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.
There is a better plan to address the freight transport needs of our city and state.
This involves a ‘cap and transition plan’, which
- Capps the volume of container freight handled through the inner harbour at Fremantle; and
- Transitions the handling of container freight to a new outer harbour at Kwinana.
The Cap and Transition Plan involves taking freight traffic south from Kwinana Freeway along the current rail line, between South Lake and Little Rush Lake, then south to an outer harbour at Kwinana. An intermodal facility would be located at Latitude 32.
This plan directly addresses problems in Fremantle and Kwinana: ‘Indirect effects of the Perth Freight Link include that Fremantle will be stunted due to having too many trucks and Kwinana will be stunted due to having too few.’ (Professor Peter Newman, City of Fremantle Community Forum, 11 July 2015)