Background to the project
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7 June 2021
The Laverton Schools precinct refers to the area between Bladin Street and the Princes Freeway which encompasses four major schools and a smaller language school. A number of concerns have been raised about the traffic in this area including speeding, short-cutting through residential streets, inadequate school crossing points and the need for better street lighting to improve safety in the precinct.
Council is seeking feedback from local residents and people who drive through this area during peak periods (school pick up/drop off times) to help us identify locations of concern and to understand patterns of movement through the precinct.
The aim of this project is to capture all the issues and risks in the area to inform the development of appropriate solutions to ease traffic congestion and improve safety and connectivity in this section of Laverton.
This project will focus on creating safe paths of travel for school students and may involve reduced vehicle speeds, treatments designed to decrease the likelihood of crashes, increased separation of vulnerable road users from vehicles and increased pedestrian and cyclist connectivity.
Council has received funding from TAC to undertake this issue analysis study and will be seeking further funding from TAC to implement the traffic treatments that are developed from this study.
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Please note that all suggested traffic treatments will be reviewed and evaluated based on existing road rules, design standards and feedback from other stakeholders.
Members of the project team will be onsite at Henderson Reserve (Henderson Street, Laverton - opposite the Western Autistic School) on Saturday 15 May 2021. Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm to discuss the traffic issues you face in the area.
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Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.
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