Armadale MP scornful of Government’s transport plans

Fixing the Denny Avenue intersection in Kelmscott is a big part of Labor’s Metronet plan.
Fixing the Denny Avenue intersection in Kelmscott is a big part of Labor’s Metronet plan.

ARMADALE MP Tony Buti has criticised the State Government’s transport plan.

He said there was nothing in it for the construction of the Armadale Bridge at Cockburn or the Denny Avenue crossing in Kelmscott. Moreover, the Byford rail extension from Armadale would not occur until after 2050.

He said fixing Denny Avenue was a big part of Labor’s Metronet plan and the Byford extension was a priority line.

“Also the Liberal plan provides nothing for the Armadale Bridge over the freeway,” he said.

Meanwhile, plans to redevelop the Kelmscott town centre by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority are expected to be completed by late 2016.

The authority’s chief executive, Kieran Kinsella, said the centre had “significant challenges” due to the location of existing rail lines and main arterial roads and complex land assembly.

He said the authority was working with the City of Armadale, Main Roads WA and the Public Transport Authority to get a better understanding of the broader traffic network.