Our community is set to benefit from major future investments with the State Government recently promising to fund multiple infrastructure and community projects.
Projects include more than $1.8 million in funding via the Fund My Neighbourhood program, a $500,000 O-Bahn extension feasibility study and a $20 million upgrade for Golden Grove Road.
The City of Tea Tree Gully is pleased to be working with the State Government to deliver positive outcomes for the community.
Fund My Neighbourhood winners announced
Voting for the first round of the state-wide initiative, Fund My Neighbourhood, has now been finalised. The following Council sponsored projects have been approved for funding within the City of Tea Tree Gully:
- Upgrade of tennis/netball courts in Banksia Park - $150,000
- BBQ and toilet for Illyarrie Reserve playground - $150,000
- Jubilee Reserve BBQ, toilet and playground upgrade - $150,000
- Community club change-rooms and toilet facilities upgrade - $150,000
- Park fitness at Golden Fields - $150,000
- Pathway lighting at Golden Fields - $150,000
- Car parking near Loins Lookout in Wynn Vale - $150,000
- Water play feature for Civic Park playground - $27,500
Council will be responsible for delivering and managing these projects.
Staff are busy scoping, costing and refining the project proposals for submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) by 16 February 2018.
It is expected that once the grant agreements are finalised by DPC and signed by the relevant sponsoring organisations, projects will commence during the first half of 2018.
Other major projects funded under this initiative within our Council area include:
- Golden Grove Tennis Club Community Improvement Project - $150,000
- Hope Valley Sports Club lighting upgrade - $50,000
Visit Fund My Neighbourhood for further information on all of the projects funded within the City of Tea Tree Gully.
Thank you to the residents who voted for these community projects. Now the work truly begins!
O-Bahn extension study to take place
The O-Bahn busway could be extended from Tea Tree Plaza to Golden Grove in a major public transport infrastructure project.
The State Government announced an eight month feasibility study costing approximately $500,000 to scope the project.
The feasibility study will consider better public transport solutions for the North-East suburbs, including an O-Bahn extension.
A tender for the study will be released on 10 December 2017.
The suburbs to benefit from the study and it’s recommended solution include Golden Grove, Wynn Vale, Ridgehaven, Modbury Heights and surrounds.
The current O-Bahn City Access Project, including a 670 metre tunnel under Rymill Park, is on track from completion in December. Improved travel times and reduced traffic congestion are expected for the 30,000 commuters who use this service daily, many of them residents of the City of Tea tree Gully.
For more information on the feasibility study or to provide your feedback visit the O-Bahn extension feasibility study.
Golden Grove Road upgrade promised
The State Government has promised to fund a $20 million upgrade of the 3.4 km section of Golden Grove Road from Park Lake Drive to One Tree Hill Road if they win the State election in March 2018.
The Liberal party have also stated they will match this commitment if elected.
Expected improvements include widening and resurfacing of the road, new lighting, cycle lanes and a roundabout at the Hancock Road and Golden Grove Road intersection.
Plans for the design are expected to be developed before 1 July 2018 with works to begin in the 2019-2020 financial year.