East Road & Wanneroo Road Intersection
This issue has dated back as early as 2004 with ongoing issues at this busy intersection. East Road Intersection is on the boundary of Hocking and Pearsall and is one of the major entry and exit points for Hocking and Pearsall residents.
Advocacy to take action on this project started with Former Cr Glynis Monks back in 2004 but as time has gone on we have had the upgrade of the Ocean Reef Road overpass by Main Roads WA and more developments in the local area.
I have restarted this advocacy as I have been contacted by many residents and local businesses in the area. I tabled a motion on notice at the Ordinary Council Meeting in May 2022 to consider the traffic safety issues and an upgrade of the intersection.
The City advises that Main Roads WA (MRWA) recently conducted a Road Safety Audit of the intersection and the report recommendations are currently being reviewed by MRWA and the City's Traffic Engineers. Wanneroo Road is managed by MRWA, while East Road is the responsibility of the City. The City will continue to discuss the options for modifying the East Road / Wanneroo Road intersection with MRWA and investigate opportunities for funding as part of State Government Black Spot Programme.
The City has received a letter from Premier Mark McGowan stating that Main Roads and the PTA are currently working on documentation for Black Spot Funding for this intersection.