11:25 – Noongar elder Sealin Garlett says the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council had not given approval for the works to start and called on WA Main Roads to down tools. Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and Cr Philip Eva also joined the ranks of protestors.
• Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett talking with a staffer from WA Main Roads.
• Noongar elder Sealin Garlett talking with a staffer from WA Main Roads.
About eight to 10 police and mounted police are facing about 30 protesters as drilling operations in preparation for the Perth Freight Link started this morning.
Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and protesters are currently holding up placards in a tense stand-off with Main Road representatives.
The works have started on the corner of Hope Road and Bibra Lake Drive.