What we've been doing
Meet Leon, our Travelsmart Officer
We aim to provide residents with better public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure and responsive traffic management.
As a provider, we ensured:
- The provision of our Travel Smart Officer and a team of experienced transportation engineers.
- The creation of a suitable safe cycling environment on Macrae Road.
- Provision, renewal and maintenance of footpaths and roads, with 507km of road swept and maintained, 480km of footpath maintained, 13,872m of road resurfaced and 4,037m of path renewed or constructed in 2016/17.
- The City's first Interactive Speed Signs were installed on Archibald St to reduce driver speeds so people feel the comfort and convenience of feeling safe walking and riding on their local streets in front of their house.
- The implementation of Parking Management Plans for Canning Bridge and Riseley activity centres including pavement Stickers placed at strategic locations to assist in finding parking places.
Working towards sustainable and connected transport the City of Melville focused on optimising key road networks, promoting safe active streets through non motorised transport and showcased alternative transport to cars.
The City successfully obtaining National and State Blackspot funding and completing the following works with a total budget of over $473,625:
- Closure of Macrae Road at the Gairlock Street intersection
- Improved merging lanes on Marmion Street at the Rome Road intersection
- The City of Melville TravelSmart and Roadwise Committee was established in partnership with WA Police and Main Roads WA.
- As a regulator of the City Centre Structure Plan, we ensured pedestrian, cycling and public transport provisions were incorporated.
- As part of the Murdoch Precinct Master Plan and the City’s Transport Management Strategy and Bike Plan, a shared path project along Murdoch Drive between Piney Lakes and Sutherland Close has been completed with the aim of increasing cycling as a viable mode of transport. This was 50% funded through the Perth Bike Network Grants administered by the Department of Transport.
- Facilitated the creation of City of Melville Bike Plan (2012).
- In addition to linkages with Perth Bicycle Network with adjoining local governments, we ensured the delivery of safe routes to schools, identification of crash hazards, and provision of end of trip facilities.
We advocated for:
- Promotion of alternative forms of transport through the TravelSmart program.
- Applications for funding for more bicycle paths, bus stops and alternative transport infrastructure and upgrades.
- A safe and user‑friendly public transport system that allows people to move around the City and provides access to employment, facilities and service.