Residents’ group back on agenda

More than 100 people packed Yangebup Hall on Wednesday night to hear from a panel that included council, police, state representatives, CoSafe and the Department of Housing (DoH).

Issues discussed included arsonists, off-road trail bike riders, rock throwers and traffic issues.

Organiser Chontelle Sands said the turnout had exceeded expectations and showed something needed to be done.

She now aimed to get the Yangebup Progress Association back up and running, which starts with an AGM on June 10.

�It just goes to show people are fed up,� she said.

�Pretty much everyone came up to me after the meeting to say they would help and ask how they can get involved. It was really evident there was years of frustration there.�

The meeting also gave the public an opportunity to question local authorities, from clarifying who to call for assistance � an issue most frustrating for locals � the DoH�s responsibility for its tenants, the possibility of closing access to train lines and lane ways, and ways to increase youth activities in the suburb.

Ms Sands said those issues would form the core focus of the group should the momentum continue.