Road Projects - City of Cockburn 2017-18

Road and traffic projects 2017-18

As traffic is the number one priority for Cockburn residents, the City will spend $11.65 million on roads projects in 2017-18, using a combination of local, state and federal funding to improve traffic flow and safety on our road network. The City works with residents, WA Police, Main Roads WA and the state and federal governments to improve safety on these roads. 

The City has a 15 year long-term plan for roadworks in the City, see the Regional and Major Roadworks 2016-2030 Map below.

Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Regional and Major Roadworks 2016-2030 - V09 PDF document

Four major projects 

The following table lists the City's four major projects for 2017-18 with details and costs.

Project Details Cost
Spearwood Avenue, Yangebup Widen Spearwood Avenue from two lanes to four lanes from Beeliar Drive to Yangebup Drive, including reconstruction of several intersections. $3.7 million
Intersection of Jandakot Road/Warton Road, Treeby A second approach lane on Jandakot Road to serve as a left-turn slip with a give way sign. Funded under the Black Spot Program. $180,000
Intersection of Russell Road and Hammond Road, Hammon Park Reconstruct the intersection to create a four-way roundabout. Part funded under the state government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program. $1.7 million
Intersection of Spearwood Avenue/Rockingham Road, Spearwood Install right-turn arrows at existing traffic signals to control right-turns from east and west approaches. Funded under the Black Spot Program. $173,000
 

Traffic and road projects by suburb

Read more about traffic and road projects by suburb below.
Atwell

Road construction and lighting

Solar lighting on the Harmony boardwalk at Atwell's Harvest Lake
Aubin Grove

Resurfacing of roads

Lyon and Gaebler roundabout to Talisker Gate, Aubin Grove

Gibbs Road and Liddelow Road

Change the four-way intersection to a new roundabout to improve safety and upgrade lighting.

Cost: TBC

Footpath repairs

Lyon Road, Talisaker Gate to Gaebler Road, Aubin Grove
Banjup

Watch this space.

Beeliar

Spearwood Avenue, Spearwood

The City of Cockburn is widening Spearwood Avenue from two lanes to four lanes between Beeliar Drive and Barrington Road, including the bridge over the freight railway line.

This will continue the existing Spearwood Avenue dual carriageway between Stock Road and Barrington Street. It will also provide the correct alignment in preparation for a future second road bridge over the freight railway line, when funding becomes available.

Why upgrade the road?

The community living and working in the City is growing - particularly Spearwood, Yangebup, Beeliar and Cockburn Central - and road improvements are necessary to accommodate the extra traffic and to reduce congestion.

What is happening?

The design provides for four traffic lanes with a raised central median island separating opposing flows of traffic. Drainage, street lighting, a new bus stop and a free flowing acceleration lane from Mainsail Terrace will be installed and upgraded. On-road bicycle lanes and off-road shared paths will be provided to improve pedestrian and cycling safety. Details of the proposed road works are shown in the Spearwood Avenue from Beeliar Drive to Yanjebup Road Road Work Plan.

When will road work and construction take place?

The road work is due to start in April 2018 and continue through to July 2018.

Road rehabilitation

Beeliar Drive (Rockingham Road to Stock Road, including the roundabout at Rockingham Road)

New footpaths

Spearwood Avenue and Bluebush Avenue, Beeliar intersection
Bibra Lake

Road rehabilitation

  • Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake (Bushland Ridge to Renewable Road to North Lake Road)
  • North Lake Road, Bibra Lake (Forrest Road to Phoenix Road)
  • Spearwood Avenue (Barrington Road to Yangebup Road)

Resurfacing of roads:

  1. Barberry Way, Bibra Lake (Kalmia Road to Barrington Street)
  2. Corokia Way, Bibra Lake (Barberry to Kalmia)
  3. Cocos Drive
Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 6-8 November 2017
Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion. Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:
  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 
Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Upcoming resurfacing of roads:

Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake (North Lake Road to Sustainable Way)

Road construction and lighting

Bibra Lake LED replacement lamps

New footpath

Phoenix Road near Port Kembla safe crossing
Cockburn Central

Intersection of Russell Road and Hammond Road, Cockburn Central

Reconstruct the intersection to create a four-way roundabout. Part funded under the state government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program.

