Banksia Grove Residents Association attended North-West Metro Police District Forum

Banksia Grove crime levels are not a concern according to police.
Banksia Grove crime levels are not a concern according to police.

CRIME, hooning and traffic lights were on the agenda at the Banksia Grove Residents Association's last meeting for the year.

Wanneroo North Ward Councillor Norm Hewer attended the meeting with about six residents.

Association chairman Michael Richards said he met with Wanneroo Senior Sergeant Chris Ruck and attended a North-West Metro police district forum recently.

‘Despite some of the fears, talking with police, they’re very happy with Banksia Grove,’ he said.

‘There are less issues in Banksia Grove compared with the rest of Wanneroo.’

‘There has been the occasional opportunistic theft, doors left unlocked, and an isolated arson attack in Parakeelya Park recently.’

Residents asked when there would be traffic lights installed at Mistletoe and Joondalup drives.

Cr Hewer said there could be traffic lights at the intersection by 2017.

Other items on the agenda included a future skate park near Joseph Banks Secondary College and the extension of pathways on Snugglepot Street and Kurrajong Boulevard.

Residents discussed the possibility of the group becoming a residents and recreation association to allow arts, sports and child care groups to be supported by the association.

Mr Richards said he had also made contact with Main Roads, Banksia Grove developers, Transperth, Coles, Western Power, Australia Post and the City of Wanneroo in his three months as chairman.

The BGRA will continue to meet four times a year ” in February, May, July and October.