Roads ten­der awarded

North Coast Weekender - - News - Communitynews Lucy Jarvis

THE State Gov­ern­ment has named a pre­ferred con­trac­tor for the Wan­neroo Road and Joon­dalup Drive in­ter­change as res­i­dents con­tinue ob­jec­tions to the $50 mil­lion project.

Fol­low­ing a com­pet­i­tive ten­der process, CPB Con­trac­tors will part­ner with Main Roads to de­liver the project over 18 months, start­ing early site works such as sur­vey­ing in Au­gust.

Res­i­dents have high­lighted on­go­ing con­cerns with the project in re­cent email ex­changes with Wan­neroo MLA Sabine Win­ton and the City of Wan­neroo.

“Coun­cil, lo­cal res­i­dents, lo­cal schools and lo­cal busi­ness con­cerns have been raised by the com­mu­nity, with a fo­cus on the im­pacts to lo­cal roads and com­mu­nity safety,” res­i­dent Barry McEloney said.

Res­i­dent Mark Car­ruthers said traf­fic on Joon­dalup Drive was likely to de­crease when the pro­posed White­man-Yanchep high­way was built.

Mr Car­ruthers sug­gested an over­pass at the Neer­abup Road-Wan­neroo Road­F­lynn Drive in­ter­sec­tion would make more sense.

Ms Win­ton said while she dis­agreed and there was a need for the Joon­dalup Drive over­pass, she would work to find so­lu­tions and mit­i­gate the im­pacts on res­i­dents.

Dur­ing a griev­ance last month and in emails, the MP said the City had been ad­vo­cat­ing for the in­ter­change.

In a project up­date, Main Roads said there were va­can­cies on the com­mu­nity li­ai­son group, which will be­come a con­struc­tion ref­er­ence group in Septem­ber.

Nominations can be made by email­ing en­[email protected]­roads.wa. by Au­gust 3.

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