Nedlands: City wants feedback on $1.2m Waratah Avenue overhaul

Waratah Avenue in Dalkeith.
Waratah Avenue in Dalkeith.

WITH Dalkeith’s Waratah Avenue village precinct set to undergo a $1.2 million upgrade, the City of Nedlands wants feedback from locals.

The first stage of the project focuses on Waratah between Alexander and Adelma Roads, with concept plans for an upgraded streetscape and new raised pedestrian-friendly crossing.

Mayor Max Hipkins said previous community feedback indicated the need for a wider footpath.

“Stage one is designed to improve pedestrian access to the shopping strip and village, while at the same time, slowing vehicle speeds to improve pedestrian safety,” he said.

The design will result in a loss of around 10 parking bays, with 294 to remain in the precinct.

Stage two proposes a new roundabout at the Waratah Avenue and Alexander Road intersection and upgrades to Genesta Park and Genesta Crescent.

“Stage one of the project will predominantly be supported by municipal funding, but the $205,000 road resurfacing component will have two-thirds funded by Main Roads WA,” Mayor Hipkins said.

The plans are available to view at yourvoice.nedlands.wa.gov.au and the City is seeking comments from people who work, visit or live in the area, own a property or run a business.

Community information sessions will be held at Nedlands Community Care at 97 Waratah Avenue from 4pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 6.30pm on September 12.

The feedback period closes October 1, with council set to consider the project in its November meetings.