Forum to address congestion issues with Cockburn residents

Success Residents Association president Kim Sadlier. Picture: Jon Hewson       d464480
Success Residents Association president Kim Sadlier. Picture: Jon Hewson       d464480

HOW authorities plan to address traffic congestion in and around Cockburn Central will be the main focus of a community forum in February.

The Success Residents Association is behind the meeting planned for February 21, with the group calling on representatives from City of Cockburn, the business community, members of parliament and endorsed candidates for the March State election to speak on the night.

Association president Kim Sadlier said the community was seeking clear answers after years of “mixed-messages”.

“There’s so much conflicting information,” he said.

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“The region is growing rapidly but it’s impacting development.

“People need to know what is planned or what will happen if nothing happens.”

Mr Sadlier said expanding suburbs east and west of the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, together with the opening of the $109 million Cockburn Aquatic Recreation Centre mid-year – a facility that will have one million visitors annually – meant traffic congestion was a key issue heading into the State election.