To underline this point, have a look at the $350 million widening of Great Eastern Highway between Kooyong Road and Tonkin Highway to six lanes, including bus priority lanes.
This will more than adequately cater for air travellers to go to and to leave the airport.
What urgently needs to be addressed is the ever-increasing congestion of vehicle traffic now using Orrong Road to and from the city. Many of these vehicles contain only one person. Single-person vehicles need to stop choking our roads, creating pollution and curbing productivity.
While Labor’s roundabout Metronet rail system includes Forrestfield and High Wycombe, there is more than enough government-owned property in the centre of Orrong Road to either include heavy or light rail or dedicated bus lanes to and from Perth, with a terminus at Orrong Road and Tonkin Highway, Wattle Grove.
This junction will allow a park ‘n’ ride for the residents of those areas.
To the politicians with grandiose plans (with others’ hard-earned cash), I say that they have forgotten a simple rule: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.