Councillors also approved $240,000 in the 2015-16 financial year for the installation of the Carramar intersection traffic signals.
The report, moved by Cr Norm Hewer, recommended funding for the installation be brought forward to this financial year but infrastructure director Dennis Blair said the project would be too complex to achieve in that time frame.
‘If we don’t take another $270,000 project off the budget, we don’t have the design and resources to do it (this year),’ Mr Blair said.
‘If we were able to do design and documentation next year and get black spot funding approval then we should be in a position to start in July-August 2015.”
City staff will submit a Federal Government black spot funding application this August.
‘There is a very good chance we could get Federal Government funding with no contribution from the City,’ Mr Blair said
‘If council builds the traffic signals up front there’s no reimbursement.’
Mr Blair said allocating funds for installation this financial year, as opposed to next
financial year year would only save three months.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the amendment captured the intent of the original recommendation and delivered a project to the benefit of the community.