Roe 8 a bridge too far

Club cel­e­brates 50 years

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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