Controlled pelican crossing earmarked for Curtin Avenue in Cottesloe


A pelican crossing will keep beachgoers safe from traffic the Curtin Avenue-Forest Street intersection. Picture: Jon Bassett.
A pelican crossing will keep beachgoers safe from traffic the Curtin Avenue-Forest Street intersection. Picture: Jon Bassett.

BEACHGOERS, train users and the annual summer flood of teenagers from across Perth will get a controlled pelican crossing from Cottesloe train station across Curtin Avenue to Forrest Street and Cottesloe Beach.

“This is a good for the town and the result of our staff’s close liaison with Main Roads,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said.

The council has been talking to Main Roads WA, Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett and the Department of Transport since December last year after residents’ requests and a petition for a crossing.

Councillors voted at their December meeting to send Main Roads location plans for the crossing.

Construction is expected to start in the next three months.