People power pays off
THE City of Wanneroo says residents who supported its community campaign Connect Wanneroo can be proud of funding announcements for rail and road infrastructure.
The State and Federal governments announced funding plans to extend rail to Yanchep by 2021 and widen Wanneroo Road, ahead of the 2017-18 Federal Budget release on May 9.
The City’s campaign generated 60,000 emails to state and federal politicians calling for effective transport infrastructure in the City.
“I sincerely thank all residents for their enthusiasm and commitment that resulted in the success of the campaign,” Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“At state level, Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti have led discussions with the Federal Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann to deliver ‘job-creating and congestion-busting projects’.
“In addition to the railway extension and dual carriageway upgrades, the package includes two grade-separated interchanges at the intersections of Wanneroo Road at Ocean Reef Road and Joondalup Drive.”
Cowan MHR Anne Aly also welcomed the funding announcements for the interchanges.
“Time spent in traffic is time spent away from family and friends, so during the last federal election I campaigned hard on building overpasses along Wanneroo Road,” she said.
“These projects will create local jobs, which should always be our number one priority.”