Green light for proposal

Wanneroo City Council approved a recommendation at the May 27 meeting to list $500,000 in its 10-year capital works program for signals at the intersection of Marmion Avenue, Peony Boulevard and Lagoon Drive.

It also agreed to invite Yanchep Beach Estate to make a financial contribution to the signals, having secured $5000 from McDonald’s as a condition of approval for its planned fast food outlet on the south-eastern corner of the intersection.

At the May 20 council briefing, planning director Len Kosova said the McDonald’s funds determined through a State Administrative Tribunal appeal set a precedent for the City to ‘recover some or all of the cost from adjacent developers’.

Although his report said Yanchep Beach Estate funded the existing intersection, Mr Kosova said a road safety audit found the intersection would need a complete redesign to accommodate the signals.

The Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association’s campaign and its |499-signature petition for signals last July prompted the report.