A bridge too far

EAST and North Fremantle residents are holding a walk along Stirling Bridge tomorrow (Sunday March 5) to protest against the Perth Freight Link.

Local artist Tony Jones has teamed up with neighbour Catriona Cameron to organise the walk, saying they want the Barnett government to understand how much angst the project has created.

“It just doesn’t make sense for the government to lock our community into a future of diesel-belching container truck traffic through heavily popular inner urban areas,” Ms Cameron said.

• Tony Jones and Catriona Cameron on Stirling Bridge. Photo by Steve Grant

• Tony Jones and Catriona Cameron on Stirling Bridge. Photo by Steve
Grant

“I’m alarmed about the health implications for my young family.

“Diesel particulate pollution is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a cancer-causing substance.”

Mr Jones has lived in East Freo for more than 45 years and says the freight link will be devastating for the small municipality.

He supports Labor’s plans for a new harbour at Kwinana.

The walk starts at 10am, with residents meeting under the bridge at either end before coming together in the middle.

by STEVE GRANT

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