This is not a State election
BUNBURY City Council candidate James Hayward has again raised a high speed train for Bunbury in his re-election campaign.
There are two points I would make to Cr Hayward.
The WA Labor policy for improved train services to Bunbury says: “The work by the previous Labor Government to plan for a new, high speed train service between Perth and Bunbury has stalled under the (then) current Liberal-National Government.
“We will put these plans back on the table and work towards a long-term plan for high speed rail to Bunbury.”
Only Labor has completed any work towards high speed rail and it was Cr Hayward’s Liberal-National Government that dropped the ball.
The McGowan Government is committed to rail services to Bunbury.
Fixing the Australind now does not prevent long-term planning for a faster train, but it does mean people won’t have to wait a decade or more before enjoying any improvement to train travel which would certainly be the case if the Government focussed solely on a fast train service.
My second point to Mr Hayward is the State Election is over – you are running for local government.
The people of Bunbury have every right to be concerned about their parks and footpaths.
All candidates need to ensure they deliver value for money to their ratepayers.