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 commenced.

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

Follow this engagement page to keep updated on the project.

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.

You can:

  • 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 newsfeeds for updates as the project progresses

This is an important project for the City of Nedlands and the Perth metropolitan area.

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 commenced.

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

Follow this engagement page to keep updated on the project.

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.

You can:

  • 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 newsfeeds for updates as the project progresses

This is an important project for the City of Nedlands and the Perth metropolitan area.

  • Updated Drawings

    about 1 month ago
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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.

    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

    about 2 months ago
    Sas

    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 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

    2 months ago
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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.

    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.

  • Works commencing on 9 September

    3 months ago
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    The construction of the Safe Active Street for Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue is commencing from Monday 9 September 2019 from the Broadway end of Elizabeth Street.

    The City has appointed contractors, WCP Civil to undertake the project which will be undertaken in two stages.

    • Stage 1: Elizabeth Street, from Broadway to Dalkeith Road (completed by Christmas).
    • Stage 2: Jenkins Avenue, from Dalkeith Road to Bay Road (early January 2020 to March 2020).

    The work will be undertaken in a staged process, completing three blocks at a time. Works will be undertaken between Monday to...

    The construction of the Safe Active Street for Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue is commencing from Monday 9 September 2019 from the Broadway end of Elizabeth Street.

    The City has appointed contractors, WCP Civil to undertake the project which will be undertaken in two stages.

    • Stage 1: Elizabeth Street, from Broadway to Dalkeith Road (completed by Christmas).
    • Stage 2: Jenkins Avenue, from Dalkeith Road to Bay Road (early January 2020 to March 2020).

    The work will be undertaken in a staged process, completing three blocks at a time. Works will be undertaken between Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7:00am – 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.

    Please refer to the document library for detour plan for the first section of Stage one. The Broadway intersection and access to the Broadway Shopping Centre will be impacted for at least three weeks while this section is completed.

    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 visit this engagement page to find out more about the project as it progresses.

    For further enquiries, please contact the City’s Project Manager, Paul Beasley on (08) 9273 3500.

    Thank you for your patience while this work is being undertaken.

  • Safe Active Street Program - Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue - Tender Approved

    5 months ago
    Decision

    The Council at its meeting on 25 June 2019, approved the tender for the construction of the Safe, Active Street Project for Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue.

    The City will now liaise with the successful tenderer to develop the construction time frames. When these have been completed residents and the community will be advised accordingly.

    Please visit the City’s website to view the minutes and report (Item 13.7 page 81 of the PDF).

    The Council at its meeting on 25 June 2019, approved the tender for the construction of the Safe, Active Street Project for Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue.

    The City will now liaise with the successful tenderer to develop the construction time frames. When these have been completed residents and the community will be advised accordingly.

    Please visit the City’s website to view the minutes and report (Item 13.7 page 81 of the PDF).

  • Tender for works proceeding

    9 months ago
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    The City is progressing with the tender for the commencement of this construction project. The closing date for tenders will be on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. The City will review all submissions and prepare a report for Council consideration.

    To check out the final designs, please visit the document library.


    The City is progressing with the tender for the commencement of this construction project. The closing date for tenders will be on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. The City will review all submissions and prepare a report for Council consideration.

    To check out the final designs, please visit the document library.


  • Designs now being finalised

    10 months ago
    Sas
    The City and Department of Transport (DoT) completed design review meetings with residents along the streets, schools and other stakeholders during November and December 2018.

    These sessions followed community engagement activities undertaken during February 2018, and the subsequent report adopted by the Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 May 2018.

    The outcomes from the design review meetings have resulted in changes to the final design proposal, as follows:

    • Parallel parking between Kingsway and Viewway deleted at the request of Nedlands Primary School to facilitate the schools preferred pick up and drop off arrangements.
    • Raised plateau approach gradients were flattened...

    The City and Department of Transport (DoT) completed design review meetings with residents along the streets, schools and other stakeholders during November and December 2018.

    These sessions followed community engagement activities undertaken during February 2018, and the subsequent report adopted by the Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 May 2018.

    The outcomes from the design review meetings have resulted in changes to the final design proposal, as follows:

    • Parallel parking between Kingsway and Viewway deleted at the request of Nedlands Primary School to facilitate the schools preferred pick up and drop off arrangements.
    • Raised plateau approach gradients were flattened from 10H:1V to 15H:1V along the Safe Active Street to improve the cyclist experience and to reduce perceived vehicle noise.
    • The shared pedestrian path along Dalkeith Road reduced in width from 3.0m to 2.5m to accommodate resident concerns over reduced verge green space.

    The tender process will progress from mid-February with an expected construction to commence in May 2019. Residents and property owners will receive advice prior to the commencement of construction which will include information of City and contractor contact details and the works being undertaken.

    In addition to the works on the road, as part of this project the City will be assessing opportunities to plant street trees in Jenkins Avenue and Elizabeth Street with the view to enhancing the street-scape.

    If there is a planting opportunity on your nature strip, the City has a preferred species list of trees. To request a tree, please contact the City’s Parks Services department to register. If you don’t have a preference, the City will choose an appropriate species for you.

    The final designs will be available for viewing shortly.
  • Designs completed to 85% completion

    12 months ago
    Workshop

    The designs for the safe active street project have now progressed to 85% completion.

    If you are a property in the area, you should have received correspondence from the City regarding an information session to discuss the designs.

    Please contact us if you would like to discuss this next phase of the project. Call us on 9273 3500, or send us an email (council@nedlands.wa.gov.au), or ask us a question on this engagement page.

    The designs for the safe active street project have now progressed to 85% completion.

    If you are a property in the area, you should have received correspondence from the City regarding an information session to discuss the designs.

    Please contact us if you would like to discuss this next phase of the project. Call us on 9273 3500, or send us an email (council@nedlands.wa.gov.au), or ask us a question on this engagement page.

  • Detailed design has commenced

    over 1 year ago
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    The staff at the City are progressing with undertaking site surveys and the detailed design. During this time, and particularly at key design points, further localised engagement will occur with the residents, schools and organisations impacted by this project.

    This is an exciting City project and we look forward to working with you through the design phase.

    The staff at the City are progressing with undertaking site surveys and the detailed design. During this time, and particularly at key design points, further localised engagement will occur with the residents, schools and organisations impacted by this project.

    This is an exciting City project and we look forward to working with you through the design phase.

  • Safe Active Street is approved by Council

    over 1 year ago
    Gavel

    The results from the community engagement activities undertaken for this project indicate a high-level of support for the project.

    A report on the project together with the community engagement results (see document library) were presented to Council at its Committee meeting on Tuesday, 12 June and progressed to Council at its meeting on Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

    The Council approved for the project to progress, as per the following resolution:

    "Council recognises the level of community support for the Safe Active Streets Program in Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue, and authorises the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a contractual...

    The results from the community engagement activities undertaken for this project indicate a high-level of support for the project.

    A report on the project together with the community engagement results (see document library) were presented to Council at its Committee meeting on Tuesday, 12 June and progressed to Council at its meeting on Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

    The Council approved for the project to progress, as per the following resolution:

    "Council recognises the level of community support for the Safe Active Streets Program in Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue, and authorises the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a contractual arrangement with the Department of Transport for the delivery of the project fully funded by the Department."

    To read the report, please visit the City's website (Your Council, Agenda, Minutes and Reports), TS Reports (TS11.18, Page 2) and to view the Minute (TS11.18 on Page 11).

    The City looks forward to working with the community, residents and local schools in the area to progress this project. The detailed designs will now progress and these will be communicated as the project progresses.

    For further updates please visit this engagement page or call a member of the project team.