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?

The community engagement on the proposed concept designs are now finalised. Further engagement will be planned (if required) following Council's decision to proceed/not proceed with the project.

Follow this engagement page to keep updated on the project.

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 still can:

  • 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
  • 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.


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?

The community engagement on the proposed concept designs are now finalised. Further engagement will be planned (if required) following Council's decision to proceed/not proceed with the project.

Follow this engagement page to keep updated on the project.

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 still can:

  • 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
  • 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 now being analysed

    4 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who has participated in this project. The City has received over 100 items of feedback along with the feedback received from the Community Information Sessions.

    The feedback will now be analysed with a report to be prepared for Council consideration. Updates on progress and the analysis of the feedback will be provided on this engagement page.

    Thank you for your contributions.

    Thank you to everyone who has participated in this project. The City has received over 100 items of feedback along with the feedback received from the Community Information Sessions.

    The feedback will now be analysed with a report to be prepared for Council consideration. Updates on progress and the analysis of the feedback will be provided on this engagement page.

    Thank you for your contributions.

  • Community Information Sessions - Feedback Received

    4 months ago
    Have your say

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Information Sessions. 55 people registered for these sessions and provided great feedback to the City. The City has reviewed the feedback and provided commentary, please see the document library.

    This information will form part of the community engagement feedback analysis.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Information Sessions. 55 people registered for these sessions and provided great feedback to the City. The City has reviewed the feedback and provided commentary, please see the document library.

    This information will form part of the community engagement feedback analysis.

  • Traffic effects

    5 months ago
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    The City has received some feedback in relation to the possible effects of traffic which might be displaced as a result of this project and the median strip in Broadway across the Elizabeth Street intersection. We provide the following information:

    • The safe active street is intended to prioritise active travel along this route. Non-local car traffic is well catered for on the surrounding network.
    • Given there’s only 1,500 vehicles per day at the eastern end of Elizabeth Street, the restriction of right turn movements at Elizabeth/Broadway will be low impact and is appropriate. The surrounding road network can easily absorb ...

    The City has received some feedback in relation to the possible effects of traffic which might be displaced as a result of this project and the median strip in Broadway across the Elizabeth Street intersection. We provide the following information:

    • The safe active street is intended to prioritise active travel along this route. Non-local car traffic is well catered for on the surrounding network.
    • Given there’s only 1,500 vehicles per day at the eastern end of Elizabeth Street, the restriction of right turn movements at Elizabeth/Broadway will be low impact and is appropriate. The surrounding road network can easily absorb this, and turning movements onto Broadway are well supported with roundabouts at Princess/Broadway and Edward/Broadway. This aspect of the proposed safe active street was independently evaluated through an external peer review process and endorsed. In addition, in terms of property access, the properties between Kingsway and Broadway can be accessed via Princess Road or Edward Street.
    • Modifying the Elizabeth/Broadway intersection as well as the central median on Broadway will achieve significant safety benefits as there are a number of conflicting movements at this intersection, which compromise pedestrian and cyclist safety. As this route is largely focused on improving safe access to schools, UWA and other local destinations.
    • Intersection turn movements will be collected in March to establish a baseline prior to implementation as well as identify user behaviour trends at this intersection. Subsequent detailed design will take this data into consideration.
  • Second Community Information Session held

    5 months ago
    Cis 19 feb

    The second Community Information Session was held at the Loreto Primary School, Nedlands on Monday night (19 February) with approximately 27 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.

    The second Community Information Session was held at the Loreto Primary School, Nedlands on Monday night (19 February) with approximately 27 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.

  • First Community Information Session held

    5 months ago
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    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

    6 months 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.