Marmion Ave works to access Alkimos estate start

The City of Wanneroo plans to create a “tree-lined avenue” when it widens Marmion Avenue.
The City of Wanneroo plans to create a “tree-lined avenue” when it widens Marmion Avenue.

AN Alkimos developer has started works to connect an estate to Marmion Avenue ahead of the $23 million widening project due to start next year.

A Lendlease spokeswoman said current roadworks along Marmion Avenue were due to finish in the next two weeks and would provide a temporary access point into Alkimos Vista.

She said construction of roundabout would start in August, which would form the permanent entry to the estate once completed in early 2019.

“During roadworks traffic management will be in place along a section of Marmion Avenue,” she said.

“The works are being undertaken by Georgiou on behalf of Alkimos Vista development partners LandCorp and Lendlease and are planned as part of the future duplication works for widening Marmion Avenue.”

The Wanneroo Council withdrew a confidential report about Marmion Avenue at its June 26 meeting.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting the night before, Mayor Tracey Roberts said there were 16 intersections along Marmion Avenue that planners needed to factor into the dual carriageway design.

The City’s parks and conservation manager Grant Chettleburgh was a guest speaker at the meeting and said the City would have a temporary water licence to establish trees along the dual carriageway.

“We want to create a tree-lined avenue as much as possible,” he said.

Mr Chettleburgh said landscaping around Yanchep’s shopping centre would be improved once the dual carriageway works were completed.

He said the existing sumps would be removed and landscaped swales created instead.

Asked whether the bus stop south of Peony Boulevard would be moved, Mr Chettleburgh said the Public Transport Authority made decisions about bus stop locations.