Cost: $1.7 million

Coogee

Footpath repairs

  • King Street Element to Hillcrest Srteet, Coogee
  • Parakeet Way, Coogee
  • West Churchill Avenue, Coogee to Rockingham Road
Coolbellup

Traffic improvements

  • Trial of Moon Deck glow-in-the-dark footpath section
  • Stephano and Coolbellup Avenue – intersection upgrade

Footpath repairs

  • DeMarchi Park paths
  • Hargreaves Park paths
Hamilton Hill

Resurfacing of Boyd Crescent, Hamilton Hill

Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 8-10 November 2017. Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion.  Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:

  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 

Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Upcoming resurfacing of roads

Redmond Road, Hamilton Hill

New footpaths

  • Amberley Way, Hamilton Hill
  • Cockburn Road (Rollinson Road to Boyd Crescent, Hamilton Hill)
  • Phoenix Road near Port Kembla safe crossing
Hammond Park

Resurfacing of roads

Frankland Avenue, Hammond Park (Gaebler Road, south to development)
Henderson

Road rehabilitation

Cockburn Road (Gemma Road, Henderson to Naval Base car park)
Jandakot

Intersection of Jandakot Road/Warton Road, Jandakot

A second approach lane on Jandakot Road to serve as a left-turn slip with a give way sign. Funded under the Black Spot Program.

Cost: $180,000

Road construction and lighting

Jandakot Road design work, as per consultation

Traffic improvements

Review the operation of Prinsep Road, Jandakot

 

Leeming

New footpaths

Corner Barcombe Way/Heatherlea Parkway to Karel Avenue, Leeming
Munster

Resurfacing of roads

Albion Avenue, Munster (Splash Terrace to Fawcett Road)

Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 8-10 November 2017. Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion.  Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:
  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 
Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Beckett Close, Munster (Asquith Street to Beckett Close)

Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 10-13 November 2017. Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion.  Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works, as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:
  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 
Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Road construction and lighting

Russell/Lorimer design intersection improvements

Traffic improvements

Fawcett Road, Munster – closure of southern end of road

Footpath repairs

  • Asquith Street, Shelly Way to Rockingham Road, Munster
  • Gumina Place to Cepa Court Munster
  • Marvell Avenue to Compton Close, Munster
  • Marvell Avenue to Noyes Place, Munster
  • Troode Street to Gumina Place, Spearwood/Munster
  • Barrett Street, Rockingham Road to Marvell Avenue, Munster

New footpaths

Fawcett Road, Munster (West Churchill Avenue to Ingrilli Court)

Road rehabilitation

Beeliar Drive (Rockingham Road to Stock Road, including the roundabout at Rockingham Road)

North Coogee

Footpath repairs

North Coogee renewals, developing area
North Lake

Road rehabilitation

Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake (Bushland Ridge to Renewable Road to North Lake Road)

Resurfacing of roads

  • Masefield Avenue, North Lake (Progress Drive to Monaco Avenue)
  • Emile Court, North Lake
  • Monaco Avenue, North Lake (near Yates Court)
  • Pope Mews, North Lake
  • Wyss Lane, North Lake
Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 30 October to 3 November 2017. Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion. Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:
  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 
Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Upcoming resurfacing of roads

  • Coleridge Place, North Lake
  • Yates Court, North Lake

Phoenix Road and North Lake Road

Reconstruct the intersection to add another turning lane for east-bound motorists wanting to turn right into North Lake Road towards South Lake.

Cost: TBC

Footpath repairs

Discovery Drive Spearwood to North Lake
South Lake

Footpath repairs

Mollerin Place to Elderberry Drive, South Lake
Spearwood

Intersection of Spearwood Avenue/Rockingham Road, Spearwood 

Install right-turn arrows at existing traffic signals to control right-turns from east and west approaches. Funded under the Black Spot Program.

Cost: $173,00

Rigby Avenue traffic study

Investigate the traffic situation in an area bounded by Rigby Avenue, Troode Street, Rockingham Road and Hamilton Road, and consult on solutions.

