SAFE CROSSING FOR GUILDFORD ROAD An issue that has concerned me for some time has been the lack of accessible and safe crossing points along Guildford Road. Did you know that Guildford Road carries approximately 34,000 vehicles a day and that it is 1.3 kms between the signalised crossing points of Falkirk Avenue, and the Garratt Road intersections.
My motion on a Protected Crossing Point on Guildford Road was unanimously supported by Council. "The Council request that the CEO arrange investigation of the options for a protected (signalised or grade separated) crossing point on Guildford Road (between Morrison Street and Belgrave Street) and report on the options available, inclusive of all funding options, be presented to Council by November 2019 for consideration in the City’s 2020/21 budget process."
SOUTH WARD REFERENCE GROUP
Walking and cycling make us healthier, happier, and more connected to our community and there are many opportunities to upgrade our streets to provide enjoyable and safe places to walk and ride. I think it could be of real benefit to South Ward (as has been with the West Ward Reference Group) to have a similar group focused on working with the City on improving opportunities for Walking and Cycling in our area. I think it could also benefit in seeing through the implementation of the 2014 Bayswater Local Bike Plan, and for that plan to also be re/viewed through the lens of people who actually cycle on a regular basis.
My motion was passed by Council 5 to 5 (with the Mayor using his casting vote in favour) "That subject to Council's deliberations on the suitability of the Trial Reference Group created for West Ward as a means of assessing priorities, Council establish a Reference Group or appropriate alternative model looking at priorities and opportunities to increase cycle-ability and walk-ability within the South Ward."
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
The next Local Government Election will be held on 19 October 2019.
If you have moved house or changed your name, you will need to update your enrolment to ensure that you are correctly enrolled for the next election: https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol/update-your-enrolment
The cut-off date to update your enrolment is the 31st August
MAYLANDS TOWN CENTRE
The median trees along Eighth Avenue have been successfully replaced. The trees that were there were not performing well, so have been replaced with a more suitable species for the location. The smooth barked apple tree was selected, and as they mature they will provide a lush tree canopy along the avenue to help reduce temperatures and beautify the area. Well done to Mark Short and the team.
ROUNDABOUT FOR EAST STREET
The City of Bayswater has been successful in receiving State funding under the Black Spot Program to install a roundabout at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and East Street. I have attached here the preliminary concept plan. What's shown is indicative only, and may not be the final plan. Community consultation will occur before any works begin.
If you have any questions or wish to raise any local issues, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.