LET’S GO ROE
Chris Tallentire may well be out doorknocking, but not in my street.
I have had frequent correspondence with Mr Tallentire’s office over the years about some of the claims he has made in his newsletter.
I have never met the man, either on my doorstep or out and about.
To me, he seems conspicuous by his absence, even now at election time.
I too am retired and have time to notice things.
When I do, I like to keep politicians on their toes and challenge them on statements.
Achievements in the political arena are the measure of success, not how many sausage sizzles they may have put on.
One of Mr Tallentire's opponents is Rob Coales.
Mr Coales has phoned me once during which we had a lengthy conversation.
Later we met and continued our discussions.
To me he is knowledgeable and seems to be across most issues.
This guy seems to be everywhere; his posters are all over the place.
Maybe Rob Coales should be the next Member of Parliament for the seat of Thornlie. MICHAEL COSTER, Thornlie. MAIN Roads considers Roe Highway to be the ‘missing link’ in the State’s road network, completing the Reid-Roe ring road around Perth.
Withdrawing the Roe 8 contracts means this road of national importance will not be completed and the massive investment by successive governments to link to Fremantle Port will fail.
Truck access to Fremantle Port is the current barrier to expanding container handling capacity.
Completing Roe Highway through to the Port will enable its current capacity of 1.2 million containers to grow to about 2.1 million containers per annum.
With further upgrades to the Port’s infrastructure, the life of Fremantle Port can be extended for up to 25 years and beyond.
The Maritime Workers Union (MUA) opposes the construction of the outer harbour, supports the expansion of Fremantle Port and rejects claims that a new automated outer harbour will generate additional ongoing employment after its construction. JIM REDDYHOUGH, Willeton.