Safe Active Street Program - Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue

The City is progressing with a proposal to modify Jenkins and Elizabeth Streets to implement a safe active street project for the residents of Nedlands.

The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Department of Transport as part of their Safe Active Street Program to deliver safer and more people-friendly active streets. This project starts from the Town of Claremont boundary at Bay Road, along Jenkins Avenue to Dalkeith Road, to connect with Elizabeth Street and stopping at the Broadway intersection with Elizabeth Street (City of Perth boundary).

The project follows on from other projects recently constructed by the Department of Transport in Shakespeare Street, Mount Hawthorn; Leake Street and May Street in Bayswater and Surrey Road in Belmont. The outcomes of these projects are influencing the best design solution for the City of Nedlands' project.

The focus on the design is based around safety, residential amenity and users of the streets to provide a safer road environment for everyone. The design establishes a higher priority for pedestrians and bike riders (of all ages) but does not reduce the amenity for the vehicle driver by changing intersection priorities and creating a 30kmh low-speed environment.

The Council endorsed the community engagement report and the amended concept designs at its meeting on 26 June 2018. The amended concept designs resulted from feedback received from the engagement activities.

Further specific engagement on the proposed detailed design (at 85% completion) has been undertaken with residents, schools and other stakeholders.

The City has now completed the designs and the tendering process for construction has been completed.

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

  • Review the information, FAQs and designs in the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)
  • Read the updates below as the project progresses
  • If you have not already done so, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register to enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project.

The City is progressing with a proposal to modify Jenkins and Elizabeth Streets to implement a safe active street project for the residents of Nedlands.

The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Department of Transport as part of their Safe Active Street Program to deliver safer and more people-friendly active streets. This project starts from the Town of Claremont boundary at Bay Road, along Jenkins Avenue to Dalkeith Road, to connect with Elizabeth Street and stopping at the Broadway intersection with Elizabeth Street (City of Perth boundary).

The project follows on from other projects recently constructed by the Department of Transport in Shakespeare Street, Mount Hawthorn; Leake Street and May Street in Bayswater and Surrey Road in Belmont. The outcomes of these projects are influencing the best design solution for the City of Nedlands' project.

The focus on the design is based around safety, residential amenity and users of the streets to provide a safer road environment for everyone. The design establishes a higher priority for pedestrians and bike riders (of all ages) but does not reduce the amenity for the vehicle driver by changing intersection priorities and creating a 30kmh low-speed environment.

The Council endorsed the community engagement report and the amended concept designs at its meeting on 26 June 2018. The amended concept designs resulted from feedback received from the engagement activities.

Further specific engagement on the proposed detailed design (at 85% completion) has been undertaken with residents, schools and other stakeholders.

The City has now completed the designs and the tendering process for construction has been completed.

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

  • Review the information, FAQs and designs in the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • Contact a member of the Project Design Team (see Who's Listening on this page)
  • Read the updates below as the project progresses
  • If you have not already done so, please register using the Register to get Involved tab above. It is important that you register to enable you to receive ongoing updates on the project.
  • Works program

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    Stage 2 of Safe Active Streets is progressing well with the following timeline expected:

    • Sector 1: Dalkeith to Vincent - COMPLETE
    • Sector 2: Vincent to Taylor - Start date 14 Sep 2020, expected completion 20 October 2020
    • Sector 3: Taylor to Rockton - expected start date 16 October 2020, expected completion 24 November 2020

    Further updates will be posted to this page.


  • Re-commencement of Work on Jenkins Avenue, Nedlands

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    The City apologises for the previous delay in delivering Stage 2 of the Safe Active Streets project and we appreciate the community's patience.

    WCP Civil will be recommencing the works from Monday, 10 August 2020. The work will commence from Dalkeith Road and continue along Jenkins Avenue for a period of three months until completion. However, this will be dependent on the weather and resources.

    The delay in completing this work was impacted by COVID-19, but also due to an audit of Stage 1, commissioned by the City to identify any changes that could be implemented based on reviewing the Elizabeth Street portion of work. The audit identified an opportunity to improve the design along Jenkins Avenue based on this audit, whilst acknowledging the need to maintain the project within the existing budget.

    The key changes involve:

    • Removal of the raised plateaus through the intersection with the exception of the one at Dalketh Road
    • Installation of road humps adjacent to tree nibs approximately mid-way between intersections
    • Reduce the gradient on the Dalkeith Road plateau.

    The changes have been approved by the Department of Transport and Main Roads WA, The modifications are expected to improve cyclist safety by providing a gentler slope and an option to bypass the road humps if desired.

    The new design is available to view in the document library. Images of how these road humps look on road surfaces can be viewed in the Photo Library.

  • Further Delay in Recommencing Project

    Unfortunately the work scheduled to recommence on the 22 June 2020 has been deferred.

