Road back on agenda

WA Young Person of the Year Lewis Abdullah. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d399354
WA Young Person of the Year Lewis Abdullah. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d399354

At its November meeting, councillors considered the closure and administration’s recommendation not to support it.

The motion was lost but no alternative was moved, so no action was taken.

Cr Dot Newton said at the April 2 meeting she had recently visited a premise in Prindiville Drive and when driving down Ocean Reef Road, someone pulled out in front of her from Brady Street, reminding her that it was still an issue.

She asked councillors to support the part closure of the junction to stop vehicles turning right from Brady Street to Ocean Reef Road.

‘I know it will inconvenience some people but it will give them a safer egress somewhere else, at the traffic lights hopefully at Hartman Drive and Lenore Road when we’ve completed those,’ she said.

‘I think bringing this back to council is reinforcing the decision we made earlier.’

Cr Frank Cvitan seconded Cr Newton’s motion and said it was quite a dangerous junction, especially if there was traffic coming into Brady Street from Ocean Reef Road.

‘Even on a trial basis, let’s see what happens after that extension of Hartman Drive goes through,’ he said.

Cr Brett Treby proposed an amendment to Cr Newton’s motion, adding a third recommendation to include in the 2013/14 budget a detailed investigation and design for noise prevention treatments along Shiraz Boulevard, which runs parallel to Ocean Reef Road between Archer Street and Lenore Road.

Cr Cvitan agreed with the amendment.

‘When you drive along Ocean Reef Road there’s a dip from Shiraz Boulevard down towards Wanneroo Road and the noise does funnel up through that particular part of Shiraz Boulevard,’ he said.

The motion was carried unanimously and public consultation will be carried out, with results presented at a future council meeting.