Transport

Greens say no more chances for Magellan

Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC, the Greens transport spokesperson believes that Magellan’s license to export lead should be revoked, after it was revealed earlier this week that lead had been conveyed on the wrong train line.

The Office of the Environmental Protection Authority is investigating the changed route after receiving a tip-off that lead carbonate had been transported via Kwinana rather than directly from Forrestfield to North Fremantle as outlined in Magellan's environmental management plan.  Read more »

Magellan metals - transportation of lead carbonate

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[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 16 March 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

MAGELLAN METALS — TRANSPORTATION OF LEAD CARBONATE Read more »

Road money will ease congestion but it won’t last

Frustrated freeway commuters can be forgiven for shouting for joy with the news of the Government’s decision to bring forward a $58 million project to widen sections of the Kwinana Freeway to three lanes . But the celebration won’t last, as congestion will rapidly increase to current levels even with the new lanes, predicts Greens WA Transport spokesperson, Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC.
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Greens call for an end to lead shipments through Fremantle

The Greens are calling for a permanent end to the shipment of lead carbonate through Fremantle after it was revealed today that lead had been conveyed on the wrong train line.

Hon. Lynn MacLaren MLC the Greens spokesperson on Transport said “Now Magellan has clearly demonstrated it can’t live up to the Environmental Management Plan, so their license should be withdrawn. The company has been given too many chances already and has shown it can’t be trusted.”
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Light rail needs lines in the budget to match lines on the map

Western Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has urged the State Government to make a Perth light rail network a budget priority, with reports that a public transport strategy will go to cabinet on Monday.
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Transport

Due to a combination of poor urban planning and inadequate public transport provision, Perth has become one of the most car-dependent cities in Australia. Read more »

Lifting of lead export ban premature

Lynn MacLaren MLC has expressed her grave concerns at the announcement this week that Magellan Metals will again be able to transport lead carbonate through the port of Fremantle. Read more »

Roe Highway Extension

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[COUNCIL - Tuesday, 2 June 2009]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien
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ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION
572. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Transport:
(1) Once Roe Highway, as planned in the metropolitan region scheme, which threatens to irrevocably Read more »