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Monday, 2 March 2015
Page: 1785

Mr RANDALL (Canning) (16:16): I wish to speak about a road in the Canning electorate that has caused many traffic accidents during my time in parliament. Denny Avenue in Kelmscott, where it intersects with Streich Avenue, is dangerous for both motorists and pedestrians alike due to poor planning and a high volume of through traffic. This intersection joins two major arterial roads in Kelmscott: Albany Highway and Railway Avenue, so named because a train line also passes through this intersection. Bordering this intersection is the Kelmscott train station, the newly built Spudshed and the Kelmscott shopping plaza. Denny Avenue is less than 200 metres long, so it is not hard to see why this intersection is fraught with danger.

Just last week the Armadale Examiner featured a story about this intersection on its front page. The story outlined that, due to the dangerous nature of the intersection, a local resident has started an online petition to draw attention to the need for drastic action. I have raised this matter many times with the City of Armadale and multiple ministers for transport on behalf of my concerned constituents—the current minister, Dean Nalder, should take notice of this.

While I have always received a response outlining future plans for the intersection, it is my understanding that a long-term, sustainable solution has not been approved. To further illustrate the need for immediate change, I regretfully inform the House of a traffic accident at the intersection of Denny Avenue and Albany Highway yesterday that tragically resulted in a fatality. I take this opportunity to call upon the Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder, and Main Roads Western Australia to once and for all adequately address this issue.