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City welcomes next phase in traffic bridge consultation

first_imgCity welcomes next phase in traffic bridge consultation The City of Fremantle has welcomed the start of the next phase of community consultation on the options to replace the ageing Fremantle Traffic Bridge.The state and federal governments have committed matching funding to the $230 million Swan River Crossing project, which has been included on a list of projects to be fast tracked as part of the state government’s COVID-19 economic recovery measures.In response to community concerns about the proposed alignment of the new bridge, in September last year Fremantle Council called on the government to pause development of the project to enable a proper and meaningful community engagement process.Fremantle Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said the state government was to be commended for listening to the community and being willing to explore alternative options.“The Swan River Crossings project is an exciting and significant opportunity for Fremantle, so it’s important that we get it right,” Cr Sullivan said.“It’s pleasing that the government and Main Roads have now put forward four potential bridge alignment options, including building between the existing road and rail bridges as proposed in our Freo 2029: Transformational Moves strategy.“I’d encourage all Fremantle residents to get involved in this next stage of consultation to ensure the end result is bridge that meets the community’s expectations and that we can all be proud of.”The Swan River Crossings project will deliver a new traffic bridge, a new rail bridge and separated pedestrian and cyclist facilities.The latest phase in the community consultation on the project began this afternoon with a pop-up event at Fremantle Train Station. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ageing, building, City of Fremantle, community, community engagement, council, covid-19, federal government, Fremantle, Government, local council, Pedestrian, project, Swan, Western Australialast_img read more