Lane out of line
Yanchep residents concerned about traffic volumes on access lane.
YANCHEP residents are concerned a lane built behind homes to access commercial developments will not be able to handle the amount of traffic generated.
Emily Batchelor said Ikara Lane, which ran beside a fuel station, medical centre, storage units and two undeveloped lots, was not built to minimum design standards.
“I have genuine concern for the safety of road users, pedestrians, patrons of businesses within the subdivision, and residents who live on Avon Road,” she said.
Plans for a development at 5 Ikara Lane, which includes a pizza store, shops, an office and a childcare centre, recently went out for public consultation.
City of Wanneroo planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson said the City received two submissions – one representing 18 owners or residents.
Mr Dickson said the $1.5 million development application would be considered by the council at a date yet to be determined.
Mrs Batchelor said residents whose properties backed onto the lane wanted a traffic study done to show the impact all the developments would have.
“Ikara Lane is not equipped to handle the volume of traffic that this subdivision will produce,” she said.
Mr Dickson said Ikara Lane was not a formal laneway but common property providing access to the blocks fronting Yanchep Beach Road.
“The proposed development is estimated to generate around 694 vehicle movements per day,” he said.
“The access easement was originally approved through subdivision at the request of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.”
Avon Road residents have safety concerns for Ikara Lane.