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
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
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?