September 11, 2001
To: The Premier of
Dr. Geoff Gallop, MLA.
Freight Rail Facilities in Canning Vale.
just seems like yesterday that you were amongst the concerned
people of Canning Vale opposing the introduction of a freight rail
facility opposite our homes. We appreciated that help you gave, we
again ask you for your assistance in this matter.
It seems that we are to be confronted with yet another attempt to
introduce rail freight facilities into Canning Vale opposite our
homes. As you stated then, and I would trust you hold the same
view today, that families should be considered foremost in all
planning matters and not allow them to carry the burden of poor or
We understand that discussions have taken place with Landcorp and
land holders in the Canning Vale Industrial estate to open a rail
spur to service their proposed facilities. As you can appreciate
we do not wish to embark on another campaign to stop such a plan,
but we will confront any issue that adversely affects the amenity
of our community.
Geoff, I ask you to look into this matter and recommend to
Landcorp and the interested parties that they take up the option
to locate their operations in the assigned areas of Forrestfield.
Land transfers can be negotiated to facilitate the development
they require and save the community and the business groups
significant time and expense. We expect the business group in
question will endeavour to take legal action against our
Association again, we do ask that this matter can be resolved
quickly and decisively .
Geoff, as this matter if of a critical nature I would appreciate
your early intervention and we look forward to hearing from you at
your earliest. I can be contacted on 0417 934 197.