Rail­way fo­cuses minds

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

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.

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