Busy agenda for locals

Hoons using suburban streets to race and the long-awaited Mitchell Freeway extension were on the agenda at Kinross Residents Association’s April 30 meeting.

About 20 people including Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob and Joondalup councillor Tom McLean spent two hours talking about traffic, parks, a housing development and other items. Residents complained about ‘revving’ motorists, particularly motorcyclists, racing in Selkirk Drive outside Kinross Central Shopping Centre.

‘Five to six times a day we hear hoons racing,’ one resident said.

Residents suggested a speed hump, dedicated entry and exit into the shopping centre and consistently reporting ‘intelligence’ to police.

However, the speed hump was not favoured because of potential noise problems as motorists rode over it at high speed.

Residents agreed the freeway extension and associated work, although several years away, would ease traffic congestion.

There was support for signs directing motorists to the Shenton Avenue on-ramp rather than Burns Beach Road.

Association representatives on the Mitchell Freeway Community Working Group will raise the matter at its next meeting.

The association will oppose any high-density housing proposal for vacant land in Lochnagar Way, formerly earmarked for a primary school.

President Denise Farquhar said they did not want units on the land because of potential traffic problems. Other matters raised included the need for park upgrades, freeway noise and the height of proposed buffer walls, millipedes, kangaroos trapped by development and trees.