Trucks pose safety concerns

A local resident says the Bullsbrook town centre cannot handle more trucks without an upgrade first.
A local resident says the Bullsbrook town centre cannot handle more trucks without an upgrade first.

The Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association member said the community was concerned about road safety with the volume of applications for sand excavation activity being put to the City of Swan.

The most recent was for Lot 801 Morrissey Road, which would see the excavation, stockpiling and transportation of sand, with an output of about 500,000 tonnes of sand a year.

It would result in a maximum 440 truck movements every day.

The application was open to community feedback. The deadline was August 26.

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said it received 20 objections to the application.

Mr Davies said he was surprised more people did not submit an objection.

�This application says more than 400 trucks movements would happen per day but there are other applications that say 400 movements a day. That is 800 per day if they are approved,� he said.�Our concern is for the safety of residents because the intersections through the town centre are not designed to handle all these trucks.

�I am surprised there were not more submissions made against the application.�

Mr Foley said the application would be presented to a future council meeting.

�The date is yet to be determined,� he said.

The Advocate reported in November Bullsbrook residents� growing concern for road safety.

It was after two teenagers were injured in a car crash at the same time two applications for sand mines were expected to be submitted to the City.

City of Swan North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said the council would do what it could to allay safety concerns.