Treeby residents win after petition against intersection changes

Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai with Treeby residents.
Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai with Treeby residents.

A MOVE to stop cars turning right onto Armadale Road from Treeby’s Ghostgum Avenue has been changed after residents rallied against the proposal.

More than 40 residents signed a Treeby Community Association petition asking for something to be done about the introduction of a ‘no right turn’ for those leaving Ghostgum Av once upgrades to Armadale Rd are compete.

Treeby Community Association vice president Raj Paul said with Ghostgum Av their main entry and exit, and with schools, shops, hospitals and the freeway all to their right, a stop to right hand turns would have a big impact on residents.

Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai said plans for the intersection were changed after receiving this feedback from residents.

He said right-turns access to Armadale Road would no longer be lost and the intersection would maintain full connectivity.

“Armadale Rd via Ghostgum Av is the main point of access to Calleya Estate so it’s vital that residents can get in and out of their neighbourhood quickly, safely and easily,” he said.

“Treeby will have around 4000 new residential dwellings when fully developed so establishing good connectivity for residents is a priority.”

Mr Paul said residents were happy with the result.

“Yaz has done a great job making sure that Ghostgum Av has full access to Armadale Rd,” he said.

“He was able to convince the minister that this is a very important issue for local residents.”

A new temporary pedestrian and cycle path will also be installed on Armadale Rd between Ghostgum Av and Tapper Road.