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.