Group signals effort for lights


Kinross Residents Association president Denise Farquhar, Cr Tom McLean, Kinross Primary school principal Therese Gorton, P & C president Roger Crook, associate principal Helen Demiris, Burns Beach Residents Association chairman Adrian Hill, Cr Kerry Hollywood and Mayor Troy Pickard.
Kinross Residents Association president Denise Farquhar, Cr Tom McLean, Kinross Primary school principal Therese Gorton, P & C president Roger Crook, associate principal Helen Demiris, Burns Beach Residents Association chairman Adrian Hill, Cr Kerry Hollywood and Mayor Troy Pickard.

THE City of Joondalup is working with the local community towards the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on Marmion Avenue to connect Burns Beach and Kinross.

Mayor Troy Pickard and ward councillors Tom McLean and Kerry Hollywood joined local school and residents’ association representatives at the location of the proposed crossing, which is about 100m north of the roundabout at Grand Ocean Entrance and Edinburgh Avenue roundabout.

“The issue of safe pedestrian movement between Burns Beach and Kinross is not new and over the past 12 to 24 months, the City has been working actively with local community groups, Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport to explore mechanisms which will help to alleviate problems that local residents are facing,” Mr Pickard said.

“The City will continue to work closely with the Burns Beach and Kinross residents associations, as well as the principals and P & C associations of Kinross College and Kinross Primary School, to lobby important decision makers.”

He said a safer crossing would not only help students who cross Marmion Avenue to get to and from school, but it would also take more vehicles off the road and encourage children and their parents to walk.

“Many currently have to drive the short distance across the two suburbs due to the difficulties pedestrians face crossing Marmion Avenue,” he said.

The City allocated $150,000 in its 2015-16 capital works program for improvements to the intersection to make it safer for pedestrians.

“Unfortunately, we are not the determining authority and that’s why we now need to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to present a case to the important decision makers as to why traffic lights need to be installed at this location,” Mr Pickard said.