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.
Zone 7 update - May 2018
May 3, 2018
The endorsed concept plan for 90 degree parking along the southern side of McCartney Crescent is being reviewed to fit in with the newly planned traffic calming measures for McCartney Crescent, developed with community input.
A Request for Quotation for the McCartney Crescent engineering detail design for parking has closed and is being reviewed for consultant selection. These construction works will follow the traffic calming works and will be programmed to minimise impact on Perth Football Club home games for the 2018 season.
Unrelated water and gas main works are currently occurring in nearby streets.