Liberals promise to fix road black spots
THE Liberal Government has announced a series of road upgrades as part of their campaign including fixing a dangerous intersection near a local school.
Treasurer Mike Nahan joined Southern River MLA Peter Abetz in announcing several projects and more than $8 million in funding if the Liberal party wins the March election.
The party has promised a $7 million extension of Garden Street from Harpenden Street through to Southern River Road, slow points on Balfour and Bullfinch streets and a pre-deflection at Southern River Road and Chamberlain Street to be installed.
Mr Abetz also announced a leftpocket turn at the intersections of Warton Road and Garden Street and Furley Road and Warton Road at a cost of about $250,000.” He said there were 20 recorded crashes at the intersection of Furley and Warton roads and 35 recorded crashes at Warton Road and Garden Street between 2010-15.
The intersections are near Thornlie Christian College and principal Bill Inness said they had been praying for these upgrades.
“We have had a number of accidents there,” he said. “We wanted that when the original Warton Road intersection was done.”
Mr Abetz said even though these improvements may seem minor, they would make a huge difference. “Most exciting is the $7 million extension of Garden Street from Harpenden Street through to Southern River Road,” he said.
Labor candidate for Southern River Terry Healy said the Thornlie to Cockburn train line extension would be built by 2021.
“The first stage of the Metronet Circle Line will provide the first east-west rail link, meaning commuters do not have to travel into the CBD to connect to other suburbs,” he said.
“WA Labor’s plan for the southern suburbs will bust congestion and service the rapidly growing suburbs with a direct connection to Metronet,” he said.
Peter Abetz and Mike Nahan with students Beane de Wet, Jared Samuel, Elizabeth Lockwood, Callum Barr (back) Katelyn Soon and Neil Becker.