Noise wall will replace sand bund in Ballajura: Saffioti

A SAND bund along Hepburn Avenue in Ballajura will be removed and a $5 million noise wall will be built in its place, if WA Labor is elected next month.

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said the 4.5km wall would be built with Northlink funding, to replace the sand bund.

“The current sand bund is not fit for purpose and is creating a number of issues for residents,” she said.

Ms Saffioti said a survey distributed last year showed 90 per cent of residents supported the wall.

She said she would consult the City and community on the issue.

But Liberal candidate for West Swan Rod Henderson said no costings had been provided for Labor’s transport commitments.

“Rita Saffioti’s thought bubble lacks funding for a noise wall,” he said. “The current sand bund is an important first step in ensuring noise pollution doesn’t detract from living standards.”