Fo­rum flags pub­lic trans­port needs

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

ABOUT 70 City of Bel­mont res­i­dents had the ear of Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark McGowan and Op­po­si­tion trans­port spokes­woman Rita Saf­fi­oti at a Metronet fo­rum in Bel­mont on April 4.

Res­i­dents dis­cussed lo­cal trans­port is­sues and changes sur­round­ing devel­op­ment area 6 to ac­com­mo­date the new For­rest­field-Air­port rail line.

Among the sug­ges­tions for im­proved pub­lic trans­port were more carparks near key sta­tions, toi­lets and wheel­chair ac­cess at all sta­tions, and smaller and faster cir­cle routes.

Mr McGowan said La­bor’s Metronet fo­rums were a key com­po­nent of de­vel­op­ing its vi­sion for Perth.

“There is a des­per­ate need for a clear vi­sion and plan for the fu­ture of our trans­port sys­tem,” he said. “If we keep go­ing with the cur­rent hap­haz­ard ap­proach and lack of a co-or­di­nated plan, then our roads and our sub­urbs will seize up.”

Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark McGowan at the City of Bel­mont Metronet fo­rum.

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