ROUNDABOUTS, water tanks and awards were discussed at this week’s Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting.
Residents discussed correspondence from the City of Wanneroo responding to their safety concerns about a roundabout on Two Rocks Road near the former Club Capricorn site.
It said the crest north of the intersection could not be lowered due to underground services, but the City was looking at improving signage to warn southbound motorists of the bends ahead.
Residents voiced concerns about safety and said there had been at least two crashes as well as several vehicles going over rather than around the roundabout.
Regarding the Yanchep water tank murals, secretary Lorraine Jackson said TRYRA met with City of Wanneroo representatives about transforming the tanks east of Marmion Avenue into “an awesome entry statement”.
Ms Jackson said they would seek grants to fund the project as estimated costs had varied between $30,000 and $300,000.
“My next step is to get firm quotes so we can then apply for grants,” she said.
Asked what the murals would depict, Ms Jackson said they were hoping to have four designs to reflect local sites, such as Two Rocks Marina and Yanchep National Park, on the four tanks.
Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association president Julie Otremba attended the February 25 meeting at the Y.hub to present the residents’ group with an Australia Day award recognising its contribution to the community.
“Both (groups) formed many years ago for the community because we were an isolated community,” Mrs Otremba said.
“The two groups have done a lot for the community – hopefully the two groups can continue to do so for many years.”
TRYRA members welcomed a City initiative to put stickers designed by school children on bins, encouraging people to put rubbish and dog poo in bins, as well as picking up litter.
Members also talked about the BP fuel station approved on Newman Road last year and Water Corporation’s waste water upgrades in Two Rocks, expected to finish this month.
Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli said the council was considering a change to the district planning scheme regarding convenience stores.
She said while it would not affect the existing approval for the Yanchep BP, it might preclude future development applications in that zone if that one wasn’t built within two years.
“It’s proposing that petrol station fall back under the title of service station rather than convenience store,” she said.
Cr Sangalli urged people to report sand drift issues by calling the City, which would notify developers and fine them $500 a day if the issue was not resolved.
She said the Yanchep Two Rocks local area plan consultation was an opportunity for people to tell the City what they liked about the area, what they wouldn’t mind losing and what they’d really like in the area.
“We’ve had quite a good response already,” she said.
The City held two sessions at Two Rocks library in February and plans to have another two at Yanchep Community Centre on March 11 and 18.
Residents also discussed ways to boost tourism in the area, with suggestions for a tour bus that includes visiting honey bee sites.
Cr Sangalli said the area was waiting for a hotel, with no progress yet on one flagged for the former Club Capricorn site.
“At the moment they are a victim of the current economy – people are reluctant to invest big money,” she said.
Residents also discussed concerns about building materials such as roof ties used in coastal areas and asked if a health officer from the City could attend a future meeting to discuss water quality.