Link a riddle: O’Neill

MAYOR Jim O’Neill says the Perth Freight Link’s impact on East Fremantle is still a riddle following a disappointing meeting with WA Main Roads.

Mr O’Neill was hopeful of getting detail on how East Freo would be modified to cope with the PFL barreling over the Stirling and Canning Highway intersection.

PFL critics argue that container trucks will be backed up at the busy intersection unless Stirling Bridge is widened.

Intersection

“At the moment we have been told that there are not any plans to address the intersection but we were informed that a second bridge, adjacent to the existing Stirling Bridge was a possibility,” Mr O’Neill says.

“Without any plans on how this bridge and the Stirling and Canning Highway intersection would work, it is again difficult to assess what impacts this will have.

“The intersection does not cope now and an increase in container traffic would only exacerbate the problem.

Mr O’Neill says he is in favour of an outer harbour as proposed by WA Labor, which has committed to spending $4 million if elected to develop a plan for the facility.”

by STEPHEN POLLOCK

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