Cottesloe council gives tick to draft works plan

Cottesloe council gives tick to draft works plan

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A DRAFT five-year works plan approved by Cottesloe council could include a $70,000 crossing over Marine Parade.

The draft plan includes allocations for work on roads, laneways, drains, footpaths, park, vehicles and buildings across the town until 2021-22.

However, it is subject to budget discussions at the end of each financial year.

“The first year of the five-year plan, once adopted, will form the basis of the 2017-18 financial year infrastructure budget,” a staff report said.

The report said the Marine Parade crossing was requested by the council’s community safety committee to improve facilities for the Wearne Centre on Gibson Street.

About $223,000 from the proposed 2017-18 road program comprises $45,000 for traffic management on Napier Street, a combined $88,000 for resurfacing parts of Andrews Place and Station Street, with the rest set aside to modify other undetermined roads for safety.

It also includes widening to 2m a 380m-long section from Forrest to Napier streets at a cost of $62,000 and upgrading Marine Parade bike path at a cost of $161,534.

The draft plan has allocated $30,000 for drains, while $170,000 has been set aside for right of way lane (ROW) sealing in the next 12 months.