Baldivis resident raises safety concerns about Sixty-Eight Road

Concerned Baldivis resident Phillip Fletcher.
Concerned Baldivis resident Phillip Fletcher.

FRUSTRATED and concerned with the state of roads near his home, a Baldivis resident said it was time for the City of Rockingham to act.

Phillip Fletcher said Sixty-Eight Road was in a dangerous state due to neglect and construction at the new Baldivis high school.

“The only section that is okay is the part that was done by developers that borders their estate; the rest is full of pot holes, is crumbling and too narrow,” he said.

“Where they are building the school, construction vehicles park along the road, and cars and trucks speed along the road, with lots of twists and bends.

“It’s a miracle no-one has had a serious accident or been killed.”

He said he was sick of paying double rates.

“Where I live off Sixty-Eight Road we pay double the rates and don’t even have a street light,” he said. “I see other roads in Rockingham resurfaced and yet there’s nothing wrong with them.

“The only thing that happens here is potholes patched while entire sections of road crumbles around them.”

“The Shire continue to re-seal roads in Rockingham that are in good condition but fail badly in my area.”

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said only maintenance works would be done on the road.

“The condition of the road surface does not warrant resurfacing at this time,” he said.

“The surface condition has not reached the required intervention level to be addressed through resurfacing. However it will be listed for future upgrade and assessed annually.”

“The City will continue to undertake regular general maintenance, including pothole repair, to address any defects or safety issues.”

He said recent road improvement had been done on Sixty-Eight Road between Wandoo Drive and Eighty Road.

“The City does not consider that the road surface poses any significant risk to road users, however, the City will continue to monitor the road condition and undertake regular general maintenance as required to address any issues.”

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