Perth: New plan for Mount Street amidst ‘daily conflict’ between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians

City of Perth Council House.
City of Perth Council House.

DAILY conflict between pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles and lighting levels not up to national standards have been highlighted in a City of Perth report into Mount Street.

The report detailed significant investment and change around St Georges Terrace west of Milligan Street over the last few years, with local stakeholders “generally very positive” but raising concerns about how difficult the Mount and Spring Streets intersection is to cross and sharing frustration over vehicle drop-offs blocking the street.

The Draft Mount Street Concept Plan suggests changes to the east section of the road like wider footpaths, upgraded road surface and lighting, more street trees and CCTV, with the estimated cost of construction works approximately $1.35m.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the draft plan at their February 26 meeting.

“It’s a very positive step for that area of Mount Street,” Commissioner Gaye McMath said.

The plan will now go through four more weeks of consultation before heading back to council.

Tuesday’s meeting also saw approval for demolition of a heritage-listed, derelict house on Thomas Street in West Perth, $30,000 sponsorship granted to the WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, $35,000 sponsorship for WA Day and two East End Improvement Grants totalling $40,000 get the nod.