RETHINK THE LINK believes there is a better solution to the proposed Perth Freight Link and the raft of economic, environmental and social impacts it will have on the WA community.
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 is also part of an alliance of 35 community groups and organisations and 5 local governments who oppose the Perth Freight Link project.
Our goal is to convince the governments to rethink their commitment to the PFL in its current form and consider an alternative sustainable transport solution.
The campaign has been instrumental in:
- organising a wide number of community forums to discuss the PFL. Government representatives have been invited to participate but in all bar one declined to attend.
- pulling together with the Save Beeliar Wetlands and Road to Rail campaigns an Alliance of over 35 organisations and 5 local governments opposed to the PFL.
- gathering thousands of pledges from people willing to stop the destruction in the state significant asset of the Beeliar Regional Park.
- promoting the work undertaken by the City of Kwinana to investigate and cost a new port and intermodal rail facility supporting WA’s jobs and economic growth potential.
- assisting in the Senate Inquiry into the PFL that recommended federal funding be withdrawn from the project and instead the Kwinana Outer Harbour port be investigated.
- obtaining continuous media coverage focussing on the cost effective sustainable alternatives.
- holding rallies and marches with thousands of people attending.
- supporting the Save Beeliar Wetlands Association in the Supreme and High Court challenges to the EPA and Minister’s decisions approving the Roe 8 section of the PFL.
RTL won the Premiers Active Citizen’s Award on Australia Day 2016.