Mayors exchange words

MELVILLE Mayor Russell Aubrey has criticised the City of Cockburn for backing a $290 million road project to unlock traffic in Perth’s south-east

Source: Mayors exchange words

Good to see both Mayors of Melville and Cockburn driving development that will make their own citys, less congested, more efficient, more productive, safer, better for emplyment etc.

The ALP seem to have no issues building new roads, with great promises to Armadale and Cockburn.

I hope they have a big budget as Metronet and the Outer Harbour looks like costing them 10 billions on just to projects. I wonder if that leaves any money for the Freo area or are we due to miss out again on any state funds.

Cockburn is driving for new roads and connections to keep their area, driving forward with development. Of course they want the Outer Harbour to develop and possibly more importantly the Lat 32 giving the area a huge boost in revenue, developments and jobs.

Seems that both Roe 8 and the outer harbour will have environmental impacts.

Back to Freo with all the chat on the various issues and views, if Roe 8 and Roe 9 don’t go ahead what will be done  for Freo in the 10-15 years to fix the growing car traffic and of course the every expanding Port.

Considering at the last meeting I saw with the Premier and Peter Newman they seem to agree that the while Fremantle port already has best practice in Australia for Rail use, it would not be possible to expand containers to Rail much past 30% which is the current target. The also both agree Fremantle Port will continue to operate and with cap and transitions (once the outer Harbour opens) will see the port grow in containers movements over the next 15 years at least.

So the question stands what will happen to improve Fremantle’s every worsening  traffic situation? I still haven’t heard a solutions just objections.

In my reading i found this doc below which had some interesting reading in.

Southmetroconnect

On pg 11 (of the above link) shows some of the environmental studies/info which shoulders right to the Lat 32 area.?

Greens play dirty pool to get Mayor in to Canning? | CANNING ACCOUNTABILITY

 

Source: Greens play dirty pool to get Mayor in to Canning? | CANNING ACCOUNTABILITY

Interesting to see other councils are having issue’s with party politics riding rough shot over the real purpose of local government and the amenity it should provide, to its residents and ratepayers

There seems to be coordinate efforts made by party politics to take over local government to suit their own political agendas and to severe the community with services they should have and insert the ideology on these local governments.

The real issue here is how they raise rates to us to pay for their ideologies, bad enough we have state and federal government wasting our money, now we have to fund the waste and excesses of local government too.

Fremantle Faction Facts

2015 local governments kick-off

Councils Push for Big Road Projects, well not Freo Council?

 

Councils push for big projects

Amazing the city of Cockburn and Armadale are pushing for big road projects in the cities, guess why;

  • To combat major road congestion
  • Growth of the cities
  • To improve Productivity
  • Road safety
  • To make hotspots safer
  • To attract business
  • To attract good development
  • To improve employment prospects
  • Efficency

According to the Mayor of Cockburn, congestion erodes business competitiveness and impacts negatively on productively and employment.

So these councils say building a new road will help improve their city’s.

Yet Fremantle City Council believe a new road into Fremantle

  • Will destroy business
  • Kill off the city access
  • Make roads more dangerous
  • Add congestion
  • Stop development
  • Kill off employment
  • etc.

Does this not sound strange, other councils are fighting to get government development, business, infrastructure, etc  into their city ,yet COF  is doing its best to stop or drive it out.

A version of Perth Freight Link could bring a lot of opportunities to Fremantle, but only if the local government fights to get the best possible outcome for its design, just like other citys in Perth are doing for their developments. Instead our Council just says no they don’t want it.

Anti-car of course means anti-road, which leads to anti business, anti growth, anti development, anti employment.

Look around Western Australia, find a  place that’s really thriving, is it going forward by stopping cars getting to where the occupants/shoppers/visitors want to go?

Ones a plan for growth, the others a plan for vacancies, not hard to see how Freo’s plan is working out?

‘Temporary’ booze bid anger | Fremantle Herald Interactive

 

Source: ‘Temporary’ booze bid anger | Fremantle Herald Interactive

Great Thinking Allowed piece by Richard Mehan from Fremantle on the J-shed development

Richard brings to light the lack of representation local residents and rate payers in reality have from elected members.

The council lack of respect for heritage sites in Fremantle and a whole raft of issues they just tossed aside to drive the latest booze barn idea.

Richard brings to the front many good points on the inappropriate size and nature of this development.

Whats perfect is the notice calling for Nominations for the upcoming local government elections in October, the piece is a perfect lead into a such an ad.

So have a read of Richards piece it shows the lack of concern the council has for our local heritage, rate payers/residents, tourism, the local business, residences, etc.

Not to mention this development goes in exact contradiction to the councils own alcohol policy.

What effect will this have on the other business in the area, the operation of the tourist sites, etc.

The area has no parking and will quickly fill local parking  bays impacting on all local businesses and residences.

Across the road is a TAFE what impact will this venue have on their operations, is it really appropriate to have a such a large licensed venue so close to a place of education, I wonder how many under 18’s are attending this college?

The issues go on and on, its simply in the wrong location.

Damning report for freight link – The West Australian, Seriously?

 

Source: Damning report for freight link – The West Australian

I guess this guy must have read a different report to what I saw, as it was summarised quite clearly.

As I put in my blog last night when it came out. For sure they didn’t say it’s perfect but its has net economical benefits, does the job it claims to do and has been placed on the Infrastructure Priority List at Threshold.

Anyway read the report from link in blue and decide for yourself.

Perth Freight Link Gets Infrastructure Australia tick of approval

2014-2015 Assessment Brief

Overall Assessment

Infrastructure Australia considers that the proponent has provided good evidence that access to port gateways in Perth is a nationally significant problem. In addition, Infrastructure Australia has a high level of confidence that the proposed solution will deliver net economic benefits.

Infrastructure Australia Priority List

Decision Infrastructure Australia assesses the project be included on the Infrastructure Priority List at Threshold.

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