Cen­tre plans out soon


Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THE Phoenix Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre struc­ture plan, built around mak­ing the shop­ping cen­tre precinct more pedes­trian friendly, will go out for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion in Au­gust.

The draft plan was set to be put out for pub­lic con­sid­er­a­tion for the stan­dard four weeks in June.

But there were calls from lo­cal busi­nesses for an ex­tended pe­riod so traf­fic mod­el­ling could be prop­erly con­sid­ered.

Cock­burn’s plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment ser­vices di­rec­tor Daniel Arndt said the Depart­ment of Plan­ning granted con­sent for an ex­tended 60-day ad­ver­tis­ing pe­riod last Tues­day.

“As the city’s con­sul­tants have ad­vised, the de­tailed traf­fic mod­el­ling will not be com­pleted un­til the end of this month, the for­mal ad­ver­tis­ing of the Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre Struc­ture Plan and Rock­ing­ham Road up­grades will not start un­til early Au­gust,” he said.

“The city has, how­ever, al­ready be­gun dis­cus­sions with landown­ers and ten­ants on Rock­ing­ham Road about the sug­gested changes and will con­tinue to do so ahead of the for­mal ad­ver­tis­ing pe­riod.”

The plans are all about mak­ing the shop­ping cen­tre precinct more pedes­trian friendly.

In­cluded are new shop­ping cen­tre en­tries, new gath­er­ing spots fea­tur­ing play equip­ment and art­work, and im­proved pedes­trian con­nec­tion.

Rock­ing­ham Road could be re­duced to one lane and the speed limit set at 50km/h.

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