FAQs - November 2017

    What is the Lathlain Traffic Management Plan (LTMP)?

    The LTMP is a report that was developed with the aim of improving road safety and traffic issues throughout the suburb.  It suggests appropriate traffic management treatments to various streets to address current issues and limit the impact of future traffic growth.

    The report is available from the document library.

    What are the goals of the LTMP?

    There are three main issues that the plan aims to address:

    • Improve traffic safety by reducing traffic speeds.
    • Reduce rat-running and limit traffic growth though the suburb.
    • Maintain an even distribution of traffic on all roads.

    While there may not be evidence of speeding or hooning at present, the plan is being implemented suburb-wide to ensure that no particular route becomes more attractive than others in future.

    In the past, when a reactive approach has been taken towards traffic calming on local roads, the road being treated achieves an improvement in traffic speed but a side-effect of this is that traffic becomes displaced to a parallel road and the problem is shifted elsewhere.

    Can I comment on the LTMP itself to determine whether it proceeds?

    No. The document was open for public comment between 13 November 2014 and 16 December 2014 and has since been endorsed by Council for implementation at the 8 March 2016 Council meeting. While it appears a long time ago, the LTMP has been steadily in progress for the last three years.

    Why is there the publicity for the project now?

    The LTMP actions would ultimately take ten years to fully implement at the current rate. This has now been consolidated into two years as passed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 13 December 2016 (Item 15.4).

    Previously, community notification would be held with residents in the vicinity of individual projects but as a number of projects will now be completed simultaneously, it appears beneficial to undertake consultation with the community at once for all projects. This way, comments and concerns can be incorporated into the design for all projects rather than just one.

    When are the information sessions/workshops and what is planned?

    Sessions are currently planned to be held at Lathlain Community Function Room on:

    • Tuesday 21 November 2017 

    • Wednesday 29 November 2017

    The format of the workshops is expected to be as follows:

    • Background refresher on the LTMP (overview, why, what, where).

    • Interactive workshop to choose locations and types of treatments on each road.

    • Opportunity to complete questionnaire/survey to raise items for consideration in final design.

    I am unable to attend sessions – can I still make comments?

    If you are unable to attend, you can make comments by sending an email to the project team at lathlaintraffic@vicpark.wa.gov.au

    What type of treatments are planned?

    At the workshop, attendees will be presented with a range of typical treatments such as humps, chicanes and islands and given the opportunity to decide which is most appropriate to the streets in question.

    There is no perfect solution and there will always be compromises that have to be made.  For example, speed humps are small, take little space and do not limit on-street parking; but the downside is that they can generate noise/vibration and do not contribute to a pleasing street environment.

    On the other hand, blister islands can be effective in speed management with little traffic noise, can have trees planted in them to improve street appearance but they are large/long so can block access to properties and also restrict on-street parking.

    The Residents directly impacted will be given the chance to decide what issues are most important to them, which will then guide the final design.

    Typical treatments with a list of advantages and disadvantages of each can be seen in the document library of this project on the main page.

    What projects have been completed from the LTMP to date?

    The following projects have been completed:

    • Gallipoli Street (Streatley Road to Midgley Street) – angled slow point installed 2014/15 financial year (FY)

    • Streatley Road (Goddard Street to Gallipoli Street) – blister island installed 2014/15 FY

    • Streatley Road and Goddard Street intersection – roundabout installed 2015/16 FY

    • Enfield Street (Roberts Road to Goddard Street) – slow points and intersection plateau installed 2016/17 FY;

    • Enfield Street (Goddard Street to Gallipoli Street) – tabletop hump installed 2016/17 FY.

    Where can I get more information and keep informed of progress?

    You have already completed a major part of this by registering here at Your Thoughts.  As you have registered your interest in the project, you will be on our email list to be notified of future updates at http://yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/ltmp

    Alternatively you can contact lathlaintraffic@vicpark.wa.gov.au for any specific information.

FAQs - February 2018

    Which Streets in Lathlain are to have traffic calming?

    The LTMP highlights various streets throughout Lathlain where traffic calming measures are necessary to address existing issues and reduce the impact of future traffic growth.

    Scheduled projects:

    LocationExtentScheduled Completion
    McCartney CrescentGoddard Street to Roberts Road
    Saleham StGallipoli Street to Goddard Street
    Goddard StreetMidgley Street to Howick Street
    Gallipoli StreetMidgley Street to Howick Street2017/18
    Goddard Street & Saleham StreetIntersection
    Cornwall StreetCastle Way to Gallipoli Street2018/19
    Streatley RoadCastle Way to Gallipoli Street2018/19
    Staines StreetGallipoli Street to Goddard Street
    Egham RoadGallipoli Street to Goddard Street
    Cookham RoadGallipoli Street to Goddard Street