Cost: $100,000

Footpath repairs

  • Mollica Court to Watercress Gardens, Spearwood
  • Spearwood Avenue to Adela Place, Spearwood
  • Troode Street to Gumina Place, Spearwood/Munster
  • Nineham Way Cobine Street to Scales Way, Spearwood

New footpaths

Favazzo Place, Hamilton Hill to Bramston Street, Spearwood
Success

Resurfacing of roads

  • Grenada Lane, Success (Sunflower Road, Success to St Joseph Fairway)
  • Sciano Avenue, Success ( Hampstead Gate to cul de sac)

New footpaths

  • Rutherford Entrance, Wentworth Parade to Sweetwater Bend, Success
  • Sciano Avenue to Alabaster Drive, Success
  • St Joseph Parade (Grenada Lane to Wentworth Parade, Success)
Treeby

Footpath repairs

Treeby footpaths
Wattleup

Resurfacing of roads

Wattleup Road (Tomislav Place to Moylan Road, Wattleup)
Yangebup

Resurfacing of roads

Yangebup Road & Tuart Place

Road resurfacing work is scheduled for 13-15 November 2017. Vehicular traffic will be managed via local traffic control & diversion. Please follow instructions and adhere to reduced speed limit through works, as required.
 
The following key equipment and machinery may be used during these works:

  • Profiler
  • Asphalt paver
  • Roller (vibratory) 
Other equipment that may be in use includes delivery trucks, hand operated compaction equipment, small electrical generators and light vehicles.

Works will be done progressively along the road and the duration of each task kept to a minimum to reduce overall noise. Because the works are progressive in nature it will not be possible to shield equipment. Equipment shall be selected from what is available at the time and every effort will be made to select equipment that both produces the minimum inherent output noise and is in good working order to avoid unnecessary excessive noise. Roller will be operating on low vibration as an additional measure to manage the noise.
 
Works will be carried out by City of Cockburn approved contractors, thus ensuring a safe environment for both road users and associated work groups.

Spearwood Avenue, Spearwood

The City of Cockburn is widening Spearwood Avenue from two lanes to four lanes between Beeliar Drive and Barrington Road, including the bridge over the freight railway line.

This will continue the existing Spearwood Avenue dual carriageway between Stock Road and Barrington Street. It will also provide the correct alignment in preparation for a future second road bridge over the freight railway line, when funding becomes available.

Why upgrade the road?

The community living and working in the City is growing - particularly Spearwood, Yangebup, Beeliar and Cockburn Central - and road improvements are necessary to accommodate the extra traffic and to reduce congestion.

What is happening?

The design provides for four traffic lanes with a raised central median island separating opposing flows of traffic. Drainage, street lighting, a new bus stop and a free flowing acceleration lane from Mainsail Terrace will be installed and upgraded. On-road bicycle lanes and off-road shared paths will be provided to improve pedestrian and cycling safety. Details of the proposed road works are shown in the Spearwood Avenue from Beeliar Drive to Yanjebup Road Road Work Plan.

When will road work and construction take place?

The road work is due to start in April 2018 and continue through to July 2018.

Road rehabilitation

  • Yangebup Road, Yangebup (Spearwood Road to Williambury Drive)
  • Spearwood Avenue (Barrington Road to Yangebup Road)

Traffic improvements

Swallow Drive, Yangebup – traffic calming treatment

Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Jandakot Road Landowner Update PDF document

Identifying our black spot traffic intersections

The crash data for January 2012 to December 2016 shows the fifteen traffic intersections with the highest reports of vehicle accidents in the City of Cockburn. They are ranked according to the number of people injured, the frequency of accidents and the cost of injury and damage.
 
The road improvements are funded under the state and federal Black Spot Programs to provide a safer road network for drivers, motorcycle riders, pedestrians and cyclists. Two were identified for funding in 2017-18.
 
They are:

  • Intersection of Spearwood Avenue/Rockingham Road – Install right-turn arrows at existing traffic signals to control right-turns from east and west approaches on Spearwood Avenue
  • Intersection of Jandakot Road/Warton Road/Mason Road – A second approach lane on Jandakot Road to serve as a left-turn slip with a give way sign.

For the five-year period to the end of 2016, the top 15 black spot intersections in the City of Cockburn were:

Armadale Road, Tapper Road and Verde Drive

79 accidents/19 injuries over five years

Noticeable spike in crashes - 28 in 2016 and 8 in 2015. Sudden increase in rear-end accidents (82 per cent of crashes). Recommended action: Armadale Road is a State road. This intersection will benefit from the Armadale Road widening scheduled by the State Government to start in mid-2018. A “duck n dive” intersection and additional traffic lanes have been proposed.

