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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. Lower speeds are achieved by features such as:

  • Narrowing street lanes
  • Formalising parallel parking on either one or both sides of the street
  • Providing raised speed plateaus at some intersections
  • Providing red asphalt surfacing for road lanes.

Benefits of a safe active street include:

  • Providing a safe environment for all street users (pedestrians, bike riders and motorists)
  • Promoting a low-speed environment that reduces potential accidents and resulting damage
  • Improving amenity for residents
  • Maximising the opportunity for on-street parking
  • Retaining the same number of parking bays, which are clearly defined in black asphalt
  • Aiming to address the impacts from issues in other streets - for example changing priorities on some intersections will reduce vehicle speeds in the north-south direction
  • Addressing safety for children and school travel
  • A reduction in speed from 50kmh to 30kmh but maintaining due to a redesign of current constraints that will ensure a smoother flow of traffic
  • Clearly defined traffic lanes with red asphalt and flush kerbing
  • Adjusted intersections to align with traffic lanes. Side streets have stop signs and are constructed with black asphalt to clearly define the intersecting streets.

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:

  • Attend a Community Information Session (see dates on this page). You can also indicate which session you plan to attend by using the RSVP tab below
  • Review the information and proposed designs in the FAQs and the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • You can share your thoughts and have an online conversation with other community members by using the Share Your Thoughts tab below.
  • Do you have a concern or thought in regards to a specific section of the street? Drop on pin on our interactive map - there are pins for issues and thoughts.
  • If you would rather provide individual feedback, please use the feedback tab below
  • Check out the proposed designs by visiting the Administration Centre (71 Stirling Highway), Tresillian Arts Centre (21 Tyrrell Street) or Nedlands Library
  • 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. Your feedback on the proposal is important to the City.

Feedback closes 5pm on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.


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. Lower speeds are achieved by features such as:

  • Narrowing street lanes
  • Formalising parallel parking on either one or both sides of the street
  • Providing raised speed plateaus at some intersections
  • Providing red asphalt surfacing for road lanes.

Benefits of a safe active street include:

  • Providing a safe environment for all street users (pedestrians, bike riders and motorists)
  • Promoting a low-speed environment that reduces potential accidents and resulting damage
  • Improving amenity for residents
  • Maximising the opportunity for on-street parking
  • Retaining the same number of parking bays, which are clearly defined in black asphalt
  • Aiming to address the impacts from issues in other streets - for example changing priorities on some intersections will reduce vehicle speeds in the north-south direction
  • Addressing safety for children and school travel
  • A reduction in speed from 50kmh to 30kmh but maintaining due to a redesign of current constraints that will ensure a smoother flow of traffic
  • Clearly defined traffic lanes with red asphalt and flush kerbing
  • Adjusted intersections to align with traffic lanes. Side streets have stop signs and are constructed with black asphalt to clearly define the intersecting streets.

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:

  • Attend a Community Information Session (see dates on this page). You can also indicate which session you plan to attend by using the RSVP tab below
  • Review the information and proposed designs in the FAQs and the document library
  • Ask us a question by using the Ask Us a Question tab and we will respond
  • You can share your thoughts and have an online conversation with other community members by using the Share Your Thoughts tab below.
  • Do you have a concern or thought in regards to a specific section of the street? Drop on pin on our interactive map - there are pins for issues and thoughts.
  • If you would rather provide individual feedback, please use the feedback tab below
  • Check out the proposed designs by visiting the Administration Centre (71 Stirling Highway), Tresillian Arts Centre (21 Tyrrell Street) or Nedlands Library
  • 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. Your feedback on the proposal is important to the City.

Feedback closes 5pm on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.


  • First Community Information Session held

    5 days ago
    Dalkeith cis image  1 cropped

    The first Community Information Session was held at the Adam Armstrong pavilion, Dalkeith last night with approximately 30 people attending. People took the opportunity to talk to officers from the City and the Department of Transport to discuss their thoughts. Feedback during this session was recorded and will be provided to the community shortly.

    Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Don't forget there is a second Community Information Session being held on Monday, 19 February at the Loreto Performing Arts Centre from 4pm to 6pm.

    The first Community Information Session was held at the Adam Armstrong pavilion, Dalkeith last night with approximately 30 people attending. People took the opportunity to talk to officers from the City and the Department of Transport to discuss their thoughts. Feedback during this session was recorded and will be provided to the community shortly.

    Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Don't forget there is a second Community Information Session being held on Monday, 19 February at the Loreto Performing Arts Centre from 4pm to 6pm.

  • Attend an Information Session to Find out more

    19 days ago
    People coffee tea meeting

    Would you like to know more about the Safe Active Street Project for the City of Nedlands? Come and hear more and talk to a project team member at a Community Information Session. Representatives from the Department of Transport will also be in attendance to listen to your thoughts on the project.

    The Community Information Sessions will explain the proposal and provide you with an opportunity for the team to hear your views and thoughts on the proposed design.

    Would you like to know more about the Safe Active Street Project for the City of Nedlands? Come and hear more and talk to a project team member at a Community Information Session. Representatives from the Department of Transport will also be in attendance to listen to your thoughts on the project.

    The Community Information Sessions will explain the proposal and provide you with an opportunity for the team to hear your views and thoughts on the proposed design.