Can­di­dates make pitch

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page -

FUND­ING for wider roads and surf pa­trol tow­ers are among the elec­tion prom­ises made as can­di­dates pre­pare for busi­ness fo­rums.

SOR­RENTO Surf Life Sav­ing Club could re­ceive funds for a mo­bile pa­trol tower if the Lib­eral party is re-elected next month.

Lib­eral can­di­date for Hillarys Peter Kat­sam­ba­nis and Deputy Pre­mier Liza Harvey vis­ited the club on February 4 to an­nounce the party would com­mit $75,000 for a mo­bile pa­trol tower there.

The an­nounce­ment, and one for a $250,000 per­ma­nent tower struc­ture at Quinns Beach, fol­lowed the in­stal­la­tion of shark pro­tec­tion bar­ri­ers at both beaches.

“The re­cently-in­stalled safe swim­ming en­clo­sure has been so pop­u­lar it has changed the way peo­ple are us­ing the beach and where they are Ms Harvey said.

Mr Kat­sam­ba­nis said a mo­bile tower would over­come lo­gis­ti­cal is­sues that SSLSC faced pa­trolling the area far­ther north of its fa­cil­i­ties.

“In the event of an emer­gency, swim­ming,” the tower would avoid the need to carry bulky and ex­pen­sive equip­ment over sand and around dunes to the more north­ern part of the beach,” he said.

La­bor can­di­date for Hillarys Teresa Ritchie said her party would make its com­mit­ments to beach safety known in com­ing weeks.

“The Lib­er­als have been in gov­ern­ment for eight years – if they were se­ri­ous about safety at the beach, they would have made this an­nounce­ment years ago,” she said.

Liza Harvey and Peter Kat­sam­ba­nis with Sor­rento life­sav­ing club mem­bers.

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