Nalder dig­ging hole for him­self: McGowan

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

OP­PO­SI­TION Leader Mark McGowan has crit­i­cised Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder’s lat­est “thought bub­ble” to cre­ate road tun­nels in a bid to re­duce con­ges­tion on Perth roads.

Mr Nalder told The West Aus­tralian last week roads such as Or­rong Road and Can- ning High­way could be suited to tun­nelling in­stead of widen­ing – there­fore avoid­ing costly land ac­qui­si­tions.

He said the fall­ing price of tun­nelling made the idea worth con­sid­er­ing and de­nied it would re­place pub­lic trans­port plans.

But Mr McGowan said the Trans­port Min­is­ter was “dig­ging a hole” for him­self.

“This is yet an­other thought bub­ble from the Govern­ment who don’t have a plan for trans­port,” he said.

“It is the lat­est in a se­ries of un­costed, un­funded ideas and he has al­ready stated it won’t hap­pen in his life­time.”

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