Launch a ferry net­work

Western Suburbs Weekly - - State Election ‘17 - By MON­TANA ARDON

DE­SPITE be­ing a fan of Pre­mier Colin Barnett, 22-year-old Will Melville be­lieves he could be soak­ing up his last few days as WA’S leader.

Mr Melville, of Clare­mont, said he was not con­fi­dent Mr Barnett would be re-elected for a third term.

“It’s pretty hard (to be re elected) af­ter eight years,” he said.

“West Aus­tralians like change, even though I per­son­ally wouldn’t.

“Peo­ple al­ways get sick of who’s in power.”

The jour­nal­ism stu­dent said the main rea­son he would be back­ing the Lib­er­als was be­cause of the projects de­liv­ered by the Barnett gov­ern­ment.

“He pushed through with the new sta­dium, which will be fan­tas­tic,” he said.

“We will now be able to see world class sport­ing events in Perth.

“Elizabeth Quay is also great and has a lot of po­ten­tial.”

Mr Melville said com­bat­ing Perth’s grow­ing trans­port is­sue was some­thing he would like to see pri­ori­tised.

“The river should be made use of,” he said.

“A ferry net­work that stopped at Elizabeth Quay and at Bur­swood, as well as other places, would not cost too much in com­par­i­son (to other in­fras­truc­ture).”

How­ever, Mr Melville said he thought Mr Barnett was “clutch­ing at straws” with the One Na­tion pref­er­ence deal.

“I think it may back­fire a lit­tle bit,” he said.

“I think Colin Barnett is limp­ing to­wards the end, whereas Mark Mcgowan is run­ning.”

Stu­dent Will Melville.

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