Loch Street, Nedlands - Proposed Parking Restrictions

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The volume of traffic and vehcile parking has created sight distance issues for vehicles exiting driveways on Loch Street.

Loch Street is distributor road providing connectivity with other major roads and carries in excess of 7,000 vehicles per day.

As a result it is considered that the provision of parking on both sides of the street is now inappropriate given the function of the street and availability of existing parking on the west side which is under jurisdiction of the Town of Claremont.

Following investigations by the City, it is proposed to install “No Stopping Road or Verge” signs on the east side of Loch Street between Carrington Street and Bedford Street.

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The engagement period closed on 20 August 2018.

The volume of traffic and vehcile parking has created sight distance issues for vehicles exiting driveways on Loch Street.

Loch Street is distributor road providing connectivity with other major roads and carries in excess of 7,000 vehicles per day.

As a result it is considered that the provision of parking on both sides of the street is now inappropriate given the function of the street and availability of existing parking on the west side which is under jurisdiction of the Town of Claremont.

Following investigations by the City, it is proposed to install “No Stopping Road or Verge” signs on the east side of Loch Street between Carrington Street and Bedford Street.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

To participate in this project, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register (if not already registered). This will enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project.


You can do any of the following to be involved:

  • Review the information, FAQs and proposed designs in the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Complete the quick poll, do you support the proposed parking restrictions?
  • If you would rather provide individual feedback, please use the feedback tab below
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)

Please note that all feedback is assessed regardless of the tool that is used. It is advisable to provide your feedback using the tool that best suits your needs. Multiple submissions by an individual is assessed as one submission. All feedback received via email and by letter will also be placed on this engagement page.

Project updates will be provided via the newsfeeds for as the project progresses.

The engagement period closed on 20 August 2018.

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CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

As a resident on the street, in the proposed area that the council wishes to place the new signage, I am well aware of the traffic and parking issues currently raised. I am adamant that these issues will be made worse if the proposed signage is installed. The issue with the street is not people who are parking on the verge, its more the parking of cars on the street that I believe poses a problem. The street simply isn't wide enough to handle parking of cars on the street and allow for traffic to flow successfully in each direction. I've also found this out the hard way with many near misses. The verge parking currently allows for my guests, tradespersons and other visitors to safely exit their vehicles when visiting my property and enables them to park without having a genuine fear of being hit by passing traffic or block the footpath and crossover. As stated by other residents, the verge actually allows most of us to safely enter and exit our properties numerous times every day. Without this ability, I would expect far worse an accident to occur. If the signage were to be installed, I personally would have no other option but to reverse out each and every time. For my family, friends and visitors, this risk is elevated even more due to the fact that my property's land and subsequent driveway is below the street level. I struggle to reverse out with my vehicle's tail high in the air, hoping for a glimpse up the street before committing to my exiting however this is not made any worse with people parking on the verge.
Please Nedland's council, address the traffic issue with suggestions such as "slow points" or speed humps, or in my opinion remove the patchy street parking but do not take away the right that allows us to safely live and interact in a family suburb such as Nedlands, albeit on a busy road.

B. Heard 8 months ago

I think everyone would acknowledge that Loch Street is a busy road. We have had our "verge runway" for more than 20yrs We have also had two parked cars on the road written off as well as a pet dog. We know the danger. Since the couple in No. 16 moved in I have rarely seen them use their return (as mandated by the Council rules at the time of building) to come out forward onto Loch Street.
Surely this means of exiting only makes the "line of sight" even more difficult and dangerous for them - yet they complain.

In our time here we have experienced 4 new houses being built on either side of us and across the road. This has meant a plethora of trucks,cars, supervisors and "tradies". Were there complaints then? Well not from us. In fact, to my knowledge, there was never any complaints about our cars on the verge over 20 + year from any of our previous neighbours next door!.
Another point I would like to make is that from Monday to Friday my wife leaves for work at 6:30 am and returns home at around 4:30pm. I leave to go to the gym on Stirling highway on three mornings at around 6:45 or I leave to take my grand-daughter to school in Attadale around this time and return usually around 9:30. So there can hardly be a "real" problem going to work or school - the busiest times. Usually, the residents at No.16 don't return home passing our verge. So the complaint is really during the day where one car might stand but also during the "lighter parts of the day. Surely no one builds in Loch Street and does not know that it is a busy and dangerous street.
As I also pick up my granddaughter from school in Attadale after school most days I usually leave the house around 2pm and return at 4:00 - 4:30pm. So there would be little problem with their school run.

