Denny Ave camera mystery solved

Denny Ave camera mystery solved

Residents took to social media last week worried the camera were speed cameras. Photograph – Matt Devlin.

The mystery behind the unidentified cameras appearing in the Kelmscott CBD over the past week has been solved.

Cameras appeared on Third, Railway, Streich, Gilwell and Denny avenues as well as Cammillo Road and Albany Highway last week.

Many residents took to social media concerned at the cameras’ origins with some concerned they were speed cameras in disguise.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has confirmed the cameras were a part of its traffic modelling of the Kelmscott CBD.

MRA chief executive Kieran Kinsella said the MRA was working with the City of Armadale, Main Roads WA and the Public Transport Authority to understand traffic conditions within the Kelmscott town centre to better inform future planning requirements.

“As part of this work the MRA has engaged Flyt to collect traffic count data on Denny Avenue, Albany Highway and the surrounding road network which will be used create a base model that will assist with effectively forecasting traffic scenarios,” he said.

“Other investigative work related to underground drainage and power infrastructure is also underway.

“When complete the MRA will consider future planning and redevelopment opportunities for Kelmscott.”

Mr Kinsella did not answer whether the data would be made available to the public.

In June last year an agenda item went before the City of Armadale stating the MRA was undertaking traffic and engineering studies for a final report and master plan for Kelmscott, which they expected to be completed in December 2015.

No documents have been released.

In May Mr Kinsella threw more doubt on any planning documents coming out in the short term saying ‘if and when’ a draft master plan for Kelmscott was developed it would be subject to further community consultation.