Sorry, wrong number

Sorry, wrong number

HOMEOWNERS on a stretch of Lambeth Circle in Wellard are facing a bureaucratic nightmare after discovering their homes have the wrong house numbers.

Twenty-seven properties between Henley Boulevard and Wittering Court were sent a letter by the City of Kwinana that said house numbers would jump by 110.

The properties already have triple digit numbers. House numbers must be changed by April 24.

Construction of the full loop of Lambeth Circle is yet to be completed and more lots than initially expected have been created.

Mother-of-two Allyce Paulsen rents with her brother in his four-year-old Lambeth Circle home and said people had not been told why the house numbers must change.

‘It’s definitely a massive inconvenience,’ Ms Paulsen said.

‘The council’s tried to help a bit by offering a three-month postal re-direct; they sent us the Department of Transport form and will notify utilities.

‘They will pay up to $10 for new numbers on letterboxes but some people here also have numbers on their back laneway.

‘In a way, it’s like changing your name when you get married but this isn’t a choice, it’s sprung on us and should’ve been thought out better.’

Marie Jorgensen has lived in that section of Lambeth Circle for three years and said the change was ‘a bit annoying’.

Resident Lovesesh Kumer added: ‘Everyone feels bad about it because it adds so much stress.’

Letterbox and house numbers from Bunnings vary from $2.05 for stick-on labels to $19.15 for stainless steel numbers.

According to the Australia Post website, a three month re-direct costs $39.55.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said a change to lot densities within The Village at Wellard meant the current number allocation for homes in Lambeth Circle was insufficient.

The City is responsible for ensuring street numbers are correct.

‘Street numbering is required to be consistent throughout the entire street to assist with emergency services, mail deliveries and numerous other services,’ she said.

The City will also notify Landgate and the Electoral Commission on behalf of residents.