Marmion’s on their minds
CANDIDATES for the Butler electorate have taken different paths in their bid to address congestion on Marmion Avenue ahead of next month’s State Election.
Butler MLA John Quigley and Opposition transport spokeswoman Rita Saffioti said, if elected on March 11, Labor would commit $23 million for the City of Wanneroo to widen the road between Butler and Yanchep.
In her capacity as a Wanneroo councillor, Liberal candidate for Butler Linda Aitken put forward a motion on notice at the February 7 council meeting asking the City to monitor intersection safety issues and report to the council with crash data by August 2018.
Mr Quigley said without State funding, the dual carriageway would be 10 years away but Labor’s promise would allow the City to start the project in 2017-18.
“It will mean shorter travel times, less driver frustration and a much safer road for families in our district to use,” he said.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts welcomed the commitment, which is part of a congestion package Labor will announce today.
“(It) will go a long way to alleviate the congestion that the community faces each and every day,” she said.
Cr Aitken’s motion highlighted the Marmion Avenue junctions with Shorehaven Boulevard in Alkimos and Cinnabar Drive in Eglinton.
“The community has expressed concerns that (both) intersections are unsafe,” she said.