Case rested

IN response to Krista Price’s letter in last week’s edition, the huge Somerville pine plantation covered many of the southern suburbs, and the black cockatoos loved the pine nuts, and were plentiful.

Very little is now left of this plantation, so most of the cockatoos have flown away.

Roe 8 is planned to follow the existing powerline and this area has already been cleared.

Ms Price must have missed the following news report that congestion is costing Perth businesses big money with many employees spending too much time out on the road caught up in traffic on Perth’s choked up roads.

The congestion could cost the State $16 billion a year in lost productivity by 2031.

I rest my case.

JIM REDDYHOUGH, Willetton.