The Liberals remain committed to building Roe 8, while Labor claimed it would scrap the project in favour of the Metronet plan.
Riverton MLA Mike Nahan said building of the Roe 8 extension, expected to cost about $600 million, is the defining traffic congestion issue the southern suburb electorates. ‘The Liberals will build it, Labor will not,’ he said.
At a meeting between local Liberal politicians and candidates last week, the group said plans to build Roe Highway 8 extensions from Kwinana Freeway to Stock Road remained a priority for the party.
‘We have spent the past four years and $25 million working on the project, options are now with the Environmental Protection Authority and we are expecting an outcome in the next few months,’ Jandakot MLA Joe Francis said.
Earlier this month, Opposition Leader Mark McGowan announced he would, if elected, scrap Roe 8 extension plans as part of $1 billion in savings for Metronet.
He said Labor also planned to remove the land from the road reserve.
‘WA Labor will remove the Roe 8 extension from the Metropolitan Regional Scheme’