Traffic is the top concern
THE most recent Community Scorecard for Cockburn shows more than 30 per cent of respondents see traffic as a problem in the area .
This financial year, the City of Cockburn will spend $11.25 million upgrading local roads, using a combination of local, state and federal government funding.
Blackspot funding will be used to install right turn arrows at Spearwood Avenue/Rockingham Road and a second approach lane at Jandakot/Warton Roads.
Key projects for this financial year include the widening of Spearwood Avenue from two to four lanes from Beeliar to Yangebup Drive, including the reconstruction of several intersections.
The Russell/Hammond roads intersection in Cockburn Centre will be turned into a four-way roundabout.
A further $1.2 million will be spent on road rehabilitation and re-surfacing.
The Community Scorecard revealed 78 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the city as a place to live, and it ranked well against other local government areas.
Streetscapes, local area development, safety and security and footpaths and cycles ways were also indentified as issues.
Eighty per cent of those surveyed wanted more trees in Cockburn. The council plans to spend $1 million this year on street trees and native planting.