The proposed sale of Fremantle Port throws the Government’s ill-considered investment of $650 million of scarce State Government revenue in the Perth Freight Link into abysmal relief, Greens South Metropolitan MLC Lynn MacLaren says.
“The community is already deeply divided over plans to plough a total $1.6 billion of scarce State and Federal public funds on the Perth Freight Link, which will destroy precious wetlands and lock Perth into a truck-dominated , polluted future for decades to come,” Ms MacLaren said.
“Now we hear that the State Government intends to sell off a historic, public asset – the Fremantle Port – to raise cash to address its Budget deficit, even as it invests heavily in its short-sighted roads agenda.
“If the port is sold, the publicly-funded Perth Freight Link, connecting Roe Highway to the port of Fremantle, will service a private corporation. Read more »