250 rural households in Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby are members of the
BANJUP RESIDENTS GROUP (Inc.)
Established in 2011, the Group has more than a third of all Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby rural residents as members. Typically, upwards of 70 members attend general meetings to voice their concerns.
The Group exists to facilitate improvements in the security, safety, and amenity of Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby for its .
The Group achieves its objects by:
- Making representations to government, corporations, and persons to deliver improvements to the security, safety, and amenity of Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby rural residents
- Contributing funds and resources for the improvement of amenities in the rural areas of Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby
- Encouraging good neighbourly contacts between Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby rural residents
The Group has had some significant successes:
- Persistently pressed the City of Cockburn to review their 2015/16 rates and acknowledge that their 3.5% promised rise was actually double that. Cockburn eventually agreed and refunded $1.6 million in over-collections to all Cockburn ratepayers, with Banjup ratepayers averaging $113 each (this refund is now applied every year to all rate notices)
- Convinced Cockburn Council to reclassify Liddelow Road as a "local distributor" as a precursor to discouraging heavy trucks
- Convinced Cockburn Council to adopt more practical fire control and fire permit measures
Showing Cockburn Council that Banjup’s 2011 rate notices were in error, causing them to be re-issued with a rates reduction of ~$250 per property
Had Cockburn Council remove the restriction on the number of fire permits issued
Worked with the Volunteer Fire Brigade to assure the future of the Jandakot Fire Station
- Convinced state government to spend over $2 million on road improvements that make the junction of Liddelow and Armadale Roads much safer
Improved road safety in Banjup by lobbying Police for more frequent speed monitoring
- Convinced Cockburn council to allocate over $300,000 for the construction of footpaths in Banjup
The Group is currently pursuing several issues that directly affect the rural communities of Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby, including:
On this web site you have the opportunity to find out more about these initiatives and to make your views known. The Group welcomes everyone's view and will strive to accommodate them in our representations to government and corporations.