Coun­cil sup­ports cafe own­ers

ROAD CLOS­ING FOR 16 WEEKS

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

CITY of Swan coun­cil­lors gath­ered at Slate Cafe over the week­end to sup­port the busi­ness ahead of tem­po­rary road clo­sures.

Coun­cil­lors Rod Hen­der­son, Ian John­son, Claire Scan­lan, An­drew Kiely, David McDon­nell, Patty Jones, Peter Lyndon-James and Mayor David Lu­cas went to the cafe on Satur­day morn­ing with their friends, fam­ily and dogs to en­joy a cup of tea in a show of sup­port.

A por­tion of Mar­shall Road in Ben­nett Springs and Day­ton Boule­vard in Day­ton is now closed for 16 weeks as part of the New Lord Street pro­ject.

Cr Lu­cas said the tem­po­rary road clo­sure was an es­sen­tial part of the pro­ject but it was im­por­tant to sup­port the cafe while the clo­sure was in place.

“The cafe own­ers recog­nise why Coun­cil made the de­ci­sion to pro­ceed with the tem­po­rary road clo­sure of Mar­shall Road, and ap­pre­ci­ate that coun­cil­lors turned out to show their sup­port for the busi­ness,” he said.

“We en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to sup­port this great lo­cal busi­ness, which will re­main open for the next 16 weeks and can still be eas­ily ac­cessed from the west end of Mar­shall Road.”

Cr Lu­cas said the clo­sure would en­able works to be com­pleted safely.

“This full road clo­sure will en­able con­struc­tion works to be safely com­pleted in a shorter pe­riod of time, re­duc­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion and in­con­ve­nience for all af­fected res­i­dents and road users,” he said.

Coun­cil­lor Peter Lyn­donJames said nearby lo­cal busi­nesses would re­main open over the next 16 weeks.

City of Swan coun­cil­lors came to­gether to sup­port Slate Cafe on Satur­day ahead of road clo­sures.

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