Council supports cafe owners
ROAD CLOSING FOR 16 WEEKS
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.