Roe 8 / Beeliar Wetlands

Snap Protest in Response to Federal OK for Roe 8

Greens Member for South Metropolitan Lynn MacLaren MLC says the large turnout that mobilised at the Beeliar Wetlands this morning  in a rapid response to last night’s Federal environmental approval of Roe 8 highlights the significant community opposition to the Freight Link and the preparedness of the community to make this issue the Franklin Dam of our time.

“The community have indicated they are prepared to draw a line in the sand to save the Beeliar wetlands,” Ms MacLaren said.

“The powerful commitment the people of Perth have to protecting the area displayed this morning signals that this will be Franklin Dam issue of our time.” Read more »

ROE HIGHWAY STAGE 8 - FINAL DEBATE

A sea of blue T-sheets filled the public gallery to hear the final part of the debate to delete Roe 8 from the Metropolitan Region Scheme. Supporters are pictured here outside Parliament. The motion was lost when the Government successfully amended it to "leave it up to the Environmental Assessment" process. Read more »

Motion to scrap the Roe 8 extension to be debated in Parliament today

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, the Greens WA transport spokesperson, will today introduce a motion in the Legislative Council calling on the Barnett Government to abandon the proposed Stage 8 of the Roe Highway development, and to delete the current road reserve from the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

Ms MacLaren said “spending $620 million on building a road through one of the last remaining wetlands in the city is completely reckless from both an economic and environmental perspective. Every dollar that the Government spends on promoting this road is money that could be spent on sustainable transport solutions.” Read more »

Roe Highway Stage 8 motion speech

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 21 March 2012]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren

ROE HIGHWAY STAGE 8

Motion

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [7.31 pm]: I move —

That, for the purposes of — Read more »

Roe Highway extension - PER

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 28 September 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

845. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Environment: Read more »

Roe Highway extension - traffic modelling

On 31st August Lynn asked the following question without notice:

(1) What are the predicted total daily traffic flows on Leach Highway with and without the proposed Roe
Highway extension in 2021 and 2031?

The Government's reply was finally issued today: Read more »

Roe Highway extension - traffic modelling

On 1st September Lynn asked the following question without notice in Parliament:

(1) Can the minister confirm information published in the “Roe Highway Extension Public Environmental
Review Volume 1”, which states that —

Read more »

Only a few days left to make a Roe 8 submission

On Monday the submission period for the Roe 8 Highway Extension Public Environmental Review (PER) closes. Lynn will be making a submission to the PER and is urging other people to do the same. See our Roe 8 campaign page for more information.

View the PER documents.

Make a submission Read more »

Roe Highway extension - traffic modelling

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 1 September 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION — TRAFFIC MODELLING

Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport: Read more »