The Town will shortly be undertaking traffic counts on the majority of roads throughout Lathlain. There will be 44 traffic counters placed in strategic locations in the road network of Lathlain in the first week of April 2019 for about eight days (see the list). The information is being collected so that staff can undertake a full evaluation of existing traffic calming treatments already completed and provide a foundation for future engagement with relevant stakeholders.
Lathlain is bounded by primary distributor roads in the north and east: Great Eastern Highway and Orrong Road, Roberts Road being a district distributor B in the south and Perth-Thornlie railway line in the west. Given the locality, cut-through traffic has been seen within the precinct’s road network. In addition, major developments are currently taking place in the precinct, such as the Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project.
The Town has been taking measures to maintain residential amenity and road safety on one hand and support developments on the other hand. Traffic engineering consultants were engaged to undertake precinct-wide traffic studies and recommend suitable measures to control traffic distribution and to improve road safety. The Lathlain Traffic Management Plan was derived from the precinct-wide traffic studies and has been systematically implemented throughout the precinct since 2015. This plan was implemented with moderately higher intensity in the years of 2017 and 2018 before being suspended due to community concerns.
Should you require further information about traffic counting works, please contact the Town’s Technical Services staff, Patrick Bingham or Simon Lee, on 9311 8111. Traffic complaints or requests for traffic treatment should be addressed to the Town’s Traffic and Transport Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Equitable Access Zone FAQ
March 8, 2019
Why this project?
Zone 7 has been created to enhance streetscape amenities and improve accessibility to the Lathlain Precinct through various infrastructure upgrades. Once the wide project is complete, there is expected to be an increase in both vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the wider and local community makes use of the features available. The focus for the Equitable Access project is upgrading the roads surrounding Lathlain Park including McCartney Crescent, Goddard Street, Roberts Road, Bishopsgate Street and providing connectivity to the Victoria Park Train Station to promote the use of public transport to the area.
What work will take place?
Reconfiguration of parking along McCartney Crescent, Goddard Street, Bishopsgate Street and Roberts Road to maximise parking options. Provision of wider footpaths, additional landscaping and trees for shade, public seating, bicycle paths and bicycle parking infrastructure along the surrounding roads to improve pedestrian and bicycle access. Traffic management devices along McCartney Crescent, Goddard Street, Bishopsgate Street and Roberts Road including the intersections are also key elements.
How will extra traffic be accommodated?
Once the Lathlain Precinct project is complete, it is expected that there will be some increase in traffic in the area, as more people come to use and enjoy the facilities available to the community. Current parking will be reconfigured to maximise its use, but there will be a strong emphasis on improving public transport and encouraging walking and cycling. Cycle lanes have already been installed on peripheral streets starting with Bishopsgate Street, and new lighting, footpaths and streetscape improvements are being planned for other roads surrounding the oval.
Approved parking concept plan modified
December 17, 2018
The requirement for additional traffic calming treatments being installed in McCartney Crescent has meant the approved concept plan for parking has needed to be modified in the detail design. This detail design is now well progressed with the final design for construction tender happening very soon.