I feel the proposal is not really facing up to some real needs and possible solutions for residents.
Firstly, we are baffled that in the proposal it is noted that Loch street "carries in excess of 7,00 vehicles per day'" yet there is minimal to no traffic calming put in the street. Why?
Is it because it is a boundary road with Claremont and there is a problem between both councils?
So we the residents continue to suffer.
I'd suggest that some could be of great use near the Carrington Street round-about to slow those coming down over the hill.

Secondly, my wife is frequently disturbed at night by the noise from a loose manhole which is outside the house at No. 16. The noise of the cars driving over it is both loud and incessant and quite inconvenient when one has to get up at 5:30 am. for work. Can this be attended to please?

Thirdly, to move our cars off the verge and into our driveway puts us in the very dangerous spot that we have tried to avoid. Backing out onto Loch Street is dangerous. As our friends in No 12 used to say, "Backing out of his driveway was the most challenging thing he did each day."
As a point of interest I note that Claremont Council is not applying such restraints on the opposite side of the street as you are proposing.

Fourthly, I think the simplest way to possibly resolve this issue of "visibility" is to install a mirror as is often used at 'T' juntions and underpasses to see oncoming traffic. This would eliminate the need to install the " No Stopping Road or Verge" signs between Carrington and Bedford Street. We would also be able to still invite our family and friends to visit and for them to park on our verge or road.

No. 14 Loch Street

John Waller 8 months ago

Our concern is safety.
We are concerned with the issue of safety for our family. As the road is downhill from Carrington St, it increases the risk of an accident as usually, people speed as they go downhill.
Today we were going out (not reversing as the front of the car was facing the road towards Loch Street). We could see our left side but our right hand side was completely blocked because of the two cars parked on the verge. When I came out, there was a car coming toward me. Luckily, the other car was travelling at a slow pace, so we escaped an accident.
7000 cars passes Loch Street daily.
After a few events, we are thinking that we are extremely lucky.
We are law abiding citizens and rate payers.
We are hoping that council will come up with a plan to avoid disasters in our lives.
Residents of 16 Loch Street

gksharma 8 months ago

Good evening my husband and I reside at number 14 Loch Street Nedlands and have been at this address for over 25 years. Our home is one of the original weatherboard cottages with a standard driveway. This drive way does not allow for our cars to drive in and turn around so that they can face out when departing our home. We do understand that all new builds require by council law for drive ways to be built with the facility to allow cars to turn around and be able to leave frontwards.

Loch Street has become busier and that is why my husband and I park on our verge to enable a safe departure from our house. In other words we are able to exit front ways and not be forced to reverse out onto a busy street. Number 16 Loch street has emailed us to ask us to park in our drive way. This family's new home does have the facility to turn their vehicles around and exit front ways onto Loch Street. They choose not to do this and always back out onto the street, which is why they are complaining to you.

My husband is over 70 and I am 67 and in order for us to be able to depart our home safely we need to be able to access our verge for parking of our vehicles. In the years we have lived on Loch Street two of our cars have been written off by vehicles heading down the street at speed and crashing into the vehicles. Luckily we were not in the vehicles at the time, however, it caused us undue cost and inconvenience to replace these vehicles.

Further to this conversation in all the time we have lived here there has been no introduction of any kind of traffic calming in the street. There has been a number of suggestions over the years but nothing has materialised. We realise that it is a boundary road but the area does also house a number of aged residents (I meansresidents who are in the 85+ category). It absolutely dumfounds both my husband and I about the speed with which vehicles hurtle down the hill towards the highway. I am surprised that no one has been severely injured while trying to cross the road safely.

Jennifer Waller 9 months ago