Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph | News - MARK MCGOWAN Mark McGowan is the WA Premier and Mem­ber for Rock­ing­ham.

There are lots of ex­cit­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing in Rock­ing­ham over 2018.

The new year will start off with the an­nual Rock­ing­ham New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions on the fore­shore.

I am pleased the State Gov­ern­ment has been able to con­trib­ute $20,000, through Lot­tery­west, to this event and to Rock­ing­ham’s an­nual Aus­tralia Day fes­tiv­i­ties.

In April, the Com­mon­wealth Games ba­ton will travel through Rock­ing­ham ahead of the Gold Coast games.

This is re­ally ex­cit­ing for res­i­dents and busi­nesses in the area and will put Rock­ing­ham on the map yet again.

In 2018 my gov­ern­ment is also fo­cused on ex­pand­ing com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and de­liv­er­ing on our Rock­ing­ham elec­tion com­mit­ments. Last year, we an­nounced a $900,000 Lot­tery­west grant for the City of Rock­ing­ham, to help build the Bal­divis South Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

With con­struc­tion ex­pected to be­gin in 2018 and con­clude in mid-2019, the cen­tre will pro­vide a whole range of new com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties, cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal res­i­dents and com­mu­nity groups to in­ter­act.

We have also been busy de­liv­er­ing on our Lo­cal Jobs, Lo­cal Projects com­mit­ments in Rock­ing­ham.

I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing the new score­boards and floor resur­fac­ing at Mike Bar­nett Sports Cen­tre and the up­grades to the Rock­ing­ham Ten­nis Club clu­b­room as they take shape.

Re­mem­ber to stay safe, en­joy the sum­mer and best of luck for a happy and suc­cess­ful 2018.

Pic­ture: WA La­bor

Premier Mark McGowan.

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