Name change for roads

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Street watch -

FRASER Road and Fraser Road North in Can­ning Vale are set for a name change fol­low­ing con­cerns about public safety.

From July 1, Fraser Road North in the City of Gos­nells will be known as Board­man Road, while the part of Fraser Road in the City of Can­ning will be re­named Can­de­loro Road.

Geo­graphic Names Com­mit­tee’s chair­man Bruce Roberts said the orig­i­nal names were too sim­i­lar and caused con­fu­sion.

“There have been in­stances where emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles have gone to the wrong ad­dress, which is clearly dan­ger­ous and un­ac­cept­able,” he said.

“Road names are rarely changed; this is be­ing done be­cause the names are too sim­i­lar and both in the same sub­urb of Can­ning Vale.

“We un­der­stand this may be in­con­ve­nient for some res­i­dents and are very sym­pa­thetic to their con­cerns, but com­mu­nity safety must come first.”

Mr Roberts said the name change was mooted af­ter res­i­dents re­ported on-go­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with de­liv­er­ies, in ad­di­tion to the con­fu­sion ex­pe­ri­enced by emer­gency ser­vices.

He said the com­mit­tee had ad­vised Aus­tralia Post, WA Po­lice, St John Am­bu­lance, the Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, the WA Elec­toral Com­mis­sion and the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion of the de­ci­sion.

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