Today RTL has taken steps to form an alliance of stakeholders looking towards the Kwinana Outer Harbour. The Western Harbours Alliance aspires to ensure triple bottom line processes are followed to bring about a win-win for everyone. This is a historical step forward that could see over 80,000 direct and indirect jobs created, a huge economic boon for…
Rethink The Link is a community run campaign started in early 2015 as a response to the sudden creation of the Perth Freight Link (PFL) project by the state and federal governments. Rethink The Link believed there was a better solution to the proposed Perth Freight Link and the raft of economic, environmental and social impacts it would have on the WA community.
Our goal was to convince the governments to rethink their commitment to the Perth Freight Link and consider alternative sustainable transport solutions. With the state election resulting in a change of government on 11th March 2017, the Perth Freight Link and Roe 8 were stopped but the alternatives still require formalising by the new government. See Western Harbours Alliance – www.westernharboursalliance.com
Rethink the Link is part of an alliance of over 30 groups and 5 Local Governments that oppose the Perth Freight Link.
Save Beeliar Wetlands is a dedicated group of campaigners that have been fighting to preserve the unique wetlands around Bibra Lake and North Lake from Roe Highway Stage 8 development for decades.
Community lead restoration of Roe 8 and the Nature Corridor
In 2015 the Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor (CCWC) association was formed with a vision of a Nature Corridor being created – the Kings Park of the South – from wetlands to waves. See www.cockburnwild.org
After Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link were stopped in 2017, Rethink The Link and Save Beeliar Wetlands groups agreed CCWC would lead the rehabilitation efforts of the bulldozed sections of Roe 8 not only to repair the land but also the hearts of all those involved in the campaign.
They took their plan to Ministers just 19 days after the election, who then appointed the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group that included representatives from community, scientists, government Ministers and departments and local government. Site remediation works were overseen for several months by this group while the Rehabilitation Management Plan was devised and handed to the City of Cockburn to manage. See rehabilitatingroe8.org
The City of Cockburn appointed a Project Manager in August 2018 to implement the 10 year Plan, which encompasses: restoring the Aboriginal Heritage sites; citizen science engagement; academic science initiatives; community and contract planting; weed management and extensive community involvement.
The contentious issue of the area near the Kwinana Freeway being constructed as the Murdoch Drive Connection road project is still being played out.
March 4, 2017
Dr Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University This presentation focuses on the flaws in the planning processes for the Perth Freight Link, in particular Roe 9.
March 4, 2017
Dr Sajni Gudka is Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia Sajni’s presentation focuses on the health impacts for people living and working at the northern end of the Roe 9 Tunnel.