Clarkson resident complains widening of Connolly Drive has cost her privacy


Connolly Drive in Clarkson.
Clarkson resident complains widening of Connolly Drive has cost her privacy
Connolly Drive in Clarkson.

WORKS are well underway to widen Connolly Drive, but one resident claims it has come at the price of her family’s privacy.

A Clarkson resident spoke during public question time at the May 24 Wanneroo council meeting, asking the City to address issues arising after trees were cut down on Connolly Drive.

“With the height of my property, I have lost all privacy,” she said.

“I no longer feel comfortable taking my kids out the backyard.”

Assets director Harminder Singh said the City would organise a site visit to assess the issues and potential solutions.

The $8.4 million project will see Connolly Drive widened to a dual carriageway with two lanes both ways from Neerabup Drive to Lukin Drive.

The council awarded tender of more than $6.48 million to RJ Vincent & Co on February 2, and work is due to finish by the end of August.

Costing more than $8.4 million in total, the City will need to allocate another $4 million to the project in its 2016-17 budget.