Reverse the decsion to close 700 km of railwiay line in  Western Australia.
  • Petitioning Colin Barnett and Brendan Grylls

This petition will be delivered to:

Ian Radisich
Colin Barnett and Brendan Grylls

Reverse the decsion to close 700 km of railwiay line in Western Australia.

    1. Petition by

      Harper Tabb


My name is Harper and I am 12 years old and even I can see that closing the railway line and forcing farmers and industry to use trucking companies to haul freight on our already disastrous country roads is a foolish decision for the following reasons:
1. It will congest our roads causing longer traveling times for families
2. Poses more of a risk on our roads for increased accidents
3.We are taking a great railroad system which has been very reliable in past and means we loose part of our heritage.
4.It will cost more to maintain our roads as increased traffic from heavy haulage trucks will increase the rate at which our roads degrade.
5. Environmentally they will produce more green house carbon emissions
6. There is the increase of noise pollution
7. Small country councils are already struggling to fund roads and this will only make things worse

As a young person I have to travel and live in the country and this affects my life and my families well being. If you value young people then please sign my petition. Thank you Harper

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Robyn Downes AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I live in the Wheatbelt. The Great Eastern Highway is in a terrible condition and frightening enough without even More trucks! Save the Railway

    • Angelica Waszewski HILLARYS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important for me because I live close to the sea and it takes a much shorter time going by train to get to the city then by car.

    • Jennine Tabb AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      We should be expanding our railway system, not contracting it. There are so many reasons why rail would be better than road to develop our State. Railways for most freight, including for agricultural and mining produce, should be our mainstay in transport. The light commuter rail to the northern and southern metropolitan corridors seem to be the only rail that is considered important. The rail system in WA should be for city commuter, (longer, country) passenger and for freight transport. With a decent rail system we wouldn't need 80% of the population living in the small band of land along the coast. Our city roads have become congested with trucks and peak hour is becoming peak half days! On a Monday afternoon, between 3 and 3.30pm, Harper and I counted 62 freight trucks on the road between Sawyers Valley and Midland. And that was not an unusual day. This cannot be good for the environment, road maintenance, public safety, tourism, and our heritage. Please keep our railways!

    • Linda Lemasters NOLLAMARA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Road safety should be everyones issue

    • Hayley AyersFindlay TOODYAY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I live in the wheatbelt and it is already dangerous to drive on our roads with the amount of heavy haluage trucks out there many of whom work long hours and drive as if they own the orads. Many a time our fmaily has been placed in jeopardy from these trucks and I do not want to see the number of them increasing.


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