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Upper Swan intersection proposal

THE City of Swan will set aside $1 million on its long term strategic financial plan to construct a roundabout at an Upper Swan intersection near the Ellenbrook Speedway.

At the council’s Wednesday, July 5 meeting Ellenbrook ward councillor David McDonnell put forward a motion that the council include the money in  the city’s 2018-19 long term strategic financial plan.

Ellenbrook ward councillor Patty Williams seconded the motion which said the council should investigate and undertake further safety measures at the Ellenbrook Rd, Railway Pde and Maralla Rd intersection, where practical, in the interim.

The motion also said the city should not implement a barrier closure of Ellenbrook Rd in light of the issues associated with fire and emergency access and transport network efficiency.

It also said the proposed roundabout should be included on the city’s list of advocacy priorities.

The councillors changed the officer’s recommendation, which had called for the city to further investigate options for safety improvements in the area and to present the results to the council as part of the city’s business planning and budget process.

They said they changed the officer’s recommendation so as to allow work to start as soon as possible to address the road safety issue at the intersection.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

One comment

  1. Safety measure eh? What about fixing the traffic fiasco at Horace Street and Great Northern Highway BEFORE the unnecessary and unwanted petrol station is built behind the soon to be partly demolished Darling Range Hotel.

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