off the rails
Subtle product placement here…
MR T.R. BUSWELL (Vasse — Minister for Transport) [9.37 am]: I thank the member for Jandakot for raising a difficult issue. I also thank him for the photos. As the member rightly points out, if this land were to be subdivided now, with a rail corridor through the middle, there would be a much more significant degree of physical separation between the railway line and the residents.
The other factor that complicates matters—really, from Midland right through to the coast—is the increased use of the railway line. That is driven by a number of factors. I have been out with the member for Southern River and stood on the railway line—not on it, because a train came and we got off, but near the railway line in his electorate, where there are some noise amenity issues as well. The increased use has been driven by increased container trade through the port of Fremantle.
When I am next down in the member for Jandakot’s electorate, which happens quite frequently now, as we tour around in his ute and I bring my AC/DC music on my new iPod Nano—whatever it is; a little one—perhaps a good course of action would be to meet these folk.
Subject: Kewdale-Fremantle Rail Freight Line [Legislative Assembly – Grievance]
Date: 17 May 2012
Hansard reference: p. 2785 [online (pdf)]