Protestors take Roe 8 fight to High Court

Opponents of the state government’s controversial Roe 8 highway extension project have taken their fight to the High Court following a recent decision that validated the project’s environmental approval.


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Kate is right

It would be interesting to plot the addresses of the protesters. You'll find that this has more to do with NIMBYs who are concerned about property values. The road corridor has been established well before anyone moved in the area. This is like ppl who move next to a pub then complain about the noise. The link is absolutely necessary to WA's transport industry and economy.

I for one am not a Nimby and will possibly loose my family home if this goes through. So many people are so ignorant on this it is beyond belief. Stick your our of touch pub comment because we have never complained about the traffic noise that goes past our back fence and have never been on a "gazetted planned road reserve" if we were then we'd shut up and wear it !!!!!!get your facts right and do your homework before voicing your wrong uniformed opinion. If you were I our position you'd be jumping up and down making a lot of noise too.

Hamilton Hill
I hardly think you can describe several local councils and Mayors and thousands of concerned citizens: Fremantle, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Cockburn, East Freo as "nimbies". This project has been taken on and off the table with each successive government. All you are saying is that something designed back in the 50s should be pushed through with zero acknowledgement of impact, onto a vastly changed human and natural landscape. What other no-longer-relevant, ill-considered relic from 60+ years ago would be handled in such a way in the face of such widespread opposition (and not all of it from property owners but concerned residents such as myself and those with some regard to environmental and indigenous history impact)?

Roe 8 is absolutely mandatory for the future of Perth. The comment made earlier is 100% true, which states that those opposing the project are NIMBYs who are concerned about property values decreasing. These individuals would have known before they purchased their property this road had been planed for over 60 years. The whole point being made about the environmental impact is irrelevant as it is effecting less than 3%. What studies have proved is that 98% of protesters: -Don't have a job, or are very low wage earners. -Don't consider what is more important for the future of Perth. -Don't consider the benefits for Businesses -Don't consider the environmental benefits -Don't consider the safety benefits -And are generally uneducated/unintelligent

Which studies are these?

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