City seeks feedback on transport strategy

THE City of Perth will seek more comment on the draft of its first transport strategy.

The council approved the document to go out for public consultation with community members, stakeholders and transport partners for six weeks at its March 15 council meeting. Councillor Reece Harley said he was generally supportive of the strategy, but the 2021 targets for travelling to work for walkers and cyclists were too low.

“My hope is we’ll be able to disaggregate and lift the targets,” Cr Harley said.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said Cr Harley’s concerns were noteworthy and they would be considered in future.

“Given we haven’t had a strategy before, we should not put onerous burdens on ourselves,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“We’ve got to keep it real and we don’t want to frighten people either.”

After the comment period closes, a council report said the City would work towards a final transport strategy in June.

The document will be available on the City of Perth website from early next week.