Roe 8 environmental rehabilitation underway

The rehabilitation of the Roe 8 site is now underway, marking the conclusion of a successful negotiation to redeploy workers to new projects and secure jobs.The rehabilitation of the Roe 8 site is now underway, marking the conclusion of a successful negotiation to redeploy workers to new projects and secure jobs.

The initial rehabilitation program forms part of a package of work awarded to the former Roe 8 alliance.

The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group, chaired by the Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley, is overseeing the site remediation and looking at opportunities to maximise community participation in the rehabilitation activities.

Initial works by the alliance will focus on weed control, removal of mulch piles and installation of permanent conservation reserve fencing to protect regrowth on the site.

In the coming months, the alliance will begin work on three important road upgrades:

– The extension of Murdoch Drive to connect to Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway

– A dual carriageway on Armadale Road between Anstey and Tapper roads

– A dual carriageway on Wanneroo Road between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive

“The start of the rehabilitation program marks a symbolic end to the Perth Freight Link saga,” said Premier Mark McGowan in a statement.

“Our new package of works will address congestion and safety concerns on key sections of our road network and boost job opportunities for Western Australians.”

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