6 City of Wanneroo roads considered for State Govt funding for improvements

6 City of Wanneroo roads considered for State Govt funding for improvements

SIX roads in the City of Wanneroo are being considered for State Government funding for improvements.

Councillors at the July meeting supported submitting applications for roads in Darch/Madeley, Butler, Banksia Grove, Mariginiup, Wangara and Girrawheen under Main Roads’ 2018-19 Metropolitan Regional Roads Program (MRRP) for road improvement and rehabilitation projects.

It is seeking a total of $7.7 million to create dual carriageways on Hartman Drive from Hepburn Avenue to Gnangara Road at a cost of $4.5 million, along Connolly Drive between Lukin Drive and Benenden Avenue costing $3.65 million and Joondalup Drive from Pinjar to Old Yanchep Roads, which is expected to cost $3.4 million.

As part of road rehabilitation, it applied for $602,134 to reseal asphalt on Caporn Street between Franklin Road and 250m east of Green Park Drive, Franklin Road from north of Dundebar Road to south of Caporn Street and Mirrabooka Avenue northbound lanes between Beach Road and Marangaroo Drive.

Funding is contingent on the City funding one-third of the project and if successful, it would need to contribute $3.85 million for the road improvement projects and $301,066 for the rehabilitation works.

The City employed consultants to evaluate its roads and provide recommendations, with the rehabilitation submissions to be audited by Main Roads’ pavement branch and an independent auditor assessing the improvement applications.

Successful projects are expected to be announced early next year.

According to the City’s report, the rehabilitation projects had a “high potential of success” based on previous year’s submissions.

“The projects selected have been identified as they best meet the grant funding program’s selection and assessment criteria and enables the City to maximise the opportunity for funding under the MRRP’s competitive process,” it said.

If unsuccessful, road conditions would be monitored and projects included in its annual Transport Assets Renewal Program.

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