Major projects on funding agenda

The City of Wanneroo has federal and state grants to design a dual carriageway on Connolly Drive.
The City of Wanneroo has federal and state grants to design a dual carriageway on Connolly Drive.

YANCHEP’S long-awaited playing fields, coastal protection in Quinns Rocks, CCTV upgrades and Flynn Drive works will receive funding this financial year.

The City of Wanneroo’s capital works budget for 2014-15 included a range of projects from paths and roadworks to building community facilities.

Most suburbs in the north coast area received funds, with the bulk allocated to Yanchep’s playing fields and lagoon redevelopment.

The budget also listed a $430,000 Federal grant to design a dual carriageway on Connolly Drive between Hester Avenue and Lukin Drive.

Another $530,000 Main Roads grant will go towards adding a second lane to each carriageway between Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue.

Generally in the area, the City will spend $105,000 this year on dune restoration, $65,000 on dune protection fencing, $75,000 on coastal risk assessments and $100,000 on beach access ways.

It is also spending $100,000 on a bike plan for the whole City and $50,000 for a sports fields master plan for the coastal ward.

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BUTLER

The City has budgeted $350,000 to expand the CCTV network at the Butler Community Centre and $5000 to install shade trees at Brampton Park. There is also $250,000 to review and design the Butler north district open space masterplan.

CARABOODA/NOWERGUP

The budget includes $300,000 plus $36,500 carried forward to rebuild a failed section of pavement across Neerabup Lake on Wattle Avenue. Another $4000 has been carried forward to upgrade Safari Place and Bailey Road.

CLARKSON

The City will spend $330,000 for floodlights and $50,000 to install a transportable at Riverlinks Park, and $20,000 on a facility masterplan for Clarkson Youth Centre.

About $79,000 was allocated for 24kw roof-mounted solar panels systems at Clarkson Library and Kingsway Indoor Stadium. It plans to spend $23,000 to upgrade Ocean Keys Boulevard path between Caribbean Circle and Lower Keys, plus $35,000 to build a path in Ormiston Gardens.

Installation of a seagull island at the median gap in the Hester Avenue and Renshaw Boulevard junction will cost $50,000. The City has carried forward $5000 for machinery shed at the Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s station.

MERRIWA/RIDGEWOOD

Funds have been carried forward to finish building roundabouts including at the Greyhound Drive junction with Baltimore Parade ($90,972), at Addison Gardens and Greyhound Drive ($144,213) and where Jenolan Way meets Baltimore Parade ($120,000).

The City has a $500,000 federal grant and $100,000 in municipal funds to upgrade Graham Road, and $22,000 to install a fence between the oval and car park at Ridgewood Park.

MINDARIE

Half a million dollars were carried forward for the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park upgrade. The City allocated $28,000 to build a path in Mariners View and $2000 to design a path on Rothesay Heights between Cristobal Crescent and Castellon Entrance. There is also $10,000 to design traffic management treatments for Anchorage Drive (south) plus $65,000 carried forward for a pedestrian crossing on Anchorage Drive west of Rothesay Heights.

NEERABUP

The City has allocated $5 million to build stage two of the Flynn Drive project, with $3,553,796 carried forward and $70,000 allocated for street landscaping at stage one. It will invest $760,000, plus $520,000 carried forward, to develop the Neerabupindustrial area, and $100,000 to design services for the area. It has carried forward $5000 to kerb roads in stage one of the industrial area.

QUINNS ROCKS

Coastal protection works will receive the bulk of funding, with $200,000 for monitoring works which may include sand replenishment, and $200,000 (half of which will be a state grant) for long-term works, plus $843,000 carried forward.

Another $65,000 has been carried forward to upgrade the grassed area beside the toilet block. The City has allocated $118,000 to build a shared path on Marmion Avenue from Lukin Drive to south of Hampshire Drive, and $38,000 for a path on Vaughey Road between Rees Drive and Parham Road.

It plans to spend $50,000 to alter back nets, fences, drink fountain and tap at the clay mound at Gumblossom Reserve, and $30,000 to design road and drainage upgrades on Ashley and Nicholas avenues.

Funds carried forward include $15,025 for a path on Smales Road, $60,000 for traffic treatments on Quinns Road, and $3000 to design and consult on the Quinns Rocks dog beach car park extension.

TWO ROCKS

Funds carried forward include $40,000 for the Dewars Beach access track, $21,375 for the Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade station, and $5400 to replace the counter at the Yanchep-Two Rocks Library.

YANCHEP

Big ticket items include $1,400,800 for the Yanchep playing fields and $1,596,500 for the first stage of its sports amenities building, with another $850,000 for the access road.

The project to build a new Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club will get $460,000, with $412,323 carried forward. The City will spend $1,925,000 for stage two of the Brazier Road realignment, $25,000 to build a bin enclosure at the Yanchep Lagoon kiosk and $75,000 to design a toilet block at Fisherman’s Hollow. Another $30,000 will go towards the Yanchep Lagoon trails and pathways master plan. The budget carried forward $509,277 for the Yanchep Lagoon redevelopment, and $389,740 for the Brazier Road beach access.

The City will spend $130,000 on a bushfire track to the rear of properties on Brazier Road, plus $33,000 and $33,000 carried forward on rehabilitating an offset site for the beach access works. A $500,000 allocation will see an upgrade to the Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard intersection, including traffic signal installation.

There is $161,710 plus $20,027 carried forward for floodlights at St Andrews Park and $51,500 to refurbish the kitchen there. Another $10,000 will go towards a school access path at Oldham Park, and there is $175,000 carried forward to develop passive open space around the Mary Lindsay Homestead.

For the aluminium boardwalk modifications, there is $33,000 plus $44,000 carried forward to rehabilitate an offset site, $149,041carried forward for modifications and $30,000 allocated for anti-slip coating on the aluminium boardwalk deck.