Gran Fondo future on City of Swan agenda

Gran Fondo future on City of Swan agenda

THE City of Swan will hold a special meeting of Council tomorrow night to discuss traffic issues for in the International Gran Fondo Cycling event, planned for September 4.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City considered an application for the Father’s Day cycling event at a council meeting on July 6 but deferred a decision.

“Council was aware of issues with the Gran Fondo qualifying trials which were held in March and wanted to ensure that if we give approval for the event planned for September that we do not have the same problems arise,” he said.

“We requested additional detail on the traffic management plan and will consider all new information as well as what was presented to councillors last week at the special meeting.”

The international event held qualifiers in Perth on Sunday March 13, which caused traffic disruptions from the start line in the city centre out to the finish line in Perth’s east.

Toodyay Road – which provides a main route for Sunday cattle deliveries to Muchea, access to the Red Hill Rubbish facility and riding schools – was closed to make way for the Tourism WA event.

Wednesday’s meeting is open to the public and starts at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers above Midland Public Library.

To make a deputation at the meeting can call Telia Reilly on 9267 9112 or email council.meetings@swan.wa-.gov.au. Mundaring Shire will hold a special council meeting on July 26 to also address the issue.