Greens South Metropolitan MLC Lynn MacLaren has welcomed today’s announcement from Mark McGowan that it will not proceed with Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link if takes Government in March, but says it should not have taken a looming election for the ALP to make its position clear.
“I’m pleased the ALP has finally bowed to pressure from the Greens and the community to rule out Roe 8 once and for all,” Ms MacLaren said.
“However, it is disappointing it has taken two months and a looming election for the ALP to commit to redirecting the $1.9 billion allocated to the Perth Freight Link.
“The Greens have been saying all along that it was a reckless move from the Barnett Government to sign contracts so close to an election.
“We have been steadfast in our advocacy for the environment over bad infrastructure decisions.
“You always know where you stand with the Greens."