Round­about plan on the ta­ble

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By ROSANNA CANDLER

A NEW round­about is planned for one of the most danger­ous and built-up in­ter­sec­tions in Subiaco, out­side the Sta­tion Street Mar­kets.

Subiaco Coun­cil en­dorsed the pro­posed round­about, plus other works, for the Sta­tion and Hood streets in­ter­sec­tion at a com­mit­tee meet­ing last week.

A 2013 study iden­ti­fied the in­ter­sec­tion as one of the most danger­ous in Subiaco, with at least 18 car crashes recorded in five years.

Cr Lyn­ley Hewett said the in­ter­sec­tion was an “ap­palling bit of road­work” con­sid­er­ing the amount of traf­fic around the mar­kets and Wool­worths car park.

“If it has Black Spot fund­ing, then we are obliged to do some­thing right now,” she said.

Cr Mark Burns said there were of­ten 15 or more cars wait­ing up to 40 min­utes on Hood Street to en­ter the mar­kets car park.

Cr Lee Hem­s­ley said the City needed to do more re­search as there were “ma­jor legal and plan­ning prob­lems” with the round­about.

Cr Hem­s­ley said the pro­posed Coles-Tar­get devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion at the Sta­tion Street Mar­ket site com­pli­cated the City’s plans.

“If this devel­op­ment is not built, then we will have a tiny half-me­tre foot­path on the cor­ner,” he said.

“Go­ing ahead with ap­proval and com­mit­ting funds to the project be­fore a de­ci­sion is made on the mar­kets devel­op­ment is a bit pre­ma­ture.”

The Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity will de­ter­mine the mar­ket site devel­op­ment in July.

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