Leederville speed hump hits a few bumps along the way

IT took eight months, but Bourke Street in Leederville will have its third speed hump installed after Vincent Council approved the traffic calming measure last month.

The delay was caused by miscommunication between residents and the City of Vincent.

A report was presented to council on March 10 to consider approving three speed humps on the street. However, residents were not supportive of the third location near Scott Street and council voted to approve only the installation of two humps.

In June, a resident approached council requesting a third speed hump on the street, but council approved an officer recommendation for the third speed hump on Scott Street, which was not where the resident had asked for the hump to be installed. After administration realised the error, a new assessment for an alternative location for the third speed hump was undertaken, with the section between Fleet Street and Scott Street chosen.

Letters were distributed to affected properties and no objections were received.

Council approved the third speed hump location at its ordinary meeting on October 27.

Councillor Emma Cole said she thought it was “amazing” that the speed hump had returned to council. “This is probably the most well-considered speed hump in all of the City of Vincent,” she said.

Cr Joshua Topelberg was less enthusiastic.

“I never want to hear about it again,” he said.