Works ‘not an ex­ten­sion’

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

City of Cock­burn plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment ser­vices di­rec­tor Daniel Arndt said coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives would know more af­ter a meet­ing with Main Roads this month.

“The City has con­firmed that the State Gov­ern­ment does not sup­port the mod­i­fi­ca­tion of any lo­cal road to al­low freight ac­cess from Stock Road to the Kwinana Free­way,” he said.

“This in­cludes Far­ring­ton and Win­ter­fold roads.

“Any mod­i­fi­ca­tion of these roads would only be for the sole ben­e­fit of lo­cal res­i­dents to bet­ter move in and around the com­mu­nity.

“The State Gov­ern­ment has clearly in­di­cated that this is not a part of any ex­ten­sion to Roe High­way.”

Wil­lagee MLA Peter Tin­ley said he was look­ing to fa­cil­i­tate a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion “as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble”.

“I have had sev­eral dis­cus­sions with Rita Saf­fi­oti and she is com­mit­ted to a con­sul­ta­tion process once de­sign de­tails are es­tab­lished,” she said.

“I be­lieve it is im­por­tant to have the an­swers to ma­jor and ob­vi­ous com­mu­nity ques­tions be­fore a meet­ing is ar­ranged.”

Con­struc­tion on the pro­ject, which was in­cluded in a $2.3 bil­lion road and rail deal struck by Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull and Pre­mier Mark McGowan last month, is ex­pected later this year and ex­pected to cre­ate 700 jobs.

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