Win for locals

Work in Adams Road.
Work in Adams Road.

City of Nedlands technical services director Mark Goodlet said works to resolve drainage issues started on June 19 and should be finished at the end of July.

‘Over the past 18 months, the City has worked hard in consultation with the residents to get to this point and to resolve the access and drainage issues associated with this project,’ Mr Goodlet said.

He said the project would cost about $135,000.

Resident John Adamson said he was mindful of the absurdity of the dispute and its great expense to the City of Nedlands.

Mr Goodlet said delaying the works had cost the City more staff time and recourses than anticipated, which would be hard to estimate in dollar terms.

Mr Adamson said the bottom line was that residents had come to a sensible compromise that should have happened many years ago.

‘In a few weeks I won’t have to go out and sandbag the road when it rains ” the road will finally have adequate drainage and we can get on with our lives,’ he said.