Transport lacking despite fast growth

Ellenbrook’s lack of public transport is an issue.
Ellenbrook’s lack of public transport is an issue.

Opposition transport spokesman Ken Travers said comments by Premier Colin Barnett last week that the Roe 8 extension was no longer on the Government’s agenda and would not be built in the current term, was a betrayal of the WA people.

‘Another day, another broken promise by the Barnett Government,’ Mr Travers said.

Mr Foley said Ellenbrook was a fast-growing community and, combined with the increasing population in the Urban Growth Corridor, there was more and more need for public transport.

‘The City is keen to see improved public transport for Ellenbrook, whether it be in the form of rail or a rapid bus transit system,’ he said. ‘We are actively lobbying the State Government to invest in this,’ Mr Foley said.

Mr Travers said the Liberal Party had consistently promised to build Roe 8. He claimed it was a defining difference between Labor and the Liberals in the southern suburbs at the last election.

‘At the 2008 State Election, the Liberal Party promised to build Roe Stage 8 in its first term of Government.

‘What the Liberals don’t understand is that it has an obligation to honour its commitments,’ he said.