Bel­mont funds hailed

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

THE Bel­mont Busi­ness Park Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture plan will be funded up to 50 per cent by the $1 bil­lion Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund an­nounced in the Fed­eral Bud­get.

The Gov­ern­ment will pro­vide $212 mil­lion in fund­ing to 51 pri­or­ity in­fra­struc­ture projects na­tion­wide in round one of the pro­gram, in­clud­ing $6 mil­lion in the Swan elec­torate.

Swan MHR Steve Irons said the project would up­grade trans­port in­fra­struc­ture in and around the Bel­mont Busi­ness Park.

“I am pleased my Fed­eral col­leagues heeded my call to fund this im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture ini­tia­tive, which will gen­er­ate fu­ture growth for the City of Bel­mont and will com­ple­ment the work of other gov­ern­ment in­vest­ments in the area, in­clud­ing the Gate­way WA project, Perth Freight Link and Great Eastern High­way up­grade,” he said.

“This $6,032,485 in­vest­ment will cre­ate new lo­cal em­ploy­ment and will en­sure the area con­tin­ues to de­velop as a vi­brant hub for busi­nesses to in­vest and op­er­ate.”

WA La­bor Se­na­tor Sue Lines said she was pleased to see fund­ing projects in Bel-­mu­ni­ d417899 mont

“But surely Steve Irons could have gone to his boss and worked out a way to both fund key devel­op­ment projects in his elec­torate and help Bel­mont im­prove park­ing and bus ac­cess while sup­port­ing wider West­ern Australia,” she said.

“We don’t have much to cel­e­brate, be­cause while Bel­mont will ben­e­fit, ev­ery per­son in Swan will suf­fer from $496 mil­lion cut from WA hos­pi­tals and $351 mil­lion cut from WA schools in this bud­get.”

Pic­ture: Elle Borg­ward

Gate­way WA project road­works.

Steve Irons.

Sue Lines.

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