RESIDENTS NOT CONSULTED
THE Murdoch Drive Connection is being built without consulting any of the almost 800 Murdoch Chase residents, the project's most significantly impacted residential stakeholders. Our main concerns are: 1. Murdoch Chase residents will be denied direct access to Murdoch Drive from Farrington Road. The new plan would require us to increase travel distance from about 1.5km to about 3.5km to these places and increase travel time from five minutes to 30 minutes during peak hours.
2. The plan will result in more cars travelling through Farrington Road. This will also impact Leeming residents and businesses.
3. Exiting Murdoch Chase onto Farrington Road through the big roundabout is already a challenge, in particular during rush hour.
4. There is significant dust, noise and vibration suffered by residents whose houses are near the project site.
At a briefing to the Bibra Lake Residents Association, it was obvious that the project was rushed through to meet a deadline set by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.