Pro Roe 8 petition gains momentum with more than 9000 signatures

As momentum continues to build, the latest Roe 8 petition has attracted over 9000 signatures fighting to keep the project alive. The State Government plans to permanently delete the road reserve, but public response has indicated a strong support for the construction of Roe 8. Russel Aubrey, City of Melville Mayor, believes Roe 8 should…

Roe 8 Backers Fight Deletion of Road Reserve With New Petition

Roe 8 supporters have claimed the controversial highway extension is not dead, again fighting to save the project for future construction amid state government plans to permanently delete the road reserve. Backers of the extension state that Roe 8 will still cut the road’s congestion, with federal Liberal Party MP Ben Morton launching a petition…

Cockburn In Shock Following Councillor Steven Portelli’s Sudden Death

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has paid tribute to the City’s councillor Steven Portelli, after he suddenly died on Australia Day. Mr Howlett extended his condolences to the Portelli and Puglia families and on behalf of the City in a statement, while honouring the long-standing councillor’s service to the community. “The passing of Councillor…

Top Cop Calls For More Cyclist Acknowledgement Following Road Legislation

WA’s Police Commissioner claims motorists need to acknowledge cyclists on the road following new legislation requiring motorists to keep one metre away from cyclists on the state’s roads. Chris Dawson said cyclists have a right to be on the road and driver habits had resulted in road tragedies involving bike riders. “At times, cars just…

Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey hits at Roe extension plan

Melville City Mayor has criticised plans to link Roe Highway to Murdoch Drive, saying it will push all the congestion through to the Melville City area. The plan aims to reduce congestion on Murdoch Drive, South Street and Kwinana Freeway, improving access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Murdoch Activity Centre. Mr Aubrey, however, believes…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Roe 8 Rehab is Underway!

After months of protests, arrests, and arguments from both sides of politics for the controversial project, rehab has started to the now closed Roe 8 construction site. 231 jobs have now been secured on other congestion-issues around Perth, marking the conclusion of a negotiation process by Labor to redeploy workers to other secure jobs. The…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

EXCLUSIVE: Roe 8 Ramifications A Disaster For Murdoch Precinct

A new development in the Roe 8 saga has occurred. Murdoch University have revealed a plan to further develop the university site, but there may not be any access to the future site. The Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey says, “What we’re interested in is to be able to be free and live our lives…