Wanneroo must pay for traffic lights

Main Roads spokesman Dean Roberts said the department had not received correspondence from the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association about its rally last week and road safety measures were the City of Wanneroo’s responsibility.

‘Marmion Avenue, Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard are local roads under the care and control of the City of Wanneroo, who are responsible for the investigation of treatments,’ Mr Roberts said.

‘Wanneroo informed Main Roads in November 2013 that the intersection has a low crash ranking and is unlikely to be allocated Black Spot funding.

‘However, Main Roads would be happy to work with the City of Wanneroo to determine what, if any, modifications may best address the concerns.

‘Unless funded by the Black Spot Program, the City of Wanneroo would need to consider funding the works from its own sources.’

As reported in the Times, the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel decided last December that McDonald’s would pay $5000 towards future traffic signals before it occupied its premises on the south-east corner of the intersection.

One of the major landowners in the area is Yanchep Beach Joint Venture ( YBJV), whose chief executive Gin Wah Ang owns Yanchep Central Shopping Centre.

YBJV economic development manager Jon Kelly said funding for the traffic signals should not be difficult because landowners had been paying rates on unimproved land for years.

‘Through the Yanchep Beach Joint Venture and related companies, we’ve paid the best part of $10 million in the last several years,’ Mr Kelly said.

‘What that doesn’t include is the other developers ” Peet and Co, Australand ” and the residents themselves.’

Wanneroo planning and sustainability director Len Kosova said results from traffic studies commissioned last December would be on the May 27 council meeting agenda.

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