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Upcoming works

The management, maintenance and development of the State's road network is shared between Main Roads Western Australia and the City of Bayswater. All roads are categorised in accordance with its function.

Road resurfacing program

The following programs have been adopted by Council for FY20/21.

Please note that all residents affected will be notified in writing prior to works commencing.

ARTERIAL ROAD PROGRAM

  • Crimea Street, Morley
  • Beaufort Street, Bedford
  • Coode Street, Bedford
  • Beechboro Road, Morley

ROADS TO RECOVERY PROGRAM

  • Telstar Drive - Beechboro Road North to Bottlebrush Drive
  • Chaffers Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Paringa Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Maritana Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Hannans Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Hamersley Avenue - Abbey Street to Beechboro Road North

BASE GRANT PROGRAM

  • Newington Street - Marconi Street to Solas Road
  • Drake Street - Rudloc Road to Broun Avenue
  • Hertz Way -Telstar Drive to Wheatstone Drive
  • Cable Place - Hertz Way to Culdesac
  • Beam Court - Hertz Way to Culdesac
  • Kybra Court - Hertz Way to Culdesac
  • Jenvey Street - Telstra Drive to Wheatstone Drive
  • Direction Place - Jenvey Street to Culdesac
  • Argosy Place - Aerial Place to Culdesac
  • Aerial Place - Wheatstone Drive to Culdesac
  • Croseus Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Turon Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Araluen Street - Ivanhoe Street to Beechboro Road North
  • Abbey Street - Hamersley Avenue to Culdesac
  • Lancefield Road - Chaffers Street to Paringa Street
  • Regent Grove - Maritana Street to Hannans Street
  • Magro Place - Hannans Street to Culdesac
  • Baileys Retreat - Croesus Street to Turon Street
  • Oroya close - Araluen Street to Hamersley Avenue
  • Beechboro Court - Beechboro Road North to Culdesac
  • Mercury Place - Cassia Way to Culdesac
  • Pan Close - Mercury Place to Culdesac
  • Elettra Close - Cassia Way to culdesac
  • Scotia Place - elettra Close to Culdesac
  • Crawford Road -York Street to Railway Parade
  • Oxford Street - Crawford Road to Kennedy Street
    Minor Road Construction Works
    • Towns Development Program
    • Right of Way Construction (ROW No59 bounded by The Strand, Arundel Street, Essex Street and May Street)
    • Clarkson to Tranby - Resurface cycleway
    New Concrete Path Program

    A Councillor's workshop was held in August 2020to discuss and confirm the Footpath Program for 2020/21.

    The following list has been identified and confirmed for installation:

    • Embleton Avenue - Wotton Street to Collier Road
    • Crimea Street - Bransby Street to Aliffe Street
    • Malaga Drive - Widgee Road to McGilvray Avenue
    • Coode Street - Walter Road to Fort Street
    • Camboon Road - Benara Road to Wilde Road
    • Annison Place and Napier Road
    • Feredy Street
    • Hannans Street
    • Power Street
    • Lovegrove Way/Massey Place
    • Capel Place (Wonga Road to Ramsden Way)
    • McPherson Avenue
    • Driscoll Way
    • Camboon Road (Morley Drive to Lincoln Road)
    • Watervista Place (connect to Reserve path)

     

    OTHER FOOTPATH PROGRAM PROJECTS

    • Town site paving upgrades
    • Bike Plan Recommendations #8, #11, #19 and #23

    All affected residents will be advised that a footpath will be constructed in their street during the 2020/21 Financial year and will be advised again, two weeks prior to construction commencing.

     

    Traffic Safety Improvement Works
    • Intersection of Crawford Road and Harrow Street, Maylands - Installation of traffic calming treatment
    • Beechboro Road North near Hamersley Avenue, Morley - Installation of Children's crossing
    • Intersection of East Street and Eighth Avenue, Maylands - Proposed Roundabout (Blackspot Project)
    • Intersection of King William Street and Guildford Road - Improvement works (Blackspot Project)
    • Intersection of Benara Road and McGilvray Avenue - Installation of traffic calming treatment
    • Maylands townsite - implementation of 40km/hr speed zoning

    In addition to the above, the Citywide Traffic Management Study Implementation program is currently being finalised for this financial year.

