Noise and traffic a worry

214 residents sign petition
214 residents sign petition

Wanneroo Councillor Rudi Steffens presented a petition signed by 214 residents of the Royal Australian Air Force Association’s Cambrai retirement village asking for a sound barrier on two roads bordering the complex ” Connolly Drive and Hester Avenue.

The petition, which will be considered by the city’s infrastructure staff, also requested the city install traffic signals at the complex’s entrance on Hester Avenue, about 100m from the roundabout on Connolly Drive.

Resident committee chairman Derek Farrell said traffic was increasing on both roads as the north coast population grew, causing noise and making it harder for residents to turn out of and into the complex.

‘We have been concerned about the traffic coming past here for some time,’ Mr Farrell said.

‘It’s a bit dangerous because of the way cars tend to speed up when they come past.

‘There’s a slight corner and traffic can be hidden (on Hester Avenue).’

Mr Farrell said because the State Government had decided to extend Mitchell Freeway to Hester Avenue, residents were concerned traffic issues would increase, resulting in similar problems to those experienced on Burns Beach Road.

He said the retirement complex, home to more than 500 |people, was the only property with direct access to Hester Avenue, with all other houses only backing on to it.

Mr Farrell said the RAAFA, a not-for-profit organisation, had installed double glazing on some houses, but the residents wanted sound barriers as traffic and the noise it generates increases.