LIQUOR BARN, COMO — TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
1476. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing
the Minister for Transport:
Some elements of this question
relate to both the planning and transport portfolios, but I have asked whether
the minister can handle it and maybe give me non-answers in both capacities.
Sorry, Madam President, I will get on with it.
The PRESIDENT: That is all
right. We are getting to that time of the year!
Hon SIMON O'BRIEN: I
refer to the proposed Dan Murphy's liquor barn at the intersection of
Canning Highway and South Terrace in Como.
(1) Given the
traffic concerns raised by the community and Main Roads, will the minister or
her department take any further action to ensure the safety of road users in
(2) What traffic solutions will be implemented to
cater for the projected increase in traffic from this development?
(3) Given the
traffic concerns raised by the community and Main Roads, does the minister have
any options to overturn, intervene or challenge this development?
The PRESIDENT: That is a good question, member. Minister
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
Thank you, Madam President. I know
it is Thursday today, and this is normally comedy hour for the week, but I would
encourage honourable members, given that we are sitting tomorrow, to hold on to
some of their good humour for then.
a condition of the development approval, the developers must consult with Main
Roads to gain approval to modify the roads at this location, with due
consideration for safety and capacity.
(3) In July 2018,
the State Administrative Tribunal made its determination on this development.
When SAT has made such a determination, the minister has no statutory right to