    State Underground Power Program

    The State Underground Power Program is currently being developed by Western Power.

    Western Power anticipates the design stage to be completed in November 2020.

    Once the design stage has been completed, a request for quotation (RFQ) for the construction cost will be undertaken.

    When Western Power has finalised the costs, the City will advise the residents affected.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is traffic calming?

    Traffic calming is a method imposed to increase benefits for shared road users and improving the balance between different uses of public roads.

    The method of traffic calming is a combination of mainly physical measures designed to encourage motorists to observe responsible driver behavior and improve safety along local streets for all road users.  These devices which include median islands, roundabouts, slow points, and speed humps can benefit road users by reducing speeds, managing traffic flow and controlling traffic volumes along the roads. 

    Prior to implementing traffic calming measures, the City assesses traffic data which provides traffic volumes, travel speeds and crash statistics.  When it is determined that traffic calming is warranted, funds are allocated in the City’s annual budget in order of priority. 

    As part of the City’s public consultation process, adjacent residents are consulted prior to finalising design and carrying out any works.

    Who owns and looks after the roads?

    The management, maintenance and development of the State's road network is shared between Main Roads Western Australia and the City of Bayswater. All roads are categoristed in accordance with its function and dedicated road hierarchy.

    The City manages all the local access and distributor roads within the City's locality boundary with the exception of the following roads which are managed by Main Roads WA.

    • Tonkin Highway
    • Reid Highway
    • Guildford Road
    • Morley Drive.
    What can I do if I see cars speeding?

    The City does not support any form of excessive speeding or antisocial (hoon) driving behaviour.  Should you witness any hooning driving behaviour the City encourages this be reported to the police immediately. Below is the link to submit a report.

    Report Hoon Driving

    What is a temporary traffic management plan and is it a requirement as part of the work I am undertaking?

    Under the Road Traffic code, a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any works conducted within the road reserve. It is for the protection of pedestrians, vehicles and public safety.

    A TMP can only be written and implemented by a traffic management accredited company as they have the relevant training and knowledge to undertake all appropriate procedures and processes.  

    A TMP cannot be executed without the authority of the City of Bayswater and must be submitted by the TMP company 10 working days prior to the proposed scheduled date.

    In the event that the works are required after hours, then the City will also require a Noise Management Plan in addition to the TMP.

    Examples of a temporary traffic managment:

    • Works on the verge
    • Works on the City's paths
    • Construction of a crossover
    • Delivery trucks parking on the road reserve

    In addition to the above, you may require a verge protection permit due to the nature of the work. Please refer to the Verge Protection Permit section for more information.

    Who do I report streetlight requests, faults and outages to?

    Western Power maintains the majority of street lighting within the City of Bayswater.

    To report a western Power street light fault click on the link Report a street light fault alternatively call 1800 622 008.

    To report a streetlight, bollard light or solar light owned and maintained by the City of Bayswater, please phone 9272 0622 or email mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au

    Reporting damaged or faulty signage

    Please report any damaged street name signs or way finding signage to the City of Bayswater, please phone 9272 0622 or email mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au

    click on the link to report any Main Roads WA road sign faults. Report a road sign fault

     

    Who owns and maintains Bus Stops and Bus Shelters in the City?

    The Public Transport Authority (PTA) owns, maintains and determines the placement of bus stops throughout the City. Upgrades to bus stops are planned and managed by the PTA.

    The City will make an application to the PTA to propose a bus stop upgrade should it meet the minimum requirements of the PTA's Bus Shelter Subsidy Program (BSSP).

    PTA will investigate the existing stop location to ensure it meets all of its safety, operational and community requirements and that it can be physically upgraded to comply with the Disability Standards. 

    There will be circumstances where a bus shelter is not replaced after an upgrade because it does not comply with PTA disability requirements.

    In addition to the above, there are 20 Third Party owned Bus Shelters that the City does not maintain.

