Marmion’s on their minds

Wanneroo Times - - News -

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.

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