In April of last year, the Federal Liberal Government and WA Labor reached a deal to jointly fund the Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road on a 50-50 funding basis.
However, not two weeks after this agreement was made, WA Labor appeared to be backflipping out of the deal. This is despite the Federal Liberal Government allocating $107.5 million for the extension in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
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Local MPs unite to Fund Our Freeway
Christian, Ian & Mayor Tracey Roberts recently hosted Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher on a visit to Hester Avenue.
22 March 2018
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter and Federal Member for Moore, Ian Goodenough today launched “Fund Our Freeway” - a campaign where the northern suburbs community can get behind vital infrastructure projects such as the extension of the Mitchell Freeway to Romeo Road and its widening southbound from Hodges Drive.
Community support is essential to making these projects a reality and Mr Porter and Mr Goodenough are urging their constituents to sign the online petition to Fund Our Freeway.
The proposed upgrades would see the Mitchell Freeway extended north to Romeo Road and widened southbound between Hodges Drive and Hepburn Avenue, then again between Reid Highway and Erindale Road.
Earlier this month Mr Porter and Mr Goodenough invited Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher to their electorates to highlight how important funding for these projects is to the community and so he could experience first hand the congestion on the Mitchell Freeway during peak hour.
“This is something that effects an enormous amount of people in both mine and Christian’s electorate on a daily basis,” Mr Goodenough said.
“If we can show the tremendous support for this project across both electorates we are confident that the Government will support the project.”
Mr Porter said that the McGowan State Labor Government can’t be relied upon to support and fund the ever growing infrastructure needs of our northern suburbs.
“It was incredibly disappointing to see $74 million for the widening of the Freeway southbound scrapped in the last WA State Budget,” Mr Porter said.
“The community support for these vital pieces of infrastructure is overwhelming and it is clear there is a real need for the widening of the Mitchell Freeway and its extension to Romeo Road.
“As our northern suburbs continue to grow, these infrastructure projects are essential to ease congestion - they are all about making our lives easier and getting us home to our families even faster.”
To show your support for extending and widening the Mitchell Freeway, click here