Public asked to help decide Cecil Avenue’s future

Public asked to help decide Cecil Avenue’s future

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An artist impression of the future Cecil Avenue.

Just over a week remains to have your say on proposed major overhauls to Cecil Avenue.

Public consultation for the redevelopment of Cecil Avenue, which runs between Albany Highway and Cannington Train Station, will close on April 27 ahead of a council decision on the area’s future.

At its May 15 meeting, council is expected to consider two proposals for the Cecil Avenue redevelopment, with the most expensive being changing it to a double-sided shopping street with granite kerbing, high quality street furniture and large trees.

In March Canning chief executive Arthur Kyron was authorised to begin finalising the acquisition of the Cecil Avenue land from Scentre Group, which owns Carousel Shopping Centre, and some of the surrounding area for about $3.4 million.

The total cost to upgrade Cecil Avenue was estimated to be between $18.2 million and $21.7 million depending on council’s decision.

The upgrade is part of the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program, which includes the redevelopment of Cecil Avenue and about 10,000 new homes in the surrounding area.

The city conceded the proposal would impact the flow of traffic on a number of streets in the area.

If realised a median strip would stop vehicles from being able to cross Cecil Avenue, restricting travel to one-way for vehicles entering Cecil Avenue from side streets or Carousel Shopping Centre.

Traffic lights were also planned to be installed at the Pattie Street intersection.

The city said the CCCRP would create about 15,000 jobs over 20 years.

Opinions can be submitted at yoursaycanning.com.au or by phoning, emailing or writing to the City of Canning.