    If you would like a bus stop to be considered for upgrade, please send your request in writing for the City's consideration.

     

    My road or property has flooded after heavy rain, who do I report this to?

    If your road has a blocked dain which is causing the road to flood after a heavy rain or causing stormwater to enter your property from the road, please call the City of Bayswater Depot on 9270 4152.

    If your road does not have a stormwater drain installed, please send us an email so that we can investigate with the aim of finding a resolution.

    Crossovers

    The crossover is the section of driveway that extends from the road to the front boundary, across the Council verge. The property owner is responsible for the cost of construction and the ongoing maintenance of the crossover.

    I would like to upgrade my existing crossover, What are the first steps?

    You will need to lodge a crossover application to the City for their consideration.

    When the City recieves your application, it will be processed in a timely manner. Once you have obtained approval for your crossover, then you are able to proceed to the next step.

    Who can construct my crossover?

    You can engage a private contractor to undertake the construction of your crossover alternatively the City of Bayswater can construct your crossover in accordance with the fees and charges.

    What happens if my crossover is not constructed to the City's current specifications?

    If your crossover has not been constructed to the City's current specification, you will be required to remove and install the crossover to the City's current specifications.

    Where can I find a copy of the Crossover Application?

    To obtain a copy of the City's Crossover Application Booklet, click on the link Crossover Application Booklet

    Traffic Management Plans

    Under the Road Traffic code, a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any works conducted within the road reserve. It is for the protection of pedestrians, vehicles and public safety.

    A TMP can only be written and implemented by a traffic management accredited company as they have the relevant training and knowledge to undertake all appropriate procedures and processes.  

    A TMP cannot be executed without the authority of the City of Bayswater and must be submitted by the TMP company 10 working days prior to the proposed scheduled date.

    In the event that the works are required after hours, then the City will also require a Noise Management Plan in addition to the TMP.

    Examples of a temporary traffic managment:

    • Works on the verge
    • Works on the City's paths
    • Construction of a crossover
    • Delivery trucks parking on the road reserve

    In addition to the above, you may require a verge protection permit due to the nature of the work. Please refer to the Verge Protection Permit section for more information.

    Verge Protection Permit

    Verges are Crown land (owned by the Government) and are under the control of the City.

    Vital services and public infrastructure may be located on verges such as:

    • Street lighting and overhead power lines
    • Footpaths
    • Street signs
    • Underground utilities including:
      • Water and Sewerage
      • Telecommunications
      • Gas
      • Power

    It is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner to maintain the verge in accordance with the City's Verge Greening Guildelines and Policy.

    In instances where planned or proposed works are to be undertaken, a verge protection permit may apply to protect the listed assets above.

    I'm doing works on my property, do I require a verge protection permit?

    A verge protection permit applies to ANY demolition works, all below ground pool installations and any building works of $20,000 or more.

    There will be instances where you will require more than one verge protection permit for your property.

    If you are demolishing an existing dwelling, then building a new house and installing a below ground swimming pool then one seperate permit and bond is applicable for each stage of works.

     

    How do I apply for a verge protection permit and what is the process?

    A copy of the verge protection permit is located below.

    It is recommended that the company or person undertaking the works makes the application for the permit.

    The application fee and bond amounts are included in the application form.

    Once the City has recieved the permit, the verge officer will visit the site to undertake an inspection of the site which includes photos. The process can take up to 10 working days.

    Once the permit has been issued, then the works is able to take place. When the work has been completed, the City must be notified and a Verge Protection Permit Bond Refund can be lodged.

    The City's verge officer will visit the site to inspect for any damage. If there is no damage, the verge officer will process the refund of the bond.

    If there has been damage caused from the duration of works, the City will notify the applicant with supporting evidence and options to rectify the damage. In most instances, the City can provide a quotation to undertake the works otherwise the applicant can seek a private contractor to undertake the repairs.

    If the applicant truly believes that the damage was not caused by them, they will need to provide photographic evidence.

    Where can I obtain a copy of the verge protection permit?

    A copy of the verge protection permit and verge protection bond refund can be found here:

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