A Safety Barrier built by Main Roads on Great Eastern Highway at Mann St. in Mundaring has created an unintentional hazard: a blind spot for traffic turning right onto Great Eastern Highway.
The fence was designed to force pedestrians to cross the busy highway in marked crossings, but from the angle of view from cars waiting at the Mann St. intersection, the vertical bars of the safety fence line up to become opaque. This makes it difficult for drivers trying to cross east-bound lanes to see if cars are coming, and to determine which lane they are in to judge if it is safe to start the turn.
The upgrade cost $770,000. Save Perth Hills suggests this poorly designed feature be fixed before there is a major accident.
Trek the Trails participants enjoyed beautiful weather this year. Save Perth Hills attended the fair at the end of the trail and distributed free Save Perth's Hills car stickers. If you received one, please make sure it finds it's way onto the rear window of your car. Consider it a rolling petition. And if you feel strongy about preserving the Hills, contact your local Member of Parliament
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This from a press release from Norman Moore, Minister for Mines and Petroleum:
“ The State Government has taken steps to prevent future coal mining in the Margaret River area by terminating all pending applications for coal exploration activities within a 230-square kilometre zone.”
A courageous move by the Minister? Perhaps. Does this mean the Capes region is safe? No, just this 230 sq. km area. Does it mean mining companies can apply elsewhere, and localities cannot ban mining in their jurisdiction but have to meet each expensive challenge? Yes.
We suggest that this is not over.
Ian Radisich, brother of the late Jaye Radisich MP Swan Hills, has announced his intention to pre-select as Labor candidate for the same seat his sister held. The 29 year old project management consultant said, "I'm enthusiastic, and I want to effect change for the people of Swan Hills."
It sounds like Ian and the Perth Hills Planning Bill would be a natural fit.
Jaye Radisich passed away 3 months ago after a long battle with cancer.
The state election will be held in March 2013. The seat is currently held by Frank Alban (Lib), who does not support the Bill.