Road safety tops Cockburn MLA Logan’s priority list


Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, engineering and works director Charles Sullivan, resident Ann Taylor and Fran Logan with the petition.
Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, engineering and works director Charles Sullivan, resident Ann Taylor and Fran Logan with the petition.

COCKBURN MLA Fran Logan says he will work to have two Munster trouble-spots upgraded if he is re-elected on March 11.

Mr Logan began circulating a petition in August calling for the State Government and Main Roads to allow the new Beeliar Drive duplication to continue through the intersection at Stock Road.

He also wants the Mayor Road and Rockingham Road roundabout, which also links up with Beeliar Drive on the western side of Stock Road, to be widened and duplicated.

On Wednesday Mr Logan, together with local resident Ann Taylor, handed over close to 750 signatures from residents keen to see changes made.

“Door-knocking around Munster and Coogee, I was told over and over again people try to avoid those intersections. It’s just too dangerous,” Mr Logan said.

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“The petition highlights to the City the need to bring those intersections up the food chain and there’s a commitment from me that if Labor is elected we will work closely as a Government and the City of Cockburn to try attract funding to fix those issues.”

Cockburn engineering and works director Charles Sullivan the City had been working with Main Roads WA on a solution to improve traffic flow and safety.

“The petition will give more urgency to the case the City is making to carry out the intersection improvements as soon as possible,” he said.

Mr Sullivan said the City had urged Main Roads WA to get the project into the 2017-18 black spot funding program.

“It is a matter of finalising the design,” he said.