Railway focuses minds
THE Thornlie train line, dangerous level crossings and the revitalisation of the Maddington town centre are some of the key items the City of Gosnells Mayor would like to see at the upcoming State election.
WA will go to the polls on March 11 and candidates for each electorate have been heavily campaigning and making local announcements.
Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said the City had lobbied for the Thornlie train line extension and a station at Nicholson Road for several years.
“The City would also support improvements to Albany Highway in Maddington as part of the revitalisation of the Maddington Town Centre, with works to address problems created by a water main as the first priority,” she said.
“Grade separations between rail and road at several crossings, including Kelvin Road, are also a priority for the City.
Both the Liberal and the Labor parties have promised to build the Thornlie rail line.
Gosnells MLA Chris Tallentire – who is running for Thornlie following the boundary changes – said a Mark McGowan Labor government would kick start the Maddington Town Centre Regeneration.
Liberal candidate for Thornlie Rob Coales said the whole of Maddington needed to be regenerated.
He also said residents that he doorknocked had raised congestion as a major concern.
“Improved road infrastructure means a faster, safer commute and a more productive local economy with more jobs for hard-working locals,” he said.
Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle has election wishes.