Monday, 15 June 2020
Statements by Members
Moore Electorate: Road Safety
A traffic and construction management plan is required to facilitate the safe transportation of approximately 800,000 tonnes of limestone boulders required as construction material for the new breakwater walls to be built at Ocean Reef Marina. The limestone will be sourced locally from the DevelopmentWA quarry at Neerabup.
A quick calculation will reveal that an estimated 20,000 truck movements with prime movers and trailers will be required in order to move that tonnage from the quarry, through our suburbs and to the coast. This activity will place enormous strain on our local roads, including Hodges Drive, Ocean Reef Road, the Mitchell Freeway, Neerabup Road, Marmion Avenue, Wanneroo Road and Burns Beach Road, depending on the route taken. Many of these roads contain school pedestrian crossings. The presence of heavily laden trucks on busy suburban roads will pose a risk to residents unless effective traffic and construction management plans are implemented to mitigate the noise, dust and road safety issues for our local community. The construction project is expected to create between 200 and 300 local construction jobs. The start of the construction of the Ocean Reef Marina has long been anticipated. However, our community deserves for construction to be carried out safely, and that is why I'm calling for a traffic management plan.