Road project gives Gay Street residents a quieter life

Published on Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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Residents’ concerns over ‘noisy’ speed humps along Gay Street in Huntingdale should soon be alleviated as the City of Gosnells begins work to replace them with more effective traffic calming treatments.

The project, which is being funded through a $250,000 Department of Transport grant thanks to lobbying by Southern River MLA Terry Healy, will involve removal of the existing traditional speed humps and installation of new ‘slow points’.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said Gay Street residents had expressed concern about the noise caused by vehicles going over the speed humps and praised Mr Healy’s action to make the project a reality.

“This is a terrific example of local and State government working together for the benefit of the community,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Speeding and hoon behaviour has long been an issue for local residents, which is why the speed humps were initially installed. However, it became clear that a more appropriate solution was needed.

“This project would not have happened as quickly without State Government funding.”

The work will be carried out in two stages, with the State grant enabling installation of three new traffic treatments between Cardiff Loop and Potter Street during May and June.

Stage 2 is currently being finalised and will involve installation of additional slow points between Potter Street and Warton Road, taking the project through to September. The existing speed humps will be removed once the new slow points are completed.

“We have listened to the Huntingdale residents most affected by the speed humps on Gay Street, and I’m pleased to be able to deliver on my election commitment to fund the removal of the speed bumps,” Mr Healy said.

“This is a wonderful example of a project that has achieved the best outcome for our community and I’m pleased to have worked collaboratively with the City of Gosnells to make it happen.”

Residents can contact the City on 9397 3000 for further details about the project.