Resident raises concerns

Wanneroo City councillors were due to consider a report on a road safety audit at their May 28 meeting, which recommending relocating a ‘give way’ sign, updating line-marking and repairing street lights.

During public question time, a Mindarie resident told elected members she had requested the audit after a stolen car crashed into her garage after a police chase in January, causing more than $100,000 damage.

‘The road safety audit conducted appears to have been purely on photographic evidence,’ she said.

‘The road traffic conditions have changed severely since the traffic studies conducted in 2008, 2011 and February 2012 ” since that time, the increase in traffic volume and speed has been excessive.

‘Will there be a traffic safety audit or is the report based on the photographic evidence only?’

When the council considered the report, Mayor Tracey Roberts successfully moved a motion to have the matter referred back to administration.

A written response to the resident’s question, included in the council minutes, said administration had scheduled traffic counters for all three roads and would prepare an updated report for the council.

According to the original report, there were two crashes at the junction between 2008 and 2012, one involving a single vehicle at night in wet conditions that resulted in property damage but no injuries.