Greens name two can­di­dates

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Greens have an­nounced their can­di­dates for South Perth and Vic­to­ria Park for the March 11 State elec­tion.

For­mer ECU lec­turer Dr Mark Bro­gan will be the party’s South Perth can­di­date, while Curtin Univer­sity PhD can­di­date Ryan Quinn will run for the seat of Vic­to­ria Park.

Dr Bro­gan said if elected he planned to con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for the trans­for­ma­tion of the Can­ning High­way cor­ri­dor into an ur­ban vil­lage sup­ported by light rail as out­lined in the Trans­form­ing Perth study.

“We have the amenity of the Swan River and the be­gin­nings of an ur­ban vil­lage,” he said.

“But we are also in the front­line of in­creas­ing road con­ges­tion and plan­ning de­ci­sions that threaten the things we value most about or com­mu­nity.

“The Greens’ plan will ease con­ges­tion and make South Perth a more pro­duc­tive, live­able and sus­tain­able city.”

Dr Bro­gan said it was his in­ter­est in cli­mate science which first at­tracted him to The Greens.

“The Bar­nett gov­ern­ment does not have a plan for cli­mate change,” he said.

“It would have us be­lieve this is all the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s re­spon­si­bil­ity.”

Mr Quinn said he be­lieved ex­ist­ing plan­ning sys­tems sup­ported ur­ban sprawl and in­creased so­cial in­equity on Perth’s fringe.

“The Greens’ Trans­form­ing Perth vi­sion il­lus­trates clearly how we can curb ur­ban sprawl and pre­vent un­sightly in­fill by de­vel­op­ing live­able ur­ban vil­lages around key trans­port cor­ri­dors, such as Al­bany High­way in Vic­to­ria Park,” he said.

“Pre­serv­ing our rem­nant bush­land and en­hanc­ing our ur­ban forests is crit­i­cal for our na­tive fauna and for cool­ing our warm­ing sub­urbs.”

Mark Bro­gan.

Ryan Quinn.

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