Beeliar Wetlands

The Barnett Government is poised to build Roe 8 through the Beeliar wetlands. 

He has pledged $630m of state money. Three days before Christmas 2014 environmental approval was granted.

Watch Lynn's video on the precious Beeliar wetlands here

Government Rebuked on Reckless Roe 8 Highway Move

Greens MLC for the South Metro Region, Lynn MacLaren today rebuked the state government for its disastrous decision to plough a highway through the precious Beeliar Wetlands.

“The Barnett Government is fiscally reckless in its decision to announce $591 million of WA money to build the unpopular Roe 8 highway extension. In an already tight budget year, this is a poor expenditure choice,” Ms MacLaren said.

“Ploughing a highway through the last large wetland system in the Perth metropolitan area is environmentally irresponsible. Read more »

Greens: State Government must be clear on where congestion tax will be spent

 Media statement, Thursday, 4 December 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has called on the State Government to reveal what infrastructure projects the proposed congestion tax will fund, stating “if it is to build more roads, we are no further forward.”

“Revenue should be invested directly into creating world class public transport and cycling infrastructure,” said Ms MacLaren, Greens WA Transport spokesperson.
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Greens push through bike safety bill in response to fatalities

Media statement, Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren will tomorrow urgently bring forward debate for her Road Traffic (Keeping Safe Distances from Bicycles) Amendment Bill after a recent cycling death has demonstrated ‘how critical it is that we act immediately to protect vulnerable road users’.

“I welcome increased funding for bike paths by the State Government, but this infrastructure will take time and money to implement, we need to act now before more lives are lost.
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Greens urge support for increased cyclist safety following another saddening fatality

Media statement, Monday 13 October 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today urged the State Government to support her Bill to protect cyclists after another fatality on the weekend showed more drastic action must be taken to protect vulnerable road-users.

“My sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Brynt McSwain, another cyclist who died tragically on WA roads. Read more »

Bike funding welcome but inadequate

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says new joint local and State government grants that will this year fund 22km of new bike paths in metro and regional WA, and 3km of on-road bikeways – while welcome – are simply not enough to meet demand.

“There are numerous short trips that more adults and children would take by bike if they felt safer, and this is why a bolder approach to funding cycle ways is necessary.

“Perth would become a world-class cycling city by allocating three per cent of our State transport budget to bike infrastructure and planning,” Ms MacLaren said. Read more »

Roe Highway stage 8: Federal funding - Questions

452. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport: Read more »

Cycling - Black spots: Questions

770. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport: Read more »

Greens Welcome Bike Network Plan

Media statement, Friday 4 April, 2014.

Two years after releasing a draft for public comment, the Barnett Government has finally delivered on its promise for a Bike Network Plan, but it has gutted the funding required, the Greens say.

“The government’s recently released WA Bicycle Network Plan has picked up a lot of ideas from the Green’s Bike Vision, released last year. This includes the safe routes to schools and even a smartphone app to plan journeys and report faults,” says Lynn MacLaren Greens MLC.
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Enjoy the ride - Advertising campaign: Questions

262. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Road Safety:
(1) What was the total cost of the Enjoy the Ride campaign?
(2) How was the road safety effectiveness of this education campaign measured?
(3) Was there a reduction in the number of speeding fines issued? Read more »