A Warm Welcome!
Which Fraser Road?
Ever since being elected as the state Member of Parliament for this area six years ago, various residents living in Fraser Rd North, Canning Vale, and Fraser Rd, Canning Vale, have sought my help to fix the confusion caused by such similar road names.
One of the frequent problems that occurs with having two roads named “Fraser Road” has been the misdirection of freight and mail deliveries. As you can imagine this has caused a lot of frustration amongst residents in both Fraser Road and Fraser Road North. Last year one resident in Fraser Road North had a pallet load of cat food delivered to her front door that should have gone to Fraser Rd in the kennel zone! More recently, police were called to an incident, and went to the wrong Fraser Road. I share the concern of residents that one day it could cost someone their life if an ambulance ends up at the wrong address.
I believe that the residents of both roads are entitled to have their voices heard, and I am working towards trying to resolve this problem to the satisfaction of the majority. I have sent a letter to the residents of Fraser Road North and would like to hear from any other people who have been affected or frustrated by the road name similarities.
Jandakot Airport Noise Update
While I have not received many complaints about aircraft noise for some years, I understand that noise from aircraft and helicopter circuit training from Jandakot Airport is still of concern to some residents in some areas of Canning Vale.
To understand the extent of the problem, Airservices Australia has advised me that they will be placing extra noise monitoring beacons in the suburb, with noise monitoring now expected to take place from May to July 2015 (previously January 2015 was advised).
Consultants for Airservices will determine the actual site for the noise monitors within each of the selected suburbs based on technical requirements. The noise monitors need to be in a location with good site security, power source, and away from busy roads to ensure to that traffic and other background noise will not interfere. For the Canning Vale monitor, the consultants will be looking to identify a site that is subject to Jandakot circuit training traffic as well as Perth Airport runway 03 approach traffic.
If you are concerned by flight training or helicopter noise and would like to make a comment, please contact Airservices Australia.
Summer is definitely heating up! I encourage everyone to make sure they are bushfire ready. Everybody who lives or travels near bush needs to get ready now. This includes developing a bushfire plan, packing an emergency kit and creating a 20-metre building protection zone around your home or workplace. For more information click here