Petition calls to close Mariginiup Road to trucks

Residents want Meadowlands Drive designated for local traffic only to prevent logging and mining trucks using it. Photo: Marie Nirme
Residents want Meadowlands Drive designated for local traffic only to prevent logging and mining trucks using it. Photo: Marie Nirme

A PETITION to ban logging and mining trucks on a Mariginiup Road has been lodged in State Parliament and with the City of Wanneroo.

The Wanneroo Council is due to consider a report in August on the 148-signature petition submitted in May, which asked that it designate Meadowlands Drive as a local road only.

West Swan MLA and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti tabled the petition, with 158 signatures, in State Parliament last month, asking the Legislative Assembly to stop logging or mining truck access to Silver Road.

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The petition said Meadowlands Drive was part of a school bus service route.

“Our special rural equestrian estate is a small, quiet, safe community where our residents with their children and pets, walk the streets, ride their bikes, catch the school buses and ride their horses,” it said.

“We need our community, especially our children, to stay safe on our local streets.

“We cannot have Meadowlands Drive become a mining truck access route.”

Residents’ concerns related to truck access to a sand mine, developed and managed by Urban Resources, that the State Government approved in August 2017.

Plans for the mine, on State forest near Silver and Bustard roads, included extracting up to one million tonnes of sand annually and about 150 truck movements per day, six days a week.