Prom­ises, prom­ises

Comment News (Gosnells) - - State Election '17 -

ETHNIC groups will be able to ap­ply for an­nual grants to build new fa­cil­i­ties or re­fur­bish ex­ist­ing ones un­der an $8 mil­lion pack­age promised by the Lib­eral Party.

Mem­ber for South­ern River Peter Abetz said the Mul­ti­cul­tural Fa­cil­i­ties Fund of $2 mil­lion each year for four years would be es­tab­lished in recog­ni­tion of the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion the var­i­ous mi­grant groups made to WA’s di­verse so­ci­ety.

The an­nual grants – up to a max­i­mum of $250,000 – will be awarded on a match­ing funds ba­sis.

THE La­bor Party has promised to kick-start the Madding­ton Town Cen­tre Re­gen­er­a­tion.

As part of the plan, La­bor would re­lo­cate the water main that runs un­der Albany High­way.

The City of Gos­nells was ea­ger to get started on the re­gen­er­a­tion of the Madding­ton area, cre­at­ing new tran­sit-ori­en­tated apart­ment liv­ing and a ma­jor new park­land at the far end of Madding­ton Oval.

THE Lib­eral Party has com­mit­ted $36 mil­lion to in­stalling flash­ing 40km/h signs in all West Aus­tralian schools.

Lib­eral can­di­date for Thorn­lie Rob Co­a­les, who is also a for­mer Gos­nells po­lice sergeant, warned mo­torists WA Po­lice would con­tinue to en­force the school zone speed limit when stu­dents re­turned to class this week.

The sub­urb of Gos­nells with 799 in­fringe­ments fea­tured in the top five worst sub­urbs for school zone speed­ing in­fringe­ments last year.

THE La­bor Party has promised to in­stall CCTV at five lo­ca­tions around South­ern River.

La­bor promised $250,000 to im­prove road safety and build new traffic is­lands to tackle hooning.

La­bor can­di­date for South­ern River Terry Healy said: “Suther­lands Park is of­ten raised as a lo­ca­tion that needs CCTV and we are also ask­ing for com­mu­nity feed­back about any other lo­ca­tions they be­lieve would ben­e­fit from hav­ing CCTV in­stalled.”

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