Road closure decision deferred
NEDLANDS Council deferred the controversial road closure of Nidjalla Loop at the intersection of Alfred Road in Swanbourne during a council meeting in July.
Councillors delayed the closure, pending a report from staff on further traffic engineering advice from City of Nedlands consultants and following liaison with the residents’ traffic engineering consultants. City staff will set out further options to ease the impact of through traffic in the Swanbourne High School subdivision.
Mayor Max Hipkins said that, following the residents group employing their own traffic consultant, council decided to allocate a further $20,000 budget to the investigation.
Wongin Way resident Alex Kailis said the residents’ Transgroup report identified that traffic would be diverted to Servetus Street or Devon Road if Nidjalla Loop was closed.