Cockburn councillor continues to push Pro Roe 8 agenda

Cockburn councillor continues to push Pro Roe 8 agenda

THERE were no trucks but Cockburn councillor Steve Portelli said there was still plenty of voice during a demonstration last week by those keen to see Roe 8 built.

The Pro Roe 8 convener, a lone council voice in favour of the road, had planned to greet politicians returning to Parliament with an online petition backed by 8000 people and a carpark packed with freight trucks.

While the trucks never showed and Premier Mark McGowan did not attend to accept the petition, Cr Portelli said those who did show – including Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey – made their point.

Cr Portelli also tried to call on the City to conduct a Roe 8 poll of 3000 ratepayers, putting it forward as new business of urgent nature.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett rejected that, saying it did not meet the requirements.

Cr Portelli then attempted to put it forward as a motion for consideration at the next meeting. It will be considered by the chief executive for the June meeting.

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