$10m budget promise for dangerous WA intersection

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TEN million dollars has been committed in the Federal Budget, which is due to be released on Tuesday, to improve the Thomas Road intersection with Nicholson Road.

The intersection was flagged by the RAC as one of the top ten most dangerous intersections in WA for several years, as the site of more than 57 accidents between 2011 and 2016.

Residents living in the area approached Canning MHR Andrew Hastie last year, concerned not enough was being done by State or Federal governments.

“Last year I met with the Deputy Prime Minister in his role as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development to talk about Thomas Road,” Mr Hastie said.

“He was shocked at the number of accidents happening at the Thomas-Nicholson Road intersection and promised to look into funding options.”

The money is not dependent on the State election, it is committed in the budget, he added.

“This is just the start. There are other intersections along Thomas Road that need upgrading and I will be working hard to make it happen.”

The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale’s population has more than doubled since 2006, from 12,000 to 26,000 residents.

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