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.

  • Tender for works proceeding

    4 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

    5 months ago
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    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

    7 months ago
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    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

    10 months 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

    11 months ago
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    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.

  • Monitoring and evaluation to obtain baseline data has been completed

    11 months ago
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    Jacobs, Consulting Engineers (appointed by the Department of Transport) undertake monitoring and evaluation on all post and pre-construction Safe Active Street (SAS) projects across eight metropolitan local government areas. The purpose is to:

    • establish a baseline of performance for the route prior to implementing the SAS design for all pre-construction routes; and
    • evaluate the performance of the route against the overall SAS program objectives for all post-construction routes.


    Initial baseline work has been undertaken on the City of Nedlands project.

    To establish a baseline of the type of users along the route (and parallel roads) and their current behaviour (speed...

    Jacobs, Consulting Engineers (appointed by the Department of Transport) undertake monitoring and evaluation on all post and pre-construction Safe Active Street (SAS) projects across eight metropolitan local government areas. The purpose is to:

    • establish a baseline of performance for the route prior to implementing the SAS design for all pre-construction routes; and
    • evaluate the performance of the route against the overall SAS program objectives for all post-construction routes.


    Initial baseline work has been undertaken on the City of Nedlands project.

    To establish a baseline of the type of users along the route (and parallel roads) and their current behaviour (speed / direction of travel / interaction with other users) the following data collection activities were undertaken:

    • Video surveys at defined points along the SAS route. These video surveys will capture the typical profile of activity along the route for two weekdays and one weekend day
    • Parking utilisation surveys along the SAS route. These surveys will capture the typical use of on street parking along the route for one weekday and one weekend day
    • Pneumatic tube counts along the SAS route (and parallel roads). These counts will capture vehicle speeds, vehicle types and direction of travel. These surveys will be carried out over a seven day period.


    Cameras were located at intersections to capture vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist movements and angled to the carriageway.

    Who will have access to this information

    Video survey footage will be captured by Jacobs sub-consultant Edge Transport Solutions. The captured footage will then be classified automatically by an algorithm that will run through the footage to determine the type of user on the street – i.e. vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians. The footage will be accessible to both Jacobs and our sub-consultant Edge Transport Solutions for the purpose of reporting on the baseline of activity on the SAS route. The Department of Transport is the ultimate owner of the footage.

  • Feedback now being analysed

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year ago
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    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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year ago
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    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.