City of Stirling announces $30m plan to revamp and rename laneways

City of Stirling announces $30m plan to revamp and rename laneways

OLD laneways in Inglewood, Doubleview and Mt Lawley will be revamped and renamed under a $30 million, 15-year City of Stirling plan.

Stirling councillors voted to submit a range of names to Landgate for the upgraded laneways, which included WA and Australian artists, soldiers and prominent figures.

One proposed name is ‘Monop Lane’ after William Monop, a WA Aboriginal artist and community leader, another is ‘Lakides’ after Perth painter Amy Lakides.

Councillor Samantha Jenkinson was glad some prominent Aboriginal Australians’ names were included in the list.

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However, Cr Elizabeth Re was concerned the community were not involved with the naming process.

The City has nearly 60km of right of way laneways within its jurisdiction with many privately owned across older suburbs Scarborough, Doubleview, Tuart Hill, Joondanna, Osborne Park, Yokine, Inglewood and Mt Lawley.

According to the City’s rights of way (ROW) upgrade plan, security was a major issue with the laneways and a large number of complaints were received about vandalism fears.

Because the majority of laneways were created in the 1900s and used by carts for waste disposal, they were neglected have become a hotspot for rubbish dumping, pests and rodents.

People who choose to redevelop or build on a laneway will be liable to pay contributions to the City for the upgrades.

Landgate’s street naming standards prefer a shorter road name for a short road and a longer road name for a long road.