The program of works to rehabilitate the Roe 8 Corridor is underway.
Landscape consultants are drafting a 10-year rehabilitation management plan for the Corridor, which spans 17 kilometres from east of the Kwinana Freeway to west of Stock Road.
The program is being informed by a working group, which comprises representatives from the State Government and the City of Cockburn, conservation groups, the local community and Main Roads. It is chaired by the Member for Bicton Lisa O’Malley MLA.
To find out about how you can get involved in consultation opportunities visit the Roe 8 Rehabilitation website.
The City supports an alternative proposal. At the heart of this is the construction of an intermodal facility (which can move freight from rail to road and vice versa) at Latitude 32 in the Hope Valley/Wattleup area. This alternative considers the volumes of containers moving to and from the southern metropolitan region, and supports the existing intermodal facility at Forrestfield.
The City supports the proposal for an Outer Harbour at Kwinana, with the necessary planning to commence as soon as practicable. This is not a new concept. The State Government has included plans for an intermodal facility as part of its long term planning strategy.
The facility will:
- Move freight containers between road and rail
- Use an existing railway line to move containers to and from Fremantle Port
- Link to existing major roads such as Rowley Road to the intermodal facility at Forrestfield. These existing roads will require minimal upgrades
- Allow the State Government to use its existing resources (including roads) without impacting on local government roads and communities
- Represent a long term investment in Perth's freight network
- Address traffic congestion
- Have minimal environmental impact
- Protect our communities.