Hammond Road and Beeliar Drive
89 accidents/19 injuries over five years

The staggered T-intersections at this location have been realigned in early 2015 to form one four-way intersection with traffic lights. As a result, the crash rate dropped from an average of 17.2 crashes a year over five years to 13 crashes in 2016. Recommended action: completed.
Midgeroo Avenue, Beeliar Drive and Gateways north access
136 accidents/19 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (110 out of 136). Accidents, particularly rear-end accidents, have reduced since 2014 possibly due to intersection improvements that were funded by Perron Group to support the Gateways Shopping Centre expansion. 15 crashes reported in 2016. Recommended action: completed. City to review intersection safety and performance before any further expansion of the shopping centre.
Armadale Road and Warton Road
55 accidents/18 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (34 out of 55 crashes) followed by right-angle crashes (17 out of 55). No right-angle crashes in 2016. Recommended action: Armadale Road is a State road. This intersection has been upgraded to include a free flow left-turn lane, improved lighting and signals, and upgraded pedestrian crossing.
Kwinana Freeway south, Russell Road and Gibb Road
64 accidents/18 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (42 out of 64 crashes). Intersection upgraded as part of Russell Road/Gibbs Road works by Main Roads WA. Recommended action: completed.
 
Stock Road and Phoenix Road
106 accidents/18 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (81 out of 106 crashes) with a high accident rate in 2016. High number of rear-end crashes turning left from Phoenix Road (westbound) into Stock Road (southbound). Recommended action: Stock Road is a state road. City will ask Main Roads WA to add a free flow left-turn lane, improved lighting and signals, and upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities.

 
Beeliar Drive and Wentworth Parade
59 accidents/13 injuries over five years

Traffic signals installed in 2013 as part of Beeliar Drive widening works by Perron Group. High proportion of rear-end crashes in Wentworth Parade involving vehicles turning left. Crash numbers have reduced in recent years (11 in 2016). Recommended action: City will apply for Black Spot funds for the 2018/19 financial year to extend the left-turn lane in Wentworth Parade.
Stock Road northbound and Winterfold Road
54 accidents/13 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (33 out of 54 crashes). Recommended action: Stock Road is a State Road. City will ask Main Roads WA to install separate left and right turn lanes on both approaches on Stock Road and improved lighting.
 
North Lake Road and Farrington Road
66 accidents/13 injuries over five years

Mainly a rear-end crash problem (61 out of 66 crashes). Improvements funded by Black Spot Program to install overhead traffic lights in 2014. Crash numbers have reduced in past two years to 12 in 2016. Recommended action: Significant demand for right-turn from North Lake Road into Farrington Road in peak hours. Second right-turn lane required.

 
Spearwood Avenue and Beeliar Drive roundabout
83 accidents/11 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (62 out of 83 crashes). Recommended action: Opportunity for Black Spot Program funding for traffic lights.
North Lake Road and Berrigan Drive
49 accidents/11 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end crashes (38 out of 49 crashes).  This intersection was modified as a 2015/2016 Black Spot Program project by extending turn lanes and improving road lighting. Recommended action: Monitor effectiveness of improvements and safety at the petrol station driveway on Berrigan Drive.

 
Phoenix Road and Sudlow Road
28 accidents/11 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end crashes (13 out of 28 crashes), although some right-angle and right-turn crashes as well (14). Recommended action: Submit as a Black Spot Program project for traffic signal phasing changes to reduce right-turn through crashes.
Phoenix Road and Rockingham Road
59 accidents/10 injuries over five years

Mainly right-angle and right turn through crashes (32) and rear-end crashes (25). Difficult intersection to improve due to physical and infrastructure constraints.  Recommended action: Potential Black Spot project as part of the planned upgrade of Rockingham Road, south of Phoenix Road.
Stock Road and Beeliar Drive
2 accidents/10 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe type crashes (44 out of 52). Recommended action: Main Roads WA is investigating the upgrade of this intersection with potential funding from 2017/18 Black Spot program.
North Lake Road and Osprey Drive
26 accidents/10 injuries over five years

Mainly rear-end/side-swipe crashes (20 out of 26 crashes). Intersection modified in 2014/15 under Black Spot Program.  Only one reported crash in 2016. Recommended action: No further action.
 

More information and contact

Please contact Engineering Services for more information on roadworks, closures and diversions on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Visit the Major Projects page or Comment on Cockburn for more information on current and future road projects.

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