Success Hill to Railway Parade Principal Shared Path

August 2019

The latest stage of consultation on the three alignment options for the Success Hill to Railway Parade Principal Shared Path (PSP) alignment concluded in May 2019. The Department of Transport received 76 responses, including 75 online and 1 by phone. This table summarises the total 76 responses:

Feedback report

For a full copy of the responses click here.

Council decision

COUNCIL RESOLUTION – ITEM 10.12 at the Ordinary Council Meeting 17 July 2019
That Council:
1. Notes the recent consultation undertaken by Department of Transport in May 2019 since Council’s earlier resolution OCM – 10/02/18;
2. Notes that following feedback from the community concerning the loss of trees, two additional alignment options that use more of the road space were prepared and provided to the community for feedback;
3. Notes the result of the survey of 76 people which indicated that 48% of those surveyed preferred option 3 which involves reducing the road width for the length of the principal shared path, to minimise use of the verge space and impact on existing vegetation;
4. Provides in principal support of option 3 and requests the Department of Transport undertake detailed design of option 3.
5. Rescinds OCM – 10/02/18 that states (in part) that Council: 3. Approves in principle the revised concept plan 245215-54- SKE- 001 Rev A for the design and construction of the Railway Parade Principal Shared Path subject to: (i) any vegetation requiring removal being replaced 3:1 along the Principal Share Path through the Town of Bassendean as per the previous offer; and (ii) the Department of Transport implementing the “Green Route” pilot project to support activation of the proposed Railway Parade Principal Shared Path.
6. Notes the Department of Transport’s commitment to implement a “Green Route” demonstration project to support activation of the Success Hill Principal Shared Path designed to be visually appealing, combining natural planting and greenery to create a more pleasant walking and riding experience by increasing natural landscaping, shade, shelter and amenity;
7. Notes recent discussions with the Department of Transport confirming that, as Option 3 minimises the removal of trees along the section of the Principal Shared Path through Success Hill, the scope of the “Green Route” plantings can be extended further along the path towards Bassendean Train Station;
8. Notes that the Green Transport Route will be designed and maintained with the involvement of the Town and the local community to ensure it complements and adds to the area’s biodiversity and character;
9. Seeks the Department of Transport to extend the scope of the Green Transport Route to include Kelly Park to achieve increased natural landscaping, shade, shelter and amenity, including lighting;
10. Approves further engagement to be undertaken by the Town via Your Say and a local letterbox drop. This is to outline the purpose of the recent consultation, to advise the community of the outcome of the consultation, to allow any feedback on the preferred option 3 in addition to providing information regarding the proposed Green Transport Route pilot; and
11. Supports a follow up report to be presented to Council at the August 2019 outlining any further feedback from the community and next steps.
12. Writes to the Department of Transport formally seeking their response on the possibility of an option 4.
CARRIED 6/1

Background

Several engagements on the project have occurred since late 2016. Feedback on the initial alignment plan developed in 2016 showed a preference that the path take a verge alignment. This concept was developed and presented to community in January 2018, with feedback showing significant concerns about tree loss. The verge alignment was endorsed by Council in February 2018 on the condition that the detailed design addressed these concerns. The detailed design process took six months to complete due to the complexity of designing the path to minimise impacts to trees. Once completed, the route alignment outlined in the detailed design was marked out within the verge (using spray paint) and a site walk through with project stakeholders and community members took place in November 2018. During the walk-through exercise with the community and project stakeholders, the community members presented their desire to consider alternative options that did not impact the trees in the verge space and expressed verbal support to explore narrowing the road in order to achieve this outcome.

Given this represented a significant shift in the initial feedback from community, two further additional alignment options for the PSP were investigated that used a portion of the road space to accommodate the path without impacting trees in the verge. Along with the original verge alignment, these were published for community feedback in May 2019.

