Big spending on roads

Upgrades are planned for Flynn Drive to accommodate industrial traffic.
Upgrades are planned for Flynn Drive to accommodate industrial traffic.

The Lenore Road realignment will take up about half of the suburb of Wanneroo’s $14 million funding share, with more than $7 million allocated to the project between Kemp Street and High Road, as well as lighting, drainage, pathways and landscaping.

Almost all funding for the suburb of Neerabup will go towards the Flynn Drive project, with $5 million allocated this year to stage two of the project, $3,553,796 carried forward and $70,000 allocated for street landscaping at stage one.

The City will also invest $760,000, plus $520,000 carried forward, to develop the Neerabup industrial area, and $100,000 to design services for the area.

Other roads listed for funding in Wanneroo included Badgerup Road ($60,000 for design of the road realignment between Ashby Street and Ross Street) and Franklin Road ($120,000 for design of a dual carriageway from High Road to Caporn Street).

A $111,629 State Government loan was carried forward for street landscaping in the town centre.

Stage 1 of the Civic Centre extension had $977,970 carried forward and $3,600,000 of new funding to provide accommodation for growing numbers of staff.

Another $79,000 was carried forward, with $250,000 new funding, to replace the Civic Centre’s fire detection system. The City invested $205,000, $52,000 carried forward, on building works at the Civic Centre and Ashby Operations Centre.

Wanneroo Aquamotion received a total of $146,200, inclusive of $60,000 carried forward, for new installations, upgrades and renewals.

The Wanneroo Skate Park and Youth Centre were allocated $200,000 from a State Government grant carried forward, as well as almost $400,000 from the City.