Driv­ing tests on road to Suc­cess

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THE ela­tion of a passed driv­ing test and the frustration of a fail will no longer be felt in Willagee, with the lo­cal li­cens­ing cen­tre to be moved to Suc­cess in late 2018.

A Depart­ment of Trans­port (DoT) spokes­woman said a re­view of re­quire­ments found the Willagee cen­tre, which opened in 1997, was no longer fit for pur­pose.

The new Driver and Ve­hi­cle Ser­vices Cen­tre will slot in next to Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege on the cor­ner of Beel­iar Drive and Ham­mond Road, Suc­cess, in the City of Cockburn.

The DoT spokes­woman said the fa­cil­ity, an­tic­i­pated to open in late 2018, would pro­vide a cen­tral and ac­ces­si­ble lo­ca­tion for its cus­tomers.

“Cockburn is the most ap­pro­pri­ate lo­ca­tion for the pro­vi­sion of DoT ser­vices due to its strong pop­u­la­tion growth, a re­sult of large scale res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ments at Port Coogee and along the Kwinana Free­way south of Cockburn Cen­tral,” she said.

The Cockburn site will pro­vide mo­tor­cy­cle and car as­sess­ments but was not con­sid­ered suit­able for heavy ve­hi­cle as­sess­ments, which were on the de­cline in Willagee.

“With more park­ing, a sep­a­rate area for prac­ti­cal driv­ing tests, larger floor space with com­fort­able wait­ing ar­eas and im­proved cus­tomer ser­vice touch points, the de­sign of the new Cockburn Cen­tre will pro­vide an im­proved cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence,” the spokes­woman said.

The Willagee Li­cens­ing Cen­tre will be mov­ing to Suc­cess later this year.

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