Lots of concern at carpark

Louise Lathbury (Willetton)
Louise Lathbury (Willetton)

Ms Lathbury said a car hit her daughter two years ago and she did not want any other family to go through the same ordeal.

She said there was lots of activity around the Burrendah Boulevard parking lot, with cars parking on verges, no drop-off zones and traffic going in both directions, making it hazardous.

‘The parking lot outside the basketball stadium and footy field and skate park, particularly on Saturdays, with activities at all venues, is particularly bad,’ Ms Lathbury said.

‘Cars are parked up on the concrete verges and the earth verges where there are currently no bollards.

‘Visibility is poor around these cars, although council has undertaken to look at putting up more bollards to circumvent this.’

City of Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said the City has commenced investigation into the parking area at the stadium and that an officer was already assessing the issue.

‘The City is also investigating how to make the layout of the area safer,’ he said.

Ms Lathbury would like bollards placed on the cement areas to stop cars parking on the pathways, as well as bollards on the earth areas.

She would also like traffic controls on Burrendah Boulevard to slow traffic down.

‘I think that physical structures that block cars, but allow the safe movement of pedestrians, are essential,’ Ms Lathbury said.

The stadium’s administration manager Maria McAdam said she was also concerned about the parking situation, especially during busy periods.

‘The parking lot is public space, used by multiple members of multiple clubs, in addition to skate park users and members of the public wishing to make use of the green spaces, or using it as a parking space to catch the buses,’ she said.

‘As a sports club and user group of this sporting precinct, we can only appeal to our members to take particular care with their parking in the carpark, which we have done via our website and announcements.’