MARMION Avenue, potholes, skate park plans and water tank murals were topics covered at the latest Yanchep Two Rocks Residents Association meeting.
The group hosted a guest speaker from the City of Wanneroo, Peter Thompson, at its June 24 meeting, who provided an update on the Marmion Avenue dual carriageway project.
While RJ Vincent has started earthworks from Butler to Eglinton, Mr Thompson said works in Yanchep itself would start later because services needed to be relocated.
He said the City was negotiating with LandCorp so it could connect a path west of Marmion Avenue to the underpass north of Blackwood Meander.
“The main issue is the City doesn’t own the portion of land; LandCorp said the City can buy the portion,” he said.
Mr Thompson said there would be uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points at Village Row and Morewell Street, as well as the controlled crossing at the Peony Boulevard-Lagoon Drive traffic signals.
The plans include a 3m wide dual use path east of Marmion Avenue from Yanchep Beach Road to Camborne Parkway.
Mr Thompson said the lower speed limit was in place in areas even when workers were not on site because conditions had changed, but people with issues with the traffic management plan could call the City on 9405 5000.
He said the Alkimos wreck sculpture, removed from the Graceful Boulevard roundabout this week, would be stored at the Ashby operations centre until a new location was decided, possibly at the Romeo Road off-ramp when Mitchell Freeway was extended.
Mr Thompson said while it looked like work was going quickly, there was still a lot to do, and traffic would be diverted onto the eastern lanes so the western side could be upgraded.
“We are trying to future-proof it as much as possible,” he said.
“There’s probably only two other intersections planned for Marmion Avenue; it means disturbance on Marmion Avenue should be minimal.”
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Meeting covers council reports, marina upgrades and mural project
Wanneroo Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli talked about reports due to be considered by the council on July 2, including outcomes of community consultation on the Yanchep skate park and introduction of a three-bin system.
Cr Sangalli said there had been positive input from skaters during design workshops for the $680,000 facility at Splendid Park and there was “a lot of excitement” for it.
The State Government provided $450,000 for the project, and Cr Sangalli said the City would be “scrounging around for grants” to cover the shortfall.
The Quinns Rocks resident urged people to report potholes to the City after seeing several on her drive to the meeting in Yanchep.
“We had some horrid ones at the roundabout in Quinns; it was like acne – wherever they filled it up, another one popped up somewhere else,” she said.
Giving the State Government report, president Alex Figg said a plan for the $6 million Two Rocks Marina upgrade was expected to go out for public consultation soon.
Secretary Lorraine Jackson said she was continuing to talk to artists, Water Corporation and the City of Wanneroo about the water tank murals project.
Residents also discussed Two Rocks Road safety concerns, and Mr Thompson said the level was likely to come down when the road was upgraded to a dual carriageway in the future.
Concerns about a drop-off on Wanneroo Road where southbound motorists overtake cars turning right into Pipidinny Road also arose, and the group agreed to write to Main Roads.
The next meeting will be on Monday, July 22 from 7.30pm at the Phil Renkin Recreation Centre in Two Rocks.
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