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Both Russell Aubrey (left) and Logan Howlett are passionate about Roe 8, although they have divergent views of the project’s merits. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Election to determine road, port future

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Perth mayors have more at stake than most if the controversial Roe 8 contract is ripped up, having both devoted decades fighting on opposite sides of the debate.

Labor’s pledge to tear up the Roe 8 contract if it wins the March state election has made the building of the Perth Freight Link, and timing of an outer harbour, flashpoints in the lead up to polling day.

The state’s two major parties are engaged in a tit-for-tat battle of competing transport infrastructure plans ahead of next month’s election, with the addition of competing local government voices to the debate highlighting how polarised the issue has become. 

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