Mosman Park residents to host forum to discuss Perth Freight Link

Mosman Park residents to host forum to discuss Perth Freight Link

MOSMAN Park residents have organised a public forum about the controversial $1.9 billion Perth Freight Link (PFL) before the July 2 Federal Election.

The forum will be held at Alf Adams Pavilion, Solomon St, Mosman Park, on June 28 at 7.30pm, where concerned residents will raise further fears about a potential rise in Fremantle Port truck traffic on the western suburbs routes of Curtin Avenue and Stirling Highway.

“The problem is, if the PFL proceeds, by the time we find out it’s a problem it will be too late and nothing will be able to be done about it, so this forum will give local residents a chance to ask some questions and hear some facts,” Mosman Park Mayor and PFL sceptic Ron Norris said.

The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $1. 2 billon towards the construction of the toll route proposed by the State Government from Roe Highway to East Fremantle.

PFL supporters, including Curtin MHR Julie Bishop and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA have downplayed its potential affects on western suburbs roads.

The mayors of Kwinana and Fremantle and the heads of the Kwinana Industry Group and WA Farmers Federation will speak at the forum.