Congestion at the intersection of Wellington Road and Walter Road West, which is causing serious delays for residents and headaches for local retailers, will be addressed under a WA Labor Government.
Shadow Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and WA Labor candidate for Morley Amber-Jade Sanderson have announced a $1 million fund to tackle one of Morley's most congested roads.
The intersection of Walter Road West and Wellington Road is regularly at a standstill with cars entering Coventry Village and the Galleria Shopping Centre banking up traffic.
In 2004, The City of Bayswater reported a survey they conducted showed Coventry Village “attracting an additional 300 vehicle entries from Walter Road West and an additional 500 entries along Wellington Road during weekend peak periods”. Read the City of Bayswater Report here.
Ms Saffiotti said congestion around the Galleria was a major problem.
“There are a number of initiatives that we are keen to introduce to address the issue and improving the intersection on Wellington Road and Walter Road West is an important one," she said.
Ms Sanderson said congestion at this intersection is a nightmare for local residents and businesses.
“For the last eight years the Liberal party have neglected to address growing congestion on our roads, and failed to deliver on several promises to improve transport options in the area.
“Residents regularly raise concerns with me about the safety of these congested roads, that is why WA Labor is committed to developing a management plan for congestion in the area," she said.
“This will be done in consultation with local residents and businesses to ensure the plan is implemented in line with community wishes.
“Only a WA Labor Government can be trusted on tackling congestion and delivering better transport options to the people living in the electorate of Morley.”