West Swan candidate pushing for speed limit drop near Caversham Primary


Students and parents at Caversham Primary School share the 70km/h road with cars.
Students and parents at Caversham Primary School share the 70km/h road with cars.

SWAN councillor and West Swan candidate Rod Henderson is calling for a drop in the speed limit near a local primary school.

Cr Henderson met with concerned residents, who said the 70km/h speed limit on Coast Road near Caversham Primary School was too high.

“There is no footpath currently available to families,” he said.

“Forcing residents to take children to school along a narrow road where the speed limit is 70km/h.”

The Liberal candidate said heavy trucks using the road to deliver materials further increased the risk to students, parents and other pedestrians.

The Swan Valley and Gidgegannup Ward councillor said the school chaplain contacted him with concerns for the safety of residents, their children and the broader school community.

“The speed limit needs to be changed to 50km/h, as would be expected in any residential area,” Mr Henderson said.

“Increased traffic in the area, as well as the current speed limit, a lack of alternative routes and no footpath is a recipe for disaster; and is putting the safety of these students at risk.”

Mr Henderson said he was currently working with the City of Swan to have these matters addressed as a matter of great urgency.

“Further comment and feedback from local residents is vital to resolving this issue quickly,” he said.

“Members of the community can contact me directly via email or phone to discuss the matter.”

Email westswan@rodhenderson.com.au or call 0413 496 688.