Campaign aims to block freight link

The forum will have a number of guest speakers, including Moreland City Council�s Sue Bolton, who led the charge against Melbourne�s East-West Link, WA Senator Scott Ludlam, WA Labor�s Ken Travers, CUSP�s Peter Newman, Fremantle councillor Sam Wainwright and Save Beeliar Wetlands� Pam Nairn.

Councillor Wainwright said good public policy had been swept aside in this project.

�The State and Federal governments have not performed a cost-benefit ratio analysis for Perth Freight Link, refusing to even release their business case, claiming it�s commercial in-confidence,� he said.

�Fremantle Road2Rail is confident that when all the costs of Perth Freight Link are examined, including increased congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, dangerous diesel particulate pollution and the destruction of remnant bushland, the project will simply not stack up when compared to investment in better public transport and rail freight solutions.�

The forum will be held on April 11 from 2pm at the Fremantle Council Reception Room and will include a question and answer session.