Coco C’Bay hoons on Mandurah council’s agenda

After Coco C’Bay residents expressed their hoon concerns to former police minister Liza Harvey in August, the City of Mandurah is set to review the value of a road linking the estate to nearby Pleasant Grove.

City councillor Fred Riebeling moved a motion to review the value of the Bluerise Cove and Coco Drive road link on Tuesday last week hoping it would shed some light on the issue.

The residents, who are mostly retirees, have been concerned about dangerous drivers in the area since at least 2015.

During the meeting with former minister Liza Harvey in August, Dawesville candidate Zac Kirkup said residents were not only concerned about the speed of cars tearing down the street but also how many there were.

“These are retirees and they're worried about frequency as well as speed,” he said.

“One of the people I met with is partially blind, so if she wants to cross the road she has to be very careful; if someone tears down there at 100km/h then they might not be in a position to take evasive action.”

The review will consider the recommendations of the Estuary Bridge to Dawesville Bridge Road and Land-use Study, traffic volumes and speed through Coco C’Bay, and pedestrian and cyclist routes.

A complete review will be presented to the City of Mandurah for consideration in the future.