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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.

Road Resurfacing Program

The following programs have been adopted by Council for FY21/22.

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

  • Crimea Street, Noranda
  • Beaufort Street & Grand Promenade Intersection
  • Whatley Crescent - Charles Street to Caledeonian Avenue
  • Widgee Road, Noranda
  • Marriot Way - Cranleigh Street to Driscoll Way
  • Banksia Road - Beechboro Road North to Bluegum Road
  • Bluegum Road - Mahogany Road to Blackboy Way
  • Westlake Road - Napier Road to Crimea Street
  • Napier Road - Annison Place to Wonga Road
  • Wonga Road - Crimea Steet to Napier Road
  • Capel Place - Wonga Road to Ramsden Way
  • Ramsden Way - Simmonds Street to Westlake Road
  • Paperbark Way - Banksia Road to Paperbark Way
  • Munyard Way - Rhodes Street to Westlake Road
  • Simmonds Street - Wonga Road to Westlake Street
  • Boyle Place - Westlake Place to Cul-de-sac
  • Rhodes Street - Westlake Road to Ramsden Way
  • Blackboy Way - Bluegum Road to Banksia Road
  • Cranleigh Street - Annison Place to Marriot Way
  • Addington Street - Puttenham Street to Marriot Way
  • Driscoll Way - Puttenham Street to Crimea Street
  • Puttenham Street - Cranleigh Street to McArthur Street
  • McArthur Street - Frimley Way to Driscoll Way
  • Sunningdale Street - Cranleigh St to Frimley Way
  • Frimley Way - Sunningdale Street to Crimea Street
  • Annison Place - Napier Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Bagshot Place - Morley Drive to Annison Place
  • Frimley Place - Morley Drive to Annison Place
  • Stone Street - McGann Street to Cul-de-sac
  • Hakea Court - Mahogany Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Zinnia Place - Hakea Court to Cul-de-sac
  • Acacia Court - Bluegum Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Mahogany Road - Benara Road to Banksia road
  • Hamersley Place - Alfreda Avenue to Cul-de-sac
  • Telstar Drive - Beechboro Rd N/Bottlebrush Drive 
Minor Road Construction Works
  • Towns Development Program
  • Right of Way Construction 
  • Drainage Kerb Renewal Program
  • Hamilton Street Carpark reconstruction
  • Noranda Carpark resurfacing program
  • Right of Way Construction - Vernon Street, Noranda
New Concrete Path Program

The following list has been identified and confirmed for installation for FY21/22:

  • Crimea Street - Morley Drive to Fedders Street
  • Drake Street - Broun Avenue to Rothbury Road NE (connect to existing path)
  • Timms Place - Halvorson Road
  • Robann Way - Lincoln Road to Jennifer Road
  • Bookham Street & Boag Place PAW

A Councillor's workshop will be held in August 2021 to discuss and confirm the installations of new footpaths not listed above. 

 

OTHER FOOTPATH PROGRAM PROJECTS

  • New pathways within reserves
  • Local Bike Plan recommendations
  • Footpath Repair Program 

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

The Program for FY21-22 has not been finalised.

State Underground Power Program

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

At present the Western Power Program SUPP 6 is underway. The current program has been delayed as a result of COVID-19.

The City is expecting to receive advice from Western Power about the Maylands Project in the FY2021/22.

All affected residents will be notified in writing in due course.

Roadside Traffic Management

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is required for any activity on the road reserve or within the road reserve that obstructs the passage of vehicles or the movement of any other road user. 

Traffic Management Plans are prepared and designed by a Main Roads accredited Traffic Management Planner and Company in accordance with Main Roads WA Code of Practice, Australian Guide to Traffic Management (AGTTM) and Australian Standards AS1742.3.

Any activity in close proximity to traffic signals are classified as complex as defined in Main Roads WA Code of Practice which requires a Road Traffic Manager (RTM) endorsement and approval from Main Roads WA. Please note it is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain Main Roads WA approval.

For any works or activity requiring a partial or full closure to a footpath or shared path will require a pedestrian management plan.

In addition to the above, The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 allows for construction noise between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. Any activities that generate noise outside the regulation hours must provide a Noise Management Plan (NMP). The NMP is a separate application to the City’s Environmental Health Office and a fee is payable upon lodgement.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

For any works or activity requiring a temporary road closure for less than 30 days will require a letter of notification at least 5 business days prior to the start of work.  

For any works or activity exceeding 30 days will require a 21 day consultation period including an advertisement in the community paper and Council adoption in accordance with Section 3.50 of the Local Government Act.

 

FEES AND CHARGES

A fee is applicable upon lodgement of the Traffic Management Plan, Please refer to the City's current Fees and Charges 

 

LODGEMENT

Lodgements for a Traffic Management Plan are to be sent to the City's official email address mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au

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 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 as part of a construction project

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 current fees and charges. The City can provide a no-obligation free quote for your consideration. 

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

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?

Click on the link for a copy of the verge protection permit application.

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

Refer to the fees and charges for the current fee and bond amounts.

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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