Public Transport Plan lacks vision

The WA Greens transport spokesperson Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC believes the State Government’s public transport plan, Public Transport for Perth in 2031, released today is disappointing for its lack of vision and complete neglects the Southern corridor.

“The extension of the rail line to Yanchep and the creation of a light rail from Mirrabooka to the CBD are significant and important – but the lack of investment in light rail elsewhere in the city will make it difficult to meet the goals of Directions 2031,” said Ms MacLaren.

“When you know what is required to deliver transport options to Perth this master plan falls short,” Ms MacLaren added. Read more »

The Greens (WA) Energy Policy

The Greens (WA) believe that Western Australia needs a long-term State Energy Strategy that charts a course to a secure, reliable and low carbon energy future. The current pathway of fossil fuel dependence and ever-increasing energy consumption is not sustainable given the realities of climate change and the emerging decline of global oil production. Read more »

The Greens (WA) Climate Change Policy

The Greens (WA) believe that human induced climate change poses the greatest threat to our world in human history. Immediate, strong and sustained action is required to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

The Greens (WA) Air Pollution Policy

The community is concerned about air pollution. Smog can damage lung and bronchial tissue, cause eye irritation, coughs, headaches and respiratory illness, increase asthma and cause cancers. In New South Wales, 400 people die each year as a result of particulate pollution and around Australia there are up to 1,000 deaths a year from this cause. Read more »

The Greens (WA) Transport Policy

Historically Western Australian planning and funding of transport infrastructure has been biased towards road transport, and despite recent significant investments in public transport the funding mechanisms for transport as a whole remain unequally skewed in this direction. Read more »

Greens welcome late night train trial for Perth

West Australian Greens have welcomed State Government plans to trial free 4am trains on weekends to help revellers home from nightspots.

Greens Federal transport spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam praised the work of Seb Brodie and Scott Brosens who campaigned for the service.

"It's heartening to see people power at work. This is only a trial but it is a positive outcome and a good start," said Senator Ludlam. Read more »

High Street-Stirling Highway Intersection - Upgrade

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 29 June 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien


Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to the proposed upgrade of the High Street–Stirling Highway intersection in Fremantle. Read more »

High Street, Fremantle - proposed upgrade

Question Without Notice No. 435 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 June 2011 by Hon Lynn Maclaren

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Roe 8 Public Environmental Review document released

Today the Public Environmental Review (PER) for the proposed Roe 8 Highway opened. The proposed highway will wreak irrevocable damage to the Beeliar wetlands, an urban sanctuary of great ecological significance and heritage value.The PER document reveals that up to 112 hectares of habitat will be cleared, including 78 hectares Carnaby's Cockatoo foraging habitat.

Lynn will be making a submission to the PER and is urging other people to do the same. Public submissions close on Monday 12 September. We'll post more information to help you make your submission here soon. See our Roe 8 campaign page for more information.

View the PER documents.

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Road Rage: Budgets have Western Australia on route for oil shock

The failure of the State and Federal budgets to address years of under-investment in public transport infrastructure has left the state extremely vulnerable to rising oil prices, the Greens warned today.

In Senate Budget Estimates hearings this week, Greens spokesperson for transport, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, confirmed that once again, Commonwealth infrastructure funds were pouring into urban road building while public transport funding lagged far behind. Read more »