Traffic report on City’s agenda

Bowen Gawthorne (4 yrs). Community rally for traffic signals at the intersection of Marmion Ave
Bowen Gawthorne (4 yrs). Community rally for traffic signals at the intersection of Marmion Ave

The Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association has called repeatedly for traffic signals at the intersection of Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard since late 2012.

Following TRYRA’s rally on May 6, Wanneroo planning director Len Kosova said last December the City had commissioned company i3 consultants to do an audit, a review of traffic volume modelling from 2009 and complete a modelling exercise based on volume and vehicle movements.

‘This information can be used to determine whether the installation of traffic signals could be justified at this location,’ Mr Kosova said.

He said a report on the results of the audit were made publicly available on the City’s website last Friday, ahead of the May 20 council briefing and May 27 meeting.

The director said subject to council approval, traffic signals could be funded through the Black Spot Program, financial contributions from adjacent land developers or the City’s funds.

Mr Kosova said the City wrote to Main Roads, the Transport Minister and Police Commissioner following a council decision last September to seek traffic signal installation, a school zone on Marmion Avenue and a traffic warden.

He said the minister responded that crash statistics made it unlikely to qualify for black spot funding, while Main Roads said it would not support creating a school zone because Yanchep District High School did not front Marmion Avenue.

‘The City has since been working with the YDHS and the children’s crossing and road safety committee to investigate the feasibility of implementing a children’s crossing at the intersection,’ he said. ‘The City has written to the relevant land developer to ascertain whether they might be prepared to contribute financially towards the installation of traffic signals at the intersection.’