Res­i­dent avoid road clo­sure

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

CLARE­MONT res­i­dents have suc­cess­fully ar­gued to keep open some­times con­gested Cliff and Brae roads near Methodist Ladies Col­lege and Christ Church Gram­mar School.

The coun­cil had pro­posed the streets’ per­ma­nent clo­sure, so sec­ond public com­ment and plan­ning pe­ri­ods would not be needed if an ini­tial six-month trial was suc­cess­ful.

How­ever, Cliff Road res­i­dent Van­dra Lee said buy­ing a house next to the schools and not ex­pect­ing con­ges­tion twice a day was like “buy­ing land next to an air­port and then com­plain­ing about air­craft noise”.

Ms Lee said there could be a speed limit in school hours.

Mayor Jock Barker said the coun­cil had dis­cussed the prospect of a re­stric­tion with Cottes­loe MLA Colin Bar­nett, be­fore coun­cil­lors voted unan­i­mously not to par­tially close the roads.

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