Residents seek assurances on Kelmscott’s future

The fire-damaged Big W sign.
The fire-damaged Big W sign.

Kelmscott District Residents Group chairman John Christmass said the group wasn’t a ‘knocking group’ but residents felt Kelmscott had been neglected while Armadale had been improved, despite Kelmscott being established before Armadale.

The group invited Armadale MLA Tony Buti, Canning MHR Don Randall, and Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones and deputy mayor Ruth Butterfield, along with the public to attend the meeting at Kelmscott Primary School.

Mr Chrismass said the public sought detailed information on the master plan for improvements to parks, and also wanted landscaping to be completed.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Christmass said residents wanted to know more about the proposed Davis Road overpass/underpass and the traffic impacts on Denny Road if the Spud Shed opens in Kelmscott.

After the meeting, Cr Zelones said the City’s parks manager was invited to outline the options and alternative for future improvements to the Kelmscott town centre streetscape.

‘The City is currently costing a proposal that looks at improving street furniture, trees, traffic movement and so on,’ he said.

‘These plans are at the very early stages and the City is seeking input from the residents’ asssociation as part of our initial stakeholder consultation process.

‘It is important to note at this stage the project had not been considered by council and no funding has been allocated.’