Traffic bridge approved for construction over Joondalup train line

Traffic bridge approved for construction over Joondalup train line

A TRAFFIC bridge will be built over the train line in Joondalup to give access to a future commercial development site.

Joondalup councillors at last month’s meeting conditionally approved the bridge at Lot 100 Joondalup Drive, as an extension to Injune Way, to provide two-way vehice and pedestrian access to 350 Hodges Drive.

“The existing train line will be accommodated by two tunnels, with the design also including protection screens and balustrades to limit access to the train line,” a council document said.

“The design of the bridge has been considered against the need to minimise opportunities for anti-social behaviour.”

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This includes not having large, smooth, light-coloured surfaces and having appropriate lighting and security fencing.

At the October 11 council briefing, Cr Russ Fishwick asked if the ongoing maintenance of the bridge would be the responsibility of the City or Main Roads WA. Planning and community development director Dale Page said it was the responsibility of the City because it was an extension of Injune Way.

At the following week’s meeting, Cr Fishwick moved an alternative motion to state Main Roads WA would be responsible for future maintenance, which was unanimously approved.

The bridge is required as a condition of subdivision approval issued by the WA Planning Commission in February.

The detailed design of the bridge will be subject to further approvals from State agencies and the City and a construction management plan must be submitted for approval.

Access to the bridge will be restricted until the development at 350 Hodges Drive has started.

However, no details have been provided on the future development of this site.

“The location and design of the bridge is considered appropriate and will facilitate continued development of The Quadrangle,” the council document said.