Ballajura residents relieved as long-awaited new footpath gives them a safer route to the shops

Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman and Ballajura resident Peter Dunne are relieved the new footpath provides more safety for pedestrians.
Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman and Ballajura resident Peter Dunne are relieved the new footpath provides more safety for pedestrians.

BALLAJURA residents will now have a safer walk to a suburban shopping centre, after a “dangerous pedestrian spot” was replaced with a new footpath.

The project cost more than $10,000 with the State Government contributing $4000 toward the construction of the footpath and the City of Swan also making a significant contribution.

Ballajura resident Peter Dunne and the community had lobbied the City of Swan for the past six years to install a new footpath to provide safe access to the Market Place Shopping Centre and a nearby bus stop on Illawarra Crescent North.

Mr Dunne said he was grateful to see a solution being provided to residents.

“We had this dangerous pedestrian spot which was just completely unnecessary,” he said.

“My wife catches the bus there to go to work and we both are very happy that she can do that with road safety now.

“All sorts of people have now got greater pedestrian safety in that spot, including people in wheelchairs, elderly people, kids and mothers with prams.”

Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman, who became involved in 2013, said she was pleased with the outcome because people had previously had to walk on the road to access the shops.

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