That Council ACCEPTS the Tender submitted by Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd for the Construction of a Dual Use Path Upgrade â€“ West Coast Drive in accordance with the statement of requirements as specified in Tender 005/09 for the fixed lump sum of $2,650,336.51 (GST Exclusive) for completion of the works within eleven (11) weeks from issue of the letter of acceptance.
The West Coast Drive dual use path runs parallel with the Indian Ocean along West Coast Drive (also known as the Sunset Coast Tourist Drive) for 1.8 km. The path is in high demand for public recreation activities such as walking, running and cycling.
The City identified the upgrading of the path between Beach Road, Marmion and The Plaza, Sorrento as a priority initially in the 2006/2007 Capital Works programme. The 2008/2009 CITY OF JOONDALUP - AGENDA FOR MEETING OF COUNCIL - 19.05.2009 54
Capital Works programme included provision for the final design works and construction phase. Council considered the project at its meeting on 15 July 2008 (CJ131-07/08) and identified a number of issues to be addressed. Council subsequently approved a final design on 16 December 2008 (CJ278-12/08) which addressed these issues and provides an enhanced environment for all the users of this section of the coastal pathway.
The upgrade works include the construction of limestone retaining walls, upgrading of the dual use path and pathway lighting, installation of shade structures, balustrades, new beach accesses and street furniture.
Is it me, but doesn't this sound like a lot of money to upgrade a 1.8km dual-use path?
Fully support upgrading shared paths, but I travel on this path on a weekly basis and don't believe it is that bad, and there are worst areas that need to be considered including getting rid of the PSP in Whitfords which turns in to a road, back into a shared path, back into a road etc.