City opts for sign option

Dr Mark Pollard would like parking permits for people who work near the railway station because local the parking space is taken up by commuters
Dr Mark Pollard would like parking permits for people who work near the railway station because local the parking space is taken up by commuters

Councillors supported a recommendation to maintain the existing left-in, left-out turns at the April 30 meeting, noting full traffic movements were planned with future upgrades of Yanchep Beach Road to a dual carriageway.

The report to the council said modifying the junction was unnecessary and contrary to planning for the area.

‘That opinion is now reinforced by the estimated $150,000-plus cost of doing so,’ it said.

‘The works required to accommodate the additional turning movements would be sacrificial and would eventually need to be removed when Yanchep Beach Road is ‘dualled’ in future.’

Deputy Mayor Laura Gray, who originally asked administration to investigate right-turn options on behalf of businesses north of Yanchep Beach Road, amended the recommendation to improve signage.

‘It is unfortunate that we can’t concede to the community’s wishes ” it is in excess of any budget that we have,’ Cr Gray said.