PFL NO SOLUTION
I DON’T believe I am "xenophobic" or "short sighted", and I have done my best to be well informed on both the positive and negative aspects of the PFL.
The 60-year-old plan Dorothy Davidson wrote of in her letter is just that – "old". Times have changed.
It was created back in the days when wetlands and remnant bush were seen as rubbish tips and not worth preserving.
Perth was not the sprawling city it is today.
The original freight route was intended as a loop road to go around the outskirts of residential areas, but in the Perth of today the proposed road will cut a swathe through our suburbs.
Many roads on that original plan have already been deleted and the land put to other use.
I don't agree that Bibra Lake will be enhanced by a four-lane highway. I don't think too many people would view such a road through their suburb as an enhancement.
It is planned to be pushed through our much-loved and well-
nating the 30 per cent of trucks that run empty. Moving the empty container park to where it is needed would be easy and cheap. Increasing freight on rail could then cut truck movements through Fremantle by up to 50 pr cent. Only after that should...