Crime a high pri­or­ity for Gos­nells can­di­dates


Comment News (Armadale) - - Front Page - Ben Smith

CRIME and more fa­cil­i­ties loom as key is­sues for prospec­tive City of Gos­nells coun­cil can­di­dates.

Ahead of the Oc­to­ber 21 elec­tion, safety, crime preven­tion and in­creased com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties were the most com­mon pri­or­i­ties for coun­cil can­di­dates.

With Mayor Ol­wen Searle up for re-elec­tion along­side deputy mayor Julie Brown and coun­cil­lors David Goode and Bill Wif­fen, it prom­ises to be an in­ter­est­ing vote.

Nu­mer­ous can­di­dates ex­pressed an in­ter­est in im­ple­ment­ing new mea­sures to pre­vent crime and en­sure the safety of the res­i­dents.

Given Gos­nells, Thorn­lie and Can­ning Vale were named among the top 10 worst per­form­ing sub­urbs for home bur­glary in­sur­ance claims by the RAC this year, it is un­sur­pris­ing it fig­ures as a high pri­or­ity.

Many other can­di­dates were also keen to build new and im­prove cur­rent com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties through the City, es­pe­cially for youths and the el­derly.

Lo­cal parks were another pop­u­lar topic, with can­di­dates hop­ing to pitch in to the City’s Pub­lic Open Space strat­egy, which is cur­rently in full swing.

The re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the Gos­nells town cen­tre has long been a hot topic and was con­sid­ered a pri­or­ity by some coun­cil hope­fuls.

The long-awaited Can­ning Vale train sta­tion on Ni­chol­son Road, due to open in 2021, was also a point of in­ter­est, with can­di­dates want­ing to en­sure the sur­round­ing in­fra­struc­ture best ben­e­fits the com­mu­nity.

For out more in­for­ma­tion on the can­di­dates, visit the Com­mu­nity News mini-site at­mu­ni­ /perthvotes.

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