A YANCHEP developer will spend more than $600,000 on roadworks along Marmion Avenue, which a resident hopes will help lift the estate’s profile.
Jindowie developer Australand has announced plans to improve the intersection of Marmion Avenue and Blackwood Meander by widening the road, creating safer turning lanes and installing streetlights.
Resident Jodie Lee Alexander said that along Marmion Avenue, other emerging estates were well illuminated at night, but Jindowie had been barely visible.
“It’s like a blackhole – you just drive straight past,” she said.
“Chuck a floodlight on it so you can actually see where the entrance is.”
Mrs Alexander said visitors often missed the turn-off to the estate, but she believed Yanchep had more to offer in terms of infrastructure, with a shopping centre under construction near the estate, and a train station proposed by 2021.
“It’s got a lot of potential,” she said. “It was a hidden secret for a long time.”
Australand general manager Tony Perrin said there had been an increase in traffic to the area since the Marmion Avenue extension opened in 2008, prompting a need to improve road safety.
“We have fast tracked these works with the aim to have them completed at the end of May, in time for the Foundation Day long weekend,” he said.
“The upgraded turning lanes will assist traffic flow on Marmion Avenue which benefits not only residents, but all other road users accessing the area.”
The roadworks also included construction of an intersection at Marmion Avenue and Morwell Street, which started this month, to provide access to a future retail and commercial precinct.