Speed, retrieved 2009-05-11 
  5. ^ Rename Speed Facebook page, 6am 18/02/2011
  6. ^ Bryant, Nick (2011-02-18), "Australian town becomes SpeedKills in safety campaign", BBC News, retrieved 2011-02-18 

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