TIME TO IMPROVE LOCAL ROADS
SINCE Premier McGowan and Transport Minister Saffioti have ruled out any extension of Roe 8 or 9 Highway and there is $1.2 billion waiting to be spent on roads, it's now a great time to upgrade Rowley or Anketell roads as an alternative for heavy vehicles heading to Henderson ship building complex (HSBC) or Kwinana Outer Harbour.
There will be a big demand on roads leading to the HSBC within the next few years and also the need to build the Outer Harbour in the Kwinana Industries Area (KIA) into a world-class international port for the state.
As both Mayor Carol Adams and Nick Evans (Opinion) explained, it does show the future for the KIA and HSBC regions that is planned for this region. To accommodate the increase of heavy vehicle traffic into and out of this area, there is an urgent need to upgrade either Rowley or Anketell roads.
Upgrading Rowley or Anketell roads now will ensure increases of new industries into the Kwinana region, which will be a bonus for the State with improvements in road safety, employment opportunity, grain and stock vehicles, and reduce traffic into congested Fremantle streets and surrounding areas.
There is a need now to look to the future and commence upgrading roads and commence work on the outer harbour.
The State can't sit and wait until 2020 before the McGowan Government makes the move of upgrading this area in anticipation of big defence contracts being awarded to the State and increased traffic movement. STEVEN CRUDEN, Kwinana