What We Thought Would Kill Us - The Graham Farmer Freeway and Northbridge Tunnel

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This report examines the controversy and long-term outcomes surrounding the Graham Farmer Freeway and Northbridge Tunnel project.

The Freeway with a 1.6 kilometre tunnel was proposed as a long-term solution to alleviate inner-city traffic congestion. The project received wide-spread community support, however there were others who were vehemently opposed to the project on the grounds that it was an out-dated proposal that would continue to facilitate a car dependent community. Opponents suggested that the project’s cost of over $300 million would be better spent on public transport.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.