City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444
No Roe 8

COUNCIL OPPOSES ROE 8

Council says no to Roe 8!

Since 2001, Council has officially opposed the construction of Roe 8.

The City's wetlands are a priceless community asset and should be protected for future generations.

 

There is a better way

The City of Cockburn supports an alternative proposal and 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. This alternative considers the volumes of containers moving to and from the southern metropolitan region, and supports the existing intermodal facility at Forrestfield.

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 City of Cockburn is asking the Government to bring this plan forward, for the benefit of all.

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 requiring minimal upgrades
  • The State Government to use its existing resources (including roads) without impacting on local government roads and communities
  • Be a long term investment in Perth's freight network
  • Address traffic congestion
  • Have minimal environmental impact
  • Protect our communities
  • Reach the State Government freight to rail target of 30%

 

COCKBURN ALTERNATIVE MAP - click to view the details of this map

CLICK TO VIEW LIST OF REASONS AGAINST ROE 8 CLICK TO VIEW CONTACT LIST

The current State Government proposal will directly impact the suburbs of:
Coolbellup, Bibra Lake, North Lake and Hamilton Hill

STATE GOVERNMENT ROE 8 PROPOSAL MAP - click to view the details of this map 

PROJECT TIMELINE

For the latest project update visit the Main Roads website: http://bit.ly/MRWARoe8

With enough people united in favour of a proposal that protects local communities, has little environmental impact and takes trucks off our roads, we can create an alternative. 

CITY STANCE

The City condemns the State Government's decision to award the construction contract for 5km of road over the most pristine wetlands in WA.