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Bus boost for suburbs, new rail for freight – Greens launch more transport solutions for WA

The Greens launched an $842 million plan today to deliver express bus services, a new for old replacement fleet of hybrid electric buses, and a new dedicated freight rail line in Western Australia.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the initiative commits $300 million to providing express bus services and bus rapid transit to 15 hot spots in the metropolitan area, spanning some 60km - including Express Bus Services for Ellenbrook - linking into a North Eastern Bus Rapid Transit Corridor.

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Roe 8 Highway extension

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:30): I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes:

(i) Stage 8 of the Roe Highway:

(A) threatens the Beeliar wetlands and its regionally significant vegetation, banksia woodlands and the habitat of fauna, migratory birds and the endangered Carnaby cockatoo, and

(B) would dissect North Lake and Bibra Lake, recognised as valuable biodiversity sites by all three levels of government, and one of the most significant Aboriginal historical sites within the Perth metropolitan area south of the Swan River, and

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Roe Highway Stage 8 Project

Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
Question No.: NB-II 02
Division/Agency: Nation Building - Infrastructure Investment
Hansard Page: 23 (20/10/09)

Senator Ludlam asked:

Senator LUDLAM-All right. Can you tell us whether there have been any propositions to you from the Western Australian government for funding of the Roe Highway extension in the southern suburbs of Perth?

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Infrastructure Australia

Scott Ludlam 22 Oct 2009

Senator LUDLAM-I will not ask you about the views from your window. For some of these questions you might refer me to Infrastructure and Surface Transport Policy. I have a couple of questions about the bids into the previous Infrastructure Australia rounds from Victoria. You would probably be aware that state and federal government departments have refused freedom of information requests on details of the Victorian government's bids to Infrastructure Australia around the cost and benefits and so on. Are you aware of those?

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