Making the railway junction on Rockingham road spearwood safer

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Making the railway junction on Rockingham road spearwood safer

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Monique Gray started this petition to Mark McGowan (Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management;. State Development,) and

I am writing this petition to make the authority figures that the public rely on to act in the best interest of the community take note of the safety needs at this specific location. The Rockingham Rd railway junction in Spearwood has and remains to be a high risk to the public, be it pedestrians, road users, renters and land owners. For the last 100 years there have been accidents , near misses, deaths and damage caused to the people and the homes of this area. Last year a 65 year old pedestrian was killed by a freight train resulting in inquiries from the Cockburn council put to the PTA. We are yet to be informed of the outcome, whilst boom gates and whistle sounding equipment have been upgraded as a result it is still not good enough. This road is extremely busy and continues to be as we have more road users and pedestrians accessing the area. There are two homes situated on the corner of this railway with no barrier or retaining walls to eliminate the noise or damage being caused to the shared boundary fences of the railway corridor. There is a primary school 600 meters from this open double railway track with only a dotted pedestrian, if you can call it that protecting the small children who walk to school. There is also a bus stop on the other side of the Rd mere meters from the track in which the public use everyday. There is no fencing separating the tracks from the footpath making it very dangerous for everyday people including pensioner scooters getting across.

I would like to see the appropriate people in charge take responsibility with government funding and rate payers money to improve the safety of this area for all that live there. People need to start paying attention to the community of Spearwood and signing this petition will enable their voices to be heard. If you care about your community and making it a safer place for not only the people that live there but also the people that visit then please take the time to be apart of their voice.

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