The concert against Roe 8 highway at the Beeliar Wetlands Centre on Sunday afternoon attracted hundreds of people from all over the region, including many Noongar people.
The event was organised by concerned mothers worried about the future of their children, so not at all one of those “loony lefty greenies” events that often are belittled. This was a broad section of the community. Even the Cottesloe residents and ratepayers association was there, and that part of town is not exactly known as a loony lefty heartland.
Genuine community concern and opposition should not be dismissed by the Barnett government as a political stunt by minority groups but should be treated with respect and admiration for their willigness to stand up and speak out.
The opposition to Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link is supported by the Town of Mosman Park, Town of East Fremantle, City of Cockburn and the City of Fremantle.
Community groups and individuals please feel free to drag photos off the blog to spread the word! A photo credit will be appreciated.