Options

Each option contains a description along with an artist’s impression of how the option may look if constructed. To view the three proposed alignment options, please click here

August 2019

The latest stage of consultation on the three alignment options for the Success Hill to Railway Parade Principal Shared Path (PSP) alignment concluded in May 2019. The Department of Transport received 76 responses, including 75 online and 1 by phone. This table summarises the total 76 responses:

Feedback report

For a full copy of the responses click here.

Council decision

COUNCIL RESOLUTION – ITEM 10.12 at the Ordinary Council Meeting 17 July 2019
That Council:
1. Notes the recent consultation undertaken by Department of Transport in May 2019 since Council’s earlier resolution OCM – 10/02/18;
2. Notes that following feedback from the community concerning the loss of trees, two additional alignment options that use more of the road space were prepared and provided to the community for feedback;
3. Notes the result of the survey of 76 people which indicated that 48% of those surveyed preferred option 3 which involves reducing the road width for the length of the principal shared path, to minimise use of the verge space and impact on existing vegetation;
4. Provides in principal support of option 3 and requests the Department of Transport undertake detailed design of option 3.
5. Rescinds OCM – 10/02/18 that states (in part) that Council: 3. Approves in principle the revised concept plan 245215-54- SKE- 001 Rev A for the design and construction of the Railway Parade Principal Shared Path subject to: (i) any vegetation requiring removal being replaced 3:1 along the Principal Share Path through the Town of Bassendean as per the previous offer; and (ii) the Department of Transport implementing the “Green Route” pilot project to support activation of the proposed Railway Parade Principal Shared Path.
6. Notes the Department of Transport’s commitment to implement a “Green Route” demonstration project to support activation of the Success Hill Principal Shared Path designed to be visually appealing, combining natural planting and greenery to create a more pleasant walking and riding experience by increasing natural landscaping, shade, shelter and amenity;
7. Notes recent discussions with the Department of Transport confirming that, as Option 3 minimises the removal of trees along the section of the Principal Shared Path through Success Hill, the scope of the “Green Route” plantings can be extended further along the path towards Bassendean Train Station;
8. Notes that the Green Transport Route will be designed and maintained with the involvement of the Town and the local community to ensure it complements and adds to the area’s biodiversity and character;
9. Seeks the Department of Transport to extend the scope of the Green Transport Route to include Kelly Park to achieve increased natural landscaping, shade, shelter and amenity, including lighting;
10. Approves further engagement to be undertaken by the Town via Your Say and a local letterbox drop. This is to outline the purpose of the recent consultation, to advise the community of the outcome of the consultation, to allow any feedback on the preferred option 3 in addition to providing information regarding the proposed Green Transport Route pilot; and
11. Supports a follow up report to be presented to Council at the August 2019 outlining any further feedback from the community and next steps.
12. Writes to the Department of Transport formally seeking their response on the possibility of an option 4.
CARRIED 6/1

Background

Several engagements on the project have occurred since late 2016. Feedback on the initial alignment plan developed in 2016 showed a preference that the path take a verge alignment. This concept was developed and presented to community in January 2018, with feedback showing significant concerns about tree loss. The verge alignment was endorsed by Council in February 2018 on the condition that the detailed design addressed these concerns. The detailed design process took six months to complete due to the complexity of designing the path to minimise impacts to trees. Once completed, the route alignment outlined in the detailed design was marked out within the verge (using spray paint) and a site walk through with project stakeholders and community members took place in November 2018. During the walk-through exercise with the community and project stakeholders, the community members presented their desire to consider alternative options that did not impact the trees in the verge space and expressed verbal support to explore narrowing the road in order to achieve this outcome.

Given this represented a significant shift in the initial feedback from community, two further additional alignment options for the PSP were investigated that used a portion of the road space to accommodate the path without impacting trees in the verge. Along with the original verge alignment, these were published for community feedback in May 2019.

Options

Each option contains a description along with an artist’s impression of how the option may look if constructed. To view the three proposed alignment options, please click here