[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 21 May 2013]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon James Chown
72. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport:
I refer to plans for light rail.
(1) Will the minister consider amending the original light rail proposal to run from the city to Mt Lawley Read more »

One year of inaction on bike blackspot ends with cyclist in hospital

One year of inaction on bike blackspot ends with cyclist in hospital
Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, Lynn MacLaren MLC. 23 May 2013.

More than one year after warning Transport Minister Troy Buswell to fix a Perth cycling blackspot, a cyclist has been hospitalised after a crash at the very same site.
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55. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Transport:
(1) Can the minister confirm that the federal government has announced $59 million for the widening of Leach
Highway and High Street?
(2) Will the state government contribute any funds to complete this project? Read more »


20. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the transport of Rosslyn Hill Mining lead carbonate through Fremantle port.
(1) When will these shipments commence, and when will they cease?
(2) How many shipments are expected this year? Read more »

Greens Plan Answers Call for Help on Sprawl

Today the Greens supported CEO’s calls for State Government support to deliver services and infrastructure along Perth’s fringes and said that working smarter within our current urban footprint will relieve pressure in outer suburbs.

As chief executives of outer suburban councils call for action on urban sprawl, Greens WA Planning Spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC said Perth had all the land needed for today and future growth.
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Why can’t I catch a tram to my polling place?

Greens WA Transport Spokesperson, Lynn MacLaren MLC said today’s RAC figures on motoring vindicated Greens plans for public transport networks. 

“Voters could have been on a tram to a polling place next Saturday if the Government had put down track in 2010,” said Ms MacLaren. Read more »

Buswell needs to come clean on Federal funding for transport

The Barnett Government must reveal the details of their Federal funding requests in the wake of Troy Buswell’s admission that the Commonwealth will need to pay for more than half of the Liberals’ transport election promises, the Greens said today.

On February 7th Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam attempted to uncover the details of the State’s light rail funding application to Infrastructure Australia, only to be told they were confidential. Read more »

Don’t sacrifice light rail to politics

The Greens light rail proposal adapted by the Barnett Government should not be sacrificed for 'MetroNet', the Greens warned.
Greens transport spokesperson Lynn MacLaren said scrapping light rail would waste the planning and design work already done and forgo the city-building potential of electric light rail.
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Greens Call in Umpire on Rail Costings

Greens Transport spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC called for an independent and transparent analysis of costings while debate rages over light and heavy rail proposals by the Government and the Opposition.

“The Government’s projected cost of a light rail network is one of the most expensive we’ve seen,” Ms MacLaren said. “I would really like to see why they are projecting more than a billion dollars.

“Likewise, we have no costs or roll-out details for the ALP’s proposed heavy rail network.
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Light rail – the time has come!

The Greens have outlined a vision for the future of Perth as we move into an era where climate change, petrol prices and traffic congestion demand that we rethink the way our city works.

Perth can prosper in a carbon-light future if we make decisions now to shock-proof ourselves against the challenges of the 21st century, and a rapid, electrified mass transit system must be a part of this vision. Read more »