Roe 8 a bridge too far
Club celebrates 50 years
WORKS are under way on the Karel Avenue bridge widening project but as one congestion-busting project starts, Liberal politicians continue to take shots about the need to reinstate the Roe 8 link.
State and Federal government officials were onsite last Thursday to oversee the start of the process, which by late next year will result in a wider, dual-lane bridge over Roe Highway.
Additional funding from City of Cockburn and Jandakot Airport Holdings will allow the widening to be from Farrington LYNWOOD Ferndale Football Club is celebrating 50 years this weekend.
Past and present players, coaches, families and friends are invited to Ferndale Park on Saturday, August 17, for a day of fun and activities.
A reserves game will kick off at 12.30pm.
Both reserves and league sides will be wearing special commemorative jumpers that replicate the first jumpers worn by the club.
Lynwood Ferndale Junior Football Club played Road to Berrigan Drive.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said improving Karel Avenue was one of seven road projects in Perth’s south to enhance efficiency and safety.
“The combined projects will deliver increased capacity to remove congestion at known pinch points such as Karel Avenue and Cockburn Central,” she said. “These projects support other major transport infrastructure improvements such as the Metronet Thornlie-cockburn Link.”
Federal Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure its first game in 1970 at its home ground Woodford Park in Lynwood.
The club moved to Ferndale Park in 1978 and amalgamated with Lynwood Ferndale Amateur Football Club in 1990.
Lynwood Ferndale Football Club has produced many AFL and WAFL players, including 2000 Brownlow Medallist Shane Woewodin.
Club memorabilia will be on display in the club rooms and there will also be an afternoon tea followed by live entertainment at night. Minister Alan Tudge said construction would create 200 jobs but was just as concentrated on rekindling a Roe 8 debate.
“This is going to get rid of a frustrating and potentially dangerous bottleneck south of Farrington Road, where two lanes currently merge into one,” Mr Tudge said.
“It will create better access to the Jandakot Industrial Area, which is expected to support more than 8000 jobs and 300 businesses when fully developed.”
“But it would be remiss of me not to also point out that the Karel Avenue upgrade was on the original designs for Roe 8.
“While the State Government unfortunately didn’t want to proceed with that, we at the Federal level of course, would still like to see that under way.
“We’ve got $1.2 billion remaining on the table. We want to see the job done.
“I know that the residents locally want to see the job done because it would take 7000 trucks off the south Perth roads. So we’ll be continuing to prosecute the case in relation to Roe 8 and 9 being built.”
Lynwood Football Club players Taylon Frijaf and Trent Verchell in the 50th anniversary jumpers.