    The City apologises to the community for the unforeseen delays in enabling this work to be completed as originally planned.

    We are currently in neogiations with the contractor to discuss when this work will be rescheduled and the new expected timelines for completion. Being Winter, this work could still see further delays due to bad weather.

    In the interim, the City is taking immediate action to improve the onsite temporary traffic management and remove excess soil currently stored on the verge.

  • Jenkins Avenue Road Upgrades - Recommencement of Works

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    WCP Civil will be re-starting the Jenkins Avenue road upgrades on behalf of the City of Nedlands.

    Road re-surfacing and associated works will recommence from Dalkeith Rd on the 22 June 2020 and continue along Jenkins Avenue for a period of 3 months until completion however this will be dependent on the weather and resources.


    The works will include:

    • Road / intersection alterations
    • New drainage
    • Profiling of existing road
    • New kerb
    • Footpath accommodation works
    • Asphalt surfacing

    Works will be undertaken during weekdays between the hours of 7:00am - 6:00pm. Some preparatory works may need to be undertaken outside of these times and dates.

    Road closures will be installed with detours positions around the work site. Local traffic will continue to have access whilst the closures are in place. On site traffic controllers will aid as required.

    If you have any enquiries relating to the staging of the works or access to your property, please contact the WCP Civil Site Supervisor Michael Flower on 0448 270 629 or WCP Civil Project Manager Shaun Lynch 0455 909 689.

  • Stage 2 construction on hold

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    The City of Nedlands advise that due to Government Restrictions regarding COVID-19, Stage 2 of the Safe Active Streets project Jenkins Ave is momentarily on hold for approximately 4 weeks. Further updates will be posted via Newsfeed when a re-mobilisation date has been confirmed.

  • Stage 2 to begin construction 9 March 2020

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    The City is progressing with the construction of the long awaited Safe Active Street for Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue. The first stage of the project is almost complete, and Stage 2 (Jenkins Avenue, from Dalkeith Road to Bay Road) will be commencing on Monday 9 March 2020. The project will be constructed by WCP Civil on behalf of the City of Nedlands.

    Road re-surfacing and associated works will commence at the Dalkeith Road end of Jenkins Avenue and continue along Jenkins Avenue for a period of approximately 4 months until completion, however this will be dependent on the weather and resources.

    WCP Civil will be undertaking the construction work in a staged process, completing three blocks at a time. Works will be undertaken between Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm. Road closures will be in place for the works with detours around the work site, however local traffic will continue to have access whilst closures are in place.

    Due to the complexity of these works, WCP Civil will be updating all directly affected residents on the progress of the works each fortnight and providing information on any road closures and detours where applicable.

    Please ensure that you test your reticulation system and report any faults to the City within two weeks of the works being completed. After this period the City cannot be held responsible for repairs.

    You can view the design and traffic management plan via the document library.

    Should you have further enquiries, please contact the WCP Site Supervisor Michael Flower on 0448 270 629 or WCP Project Manager Shaun Lynch on 0455 909 689. Alternatively, you can contact the City's representative, Paul Beasley on (08) 9273 3500.

  • Elizabeth Street/Bruce Street Roundabout - Road Resurfacing

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    WCP Civil will be carrying out road re-surfacing works on behalf of the City at the Elizabeth street/Bruce Street roundabout.

    The re-surfacing will commence on Monday 17 February between the hours of 7:00am - 6:00pm, for a period of 2 days to lower the newly constructed speed humps.

    Road closures will be installed with detours positioned around the work site. Local traffic will continue to have access whilst the closures are in place, on-site traffic controllers will aid as required.

    Should you have any further enquiries, please contact the WCP Site Supervisor Michael Flower on
    0448 270 629 or WCP Project Manager Shaun Lynch 0455 909 689.

    Further updates will be posted to this page.
  • Updated Drawings

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    There are updated drawings available for viewing in the document library.

    Works progressed from Broadway to Archdeacon Street this week with new asphalt to be laid within the coming weeks. Western Power have confirmed they will relocate the street light outside the Broadway Fair Shopping Centre on Wednesday 6 November.

  • Update - Stage 1: Elizabeth Street

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    Construction is progressing well with Stage 1 of our Safe Active Street Program and is on track to progress further up from the Broadway end of Elizabeth Street shortly.

    You can see current photos of the works, here.

    Further updates will be posted to this page.

  • Construction commenced - Safe Active Streets Stage One

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    The first stage of construction of the Nedlands Safe Active Streets program has now commenced. Construction began on 9 September on the Broadway end of Elizabeth Street and is scheduled for completion before Christmas.

    This collaborative project between the City & the Department of Transport will create a safe thoroughfare for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists with the focus of the design based around safety and residential amenity.

    Further updates will be posted to this page.