Range of issues discussed at Two Rocks meeting

TRAFFIC signals, marina upgrades, development signs and police activity were some of the topics covered at a residents meeting last month.

Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association held its May 25 meeting in Two Rocks, with attendees discussing a range of local issues.

The association has written to the Department of Transport asking it to install a fish cleaning station at Two Rocks Marina, suggesting similar facilities in Walpole or Carnarvon would be good.

President Peter Wimsett said the current works at the marina parking lot created a complicated road network.

“It’s going to puzzle a lot of people who have used the marina all their lives,” he said.

Yanchep Police Sergeant Jason Macander gave his monthly update at the meeting, saying his local policing team averaged eight jobs a day, and in April received 240 calls from the sub-district’s five suburbs.

Many of the calls were alcohol-related matters, or drug-related, and some were at local schools.

He said so far this year, the station had laid an average of just under one charge per day.

Yanchep resident Franz Tuller said he had spoken to the City of Wanneroo about a developer using signs in Yanchep to advertise a Two Rocks estate.

Mr Tuller said he did not think the signs had approval, and the City’s regulations dictated that development signs should not be more than 1km away from the development itself.

“We don’t want these signs around for another 30 years,” he said.

“When are we going to be consulted regarding what is happening in Yanchep and Two Rocks?”

Wanneroo councillor Linda Aitken said large signs could still be considered for approval, provided the “visual impact of the sign does not have a significant negative effect on the amenity”.

Cr Aitken said the City was doing an audit of signs on Marmion Avenue.

Traffic signals at Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard should be installed by August, according to Cr Aitken, with work due to start this month.

“It’s not been forgotten,” she said.

Following complaints about rubbish at north coast estates, Cr Aitken said the City had issued 45 infringements to builders.

A resident asked if the City could install more signs about littering being an offence and the penalties that applied.

Quinns Rocks resident Nat Sangalli, who is running for the council in October, brought her petition to extend the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach Road to Romeo Road rather than Hester Avenue to the meeting.

Unable to attend the May meeting as previously planned, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will have speakers at TRYRA’s August meeting.

The next meeting on June 22 from 7.30pm will be the last one held at Capricorn Community House in Yanchep.