Wanneroo Council to consider Marmion Ave tender, Yanchep Lagoon and pool update

Marmion Avenue. File Picture: Community News
Marmion Avenue. File Picture: Community News

THE tender for widening Marmion Avenue, future of Yanchep Lagoon and a public pool update are on this month’s Wanneroo Council meeting agenda.

The council will consider a report recommending it accept RJ Vincent & Co’s $17.9 million tender submission to make Marmion Avenue a dual carriageway between Butler and Yanchep at its March 5 meeting.

The State Government provided $23 million for the project and the contract would exclude the 1.2km stretch that RJ Vincent is already upgrading in Alkimos.

At Tuesday’s briefing session, assets director Harminder Singh said the company would start work on the northern 8km stretch from Alkimos to Yanchep once the tender was awarded.

Mr Singh said the City was waiting for Main Roads to approve traffic signals to replace the Graceful Boulevard roundabout before work could start on the southern 2.2km section from Camborne Parkway to Alkimos.

He said there were 14 intersections along the road, including several new T-junctions and four-way intersections.

Yanchep Lagoon. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d491275

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on Monday, Wanneroo Deputy Mayor said the council would make a decision about endorsing the Yanchep Lagoon plan for consultation at next Tuesday’s meeting.

The 98-page report highlights outcomes of workshops and consultation run by consultant Roberts Day last year.

An artist’s impression of how the old Yanchep surf club could be redeveloped.

Cr Sangalli said the council was also getting a progress report on investigations for a 50m public pool, which was likely to be in Alkimos or Yanchep.

“We’ve got to get somebody to give us land to put it on,” she said.

Cr Sangalli said the opening of the Scarborough pool last year put the City into action when “the mayor got pool envy”.

She said the need for a pool had been identified for Yanchep in 2042, so the City was looking at providing an aquatic facility sooner.

TRYRA COVERS RANGE OF LOCAL ISSUES 

At the council briefing, the City’s community and place director Debbie Terelinck said the key findings of population growth and community needs in the northern coastal growth corridor.

“Priority should be on servicing needs of children and families,” she said.

“Key findings also note that there are limited aquatic facilities in the northern coastal growth corridor.”

Mrs Terelinck said the short-term solution would be to provide a 25m pool and the City would be looking for State or Federal funding.