Success at last for Denny Avenue

By Judith Lewis

07 February 2017

Local MLA Dr Tony Buti and WA Labor candidate for Darling Range Barry Urban welcomed the announcement that a McGowan Labor Government will remove the level crossing at Denny Avenue Kelmscott.

“This is a huge win for all of us who have been fighting for a grade separation at Denny Avenue for such a long time.” Dr Buti said.

“I have been highlighting the urgent need to improve safety and congestion issues at this crossing since entering parliament in 2010.” Dr Buti said.

“Most of us have experienced the morning and afternoon traffic jams at Denny Avenue when travelling to work or taking children to school.”

“Removing the Denny Avenue crossing is part of WA Labor’s METRONET plan to deliver the best possible transport system.”

Dr Buti said, “Work will get underway in 2019. It has not yet been decided if the road will run under or over the rail. A McGowan Labor Government will make those decisions in consultation with the community.

Design of the project will be undertaken in consultation with the City of Armadale.

Dr Buti said, “I want to thank the hundreds of local people who signed the “Denny Avenue” petition that I tabled in the West Australian Parliament. Your continued support throughout this battle has been greatly appreciated.”

Labor candidate for Darling Range Barry Urban also welcomed the news.

“This is a great outcome for all the people living in the hills areas who are forced to use Denny Avenue for work and school travel,” Mr Urban said.

“It is good to see that a McGowan Labor Government will ensure that the people of Darling Range are no longer overlooked.”