End to roadside tribute
Main Roads WA has ordered that a roadside tribute to Fremantle footballer Hayden Ballantyne’s late brother be removed.
The memorial in Waikiki sparked complaints from the public and local council that it was too close to a busy road and was distracting drivers.
Brendan Ballantyne was hit by a car and killed as he walked along Ennis Avenue on September 29.
A bench, palm trees and roses for Brendan’s daughters, including his unborn baby, were placed at the spot where he died, but were taken away by his friends and family after complaints.
Main Roads said it would work with the Ballantyne family to organise a more appropriate memorial.
The memorial set up for Brendan Ballantyne.