Lathlain Traffic Management Plan

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A key strategic goal of the Town’s Integrated Movement Network Strategy (IMNS) is to implement the Lathlain Traffic Management Plan (LTMP). This has been developed to provide a structured process of improving road safety and resolving traffic issues throughout the suburb.

Traffic calming slows traffic in residential areas by building road humps or other obstructions. It is just one aspect of the Town's overall plan to reduce the effect of traffic on local streets.

The goal is to:

  • lower traffic speeds
  • reduce accidents
  • lower the volume of traffic
  • redistribute traffic throughout an area.

This can happen with a traffic calming plan. Developing a calming plan involves:

  • wide community consultation
  • traffic data collection
  • selection of traffic calming structures
  • effects across the whole local traffic area will be given consideration.

The initial actions of the LTMP commenced in 2015, with road improvements completed on sections of Gallipoli Street, Goddard Street and most recently Enfield Street. Council made a resolution at its meeting held in December 2016 to consolidate the remaining projects into a two-year period instead of the planned ten-year period.

In 2017 the Town of Victoria undertook community engagement , including two interactive community workshops and an online and hardcopy survey. As the proposals have been based on recommendations from workshops, the Town does not consider it is appropriate to implement further changes to the proposed options and locations of treatments unless a fundamental issue has been overlooked.

What is happening now?

At the 9 October 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to suspend the construction of the works proposed for the remaining streets included in the Lathlain Traffic Management Plan. Further consultation with the community will take place in the near future. .

How can you be involved or find out more?


A key strategic goal of the Town’s Integrated Movement Network Strategy (IMNS) is to implement the Lathlain Traffic Management Plan (LTMP). This has been developed to provide a structured process of improving road safety and resolving traffic issues throughout the suburb.

Traffic calming slows traffic in residential areas by building road humps or other obstructions. It is just one aspect of the Town's overall plan to reduce the effect of traffic on local streets.

The goal is to:

  • lower traffic speeds
  • reduce accidents
  • lower the volume of traffic
  • redistribute traffic throughout an area.

This can happen with a traffic calming plan. Developing a calming plan involves:

  • wide community consultation
  • traffic data collection
  • selection of traffic calming structures
  • effects across the whole local traffic area will be given consideration.

The initial actions of the LTMP commenced in 2015, with road improvements completed on sections of Gallipoli Street, Goddard Street and most recently Enfield Street. Council made a resolution at its meeting held in December 2016 to consolidate the remaining projects into a two-year period instead of the planned ten-year period.

In 2017 the Town of Victoria undertook community engagement , including two interactive community workshops and an online and hardcopy survey. As the proposals have been based on recommendations from workshops, the Town does not consider it is appropriate to implement further changes to the proposed options and locations of treatments unless a fundamental issue has been overlooked.

What is happening now?

At the 9 October 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to suspend the construction of the works proposed for the remaining streets included in the Lathlain Traffic Management Plan. Further consultation with the community will take place in the near future. .

How can you be involved or find out more?


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  • Hi can this program please also extend to Carlisle? We live on Star Street and have hoons using this road like its the motorplex. We could do with some speed humps to slow down vehicles and also so car bays along this street (especially up the Lathlain end of the street) as there are no areas to park cars especially given all the sub-divisions. Look forward to your reply. Thanks. Ben.

    Benjamin asked over 2 years ago

    Hi Ben

    There are currently no plans to implement an area-wide treatment outside of the Lathlain suburb.  The Lathlain Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is a pilot project to simultaneously address a number of existing traffic issues whilst giving an opportunity to assess whether a wider plan is effective.  This can be quantified by a reduction in rat-running, reduced traffic speed/volume and a consistent distribution of traffic across the streets.  If successful, a similar area-wide TMP may be considered in other suburbs as necessary.

    Elsewhere in the Town, traffic issues are dealt with on a street-by-street basis by using a Traffic Warrant System which has been endorsed by Council. This allows problems to be scored and prioritised by a section or road rather than a particular suburb.  While this may address an issue on the road under investigation, experience has shown that implementing a treatment has the side-effect of pushing the issue onto adjacent roads which then requires further action.

    The Town understands that Star Street is a concern for many Residents and confirms that various sections have been assessed previously to see whether it meets the criteria for action under the aforementioned Traffic Warrant System.  If you contact admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au<mailto:admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au> with the specific section of Star Street you are concerned about, an assessment can be undertaken with a more specific response provided to you

  • Traffic calming installations around the Lathlain area generaly seem to work well. However 2 points; 1) They need replacing from time to time. For example the plastic 'speed bump' as you approach the roundabout at Goddard and Howick street from the Laithlain oval side has been somewhat flattened by traffic. As regular commuters are aware of this, they enter the roudabout at a relatively high speed. It has been in this condition for quite a while. 2)Some nearby asphalt speed bumps have been built a little on the narrow side and most vehicles pass over them with the wheels just catching the low edges. There is vertually no 'bump' and regular commuters soon become aware of this. Also on a general matter, I presume when the new stadium is operating there will be more people parking in neighbouring streets and then taking the train. Has there been some thought on countering this type of parking. I guess the best starting point would be to look at how other councils have delt with similar problems. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Rick asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for raising these comments in relation to the issues in the area.

    We note your comments about the worn plastic humps and will replace these if project budget allows.  The town has had issues in other suburbs where the rubber humps deteriorate and become noisy/easier to traverse and need to be replaced, in which case we use an asphalt alternative.  Jarrah Road is a recent example.

    Please note that these rubber humps are not intended for use in future projects due to the maintenance and width issues you have raised.

    With regards to potential parking issues associated with the Stadium, the Town’s Parking Business Unit is currently conducting parking surveys in anticipation of an increase in parking throughout the area.  A Parking Plan for Lathlain is intended to commence in March which will also take into account the impact from the Lathlain Oval redevelopment.  The community will be informed of this process nearer the time by the relevant Department.

    Thanks again


  • As a resident of Cornwall Street Lathlain for over 39 years and having witnessed many traffic issues with our street, I was interested why the eastern end of Cornwall Street from Gallipoli roundabout to Orrong Road has THREE traffic speed humps when it is a cul-de-sac whilst the remainder of Cornwall Street that goes to Great Eastern Highway with a steep ascending and descending hill AND has three entry/exit points from the Empire Bar and Thirsty Camel Bottleshop included has nothing to assist with its traffic issues. I unfortunately have been away and missed being able to have an input into the survey, so please accept my concerns.

    Denise asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your concerns to the Your Thoughts page.

    To answer your question of why only the eastern end of Cornwall Street has been treated, it is because this section had localised hooning issues rather than through-traffic issues.

    The humps were installed on this section in response to complaints about the road being used for hooning as it is very wide and straight with good forward visibility.  The western end of Cornwall Street is less attractive due to the crest of the hill, so hooning drivers wouldn’t be able to see approaching traffic. 

    If you would like further information, please email lathlaintraffic@vicpark.wa.gov.au

    Thanks