De­ci­sion on High en­dorsed

Melville Times - - News - Leah Roberts

THE City of Fre­man­tle has en­dorsed the High StreetStir­ling High­way up­grade.

At the cen­tre of the State Govern­ment plan is a round­about at the in­ter­sec­tion with Stir­ling High­way, as well as a widen­ing of the High Street me­dian strip to sep­a­rate traf­fic and trees.

Fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion, un­der­passes un­der High Street and Stir­ling High­way were added to the re­vised plan to im­prove con­nec­tiv­ity for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists.

Of­fi­cers rec­om­mended that the coun­cil en­dorse the plan if ob­jec­tives sur­round­ing the golf course were con­sid­ered.

The re­port rec­om­mended: “min­i­mum or man­aged im­pact on Booyem­bara Park, re­tain 9 holes and par 34 at the pub­lic golf course, and fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion for any build­ings and or fa­cil­i­ties to be re­placed.”

An amend­ment was made by Cr Jon Stra­chen to “re­quire that a State Govern­ment agree in prin­ci­ple to a trans­fer of an area of Main Roads WA free­hold and re­serve land at Clon­tarf Hill to an A-Class re­serve to off­set the loss of AClass and C-Class re­serves as a re­sult of the project”.

Mayor Brad Pet­titt read out a state­ment from Fre­man­tle MLA Si­mone McGurk, who said the State Govern­ment was sup­port­ive of the idea and will­ing to take it for­ward.

Deputy Mayor In­grid Waltham said the meet­ing was a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion.

“Through this process we have some re­ally good out­comes,” she said.

Main Roads is still in the con­cept de­sign phase.

The ten­der phase is ex­pected to run from Jan­uary to March 2019.

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