Decision signals victory for residents

Laurie and Susan Campbell at the dangerous intersection. Picture: Martin Kennealey d409906
Laurie and Susan Campbell at the dangerous intersection. Picture: Martin Kennealey d409906

He said the intersection of Tate and Lawler streets in South Perth was a trouble spot and there had been many near head-on collisions.

He said he went to the City several times with complaints and photos but was told there was no problem. The reason for the danger was given as workers’ cars parked at the intersection while doing construction work on a building at the end of the street.

‘There is no verge for them to park, so they park on the road,’ he said. ‘There needs to be a traffic management plan.’

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said over the last two months, the City had received complaints about this corner.

‘It is an offence under the City’s Parking Local Laws 2011 to park within 10 metres of a street corner,’ she said. ‘The City has responded to these complaints with City rangers patrolling Lawler and Tate streets regularly.’

She said the City was considering implementing No Stopping restrictions within the area, which will include signage and stencilling on the road.

‘The City met with residents yesterday regarding the implementation of these restrictions and they were pleased,’ she said.