Election campaign leads to Mitchell Freeway noise wall promise

Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell with Transport Minister Bill Marmion.
Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell with Transport Minister Bill Marmion.

A WALL to reduce noise and light from freeway traffic could benefit Kingsley residents if the State Government is re-elected this weekend.

It has pledged to contribute $1.5 million to construct an amenity wall along the Mitchell Freeway southbound off-ramp to Hepburn Avenue.

“The relatively high volume and visibility of traffic using this particular off-ramp, coupled with the proximity of residential properties to the Greenwood station carpark, means limiting vehicle noise and light are a key priority,” Transport Minister Bill Marmion said.

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Labor candidate for Kingsley Jessica Stojkovski said this was an issue residents had also raised with her while she had been doorknocking.

The wall is expected to be about 300m long and 3-4m high.