Safe Active Street Program - Elizabeth Street and Jenkins Avenue

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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.

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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:

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

  • Stage 2 construction on hold

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    about 1 month ago

    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.

    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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    4 months ago

    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...

    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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    4 months ago

    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 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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    8 months ago

    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

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    8 months ago

    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

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    9 months ago

    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

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    10 months ago

    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

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    11 months ago

    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

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    over 1 year ago

    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

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    over 1 year ago
    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.