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CONSORTIUM APPOINTED TO BUILD ROE 8

Posted in fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on October 28, 2015

The WA State Government has appointed a consortium to build the $ 500 million Roe 8 highway extension, which is part of the proposed Perth Freight Link.

The consortium is made up of Leighton Contractors, Georgiou, GHD, AECOM, WA Limestone and BG&E. It is the same consortium that is building the Gateway WA project around Perth Airport.

The government says it will create 600 jobs and came in under budget, and that the project will include an innovative road layout at the Kwinana/Roe highways interchange.

The wait is now on to see if engineers and planners can find a decent solution to actually finish the PFL into Fremantle Ports without destroying North Fremantle and parts of East Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beaconsfield and White Gum Valley.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Jen said, on October 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Good news finally, lets hope they move ahead quickly.
    Lets hope the tunnel option is the plan for part 2 as we will not even see a truck till it pops up just before the river.
    Then their will be need for a family home to be lost.
    Lets hope the government is brave enough to spend what’s needed to make the best linkage to the port.
    This investment will be for the next 50 yrs.
    Finally some needed investment in Fremantle infrastructure, about time.

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  2. Greenie Greenfield said, on October 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Yippee ‘Bring On The Link’. I had a real fist pump moment yesterday when this news broke. No more of Freo being cut off from the rest of Perth. We can now get to work in Welshpool, Midland and Canning vale with ease. Happy for the moment they will make it to Stock road. I am sure the experts will come up with a sensible solution for the second stage.
    Sucked in to the Rethink The Link Campaigners! Ha ha ha. That will serve them right for endorsing candidates for the local elections to the exclusion of others. What a bunch of scammers.

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  3. Simone McGurk MLA said, on October 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Hi Roel. It won’t be possible to build the second stage of PFL without destroying parts of the suburbs you mention. That’s why the state government has stopped talking about the so-called second stage of the Freight Link, which of course we know still doesn’t get to the port. There are so many reasons why Roe 8 must be stopped. Protecting suburbs impacted by stage two is among them.

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