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People power prevails in Leith

Hard work and people power have prevailed in Leith with the government backflipping on its original design for the Leith overpass.

Labor Member for Braddon Anita Dow said the community had put a lot of effort in to achieve this outcome.

“Today’s announcement is a win for the Leith community and I congratulate them on their tireless efforts standing up for what they believe in,” Ms Dow said.

“We have seen the Leith community campaign for some time against this development and to force the government to backflip is certainly a win.

“Why did it take so long for the government to make this decision?

“This is the best possible outcome for the community, with better safety features being added to the road and people not being forced to lose their homes.

“Today’s announcement is a victory for common sense and people power. The people of Leith can rest easy knowing they fought for and achieved the best outcome for the community.”

Anita Dow MP  
Labor Member for Braddon