WAFarmers staged a peaceful protest today, flying a ‘Save Lives, Save Rail’ banner during WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder’s opening address at Wagin Woolorama.
This protest was held to reiterate to Mr Nalder the organisation’s concern over the closures of Tier 3 rail lines in Western Australia.
“The number of heavy truck movements has increased as a result of these closures, putting the safety of rural communities and road users at risk,” Mr Park said.
Recent road closures and accidents have highlighted the severity of the situation.
WAFarmers believes that, as owner of the rail, the State Government has a responsibility to be involved in the negotiations between Brookfield and CBH, to ensure the rail network is fully utilised to efficiently move grain and other freight to port.
“The Tier 3 issue has not been dealt with and we are here to remind Minister Nalder of that,” Mr Park said.
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