House debates

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Statements by Members

Canning Electorate: Infrastructure

1:55 pm

Photo of Andrew HastieAndrew Hastie (Canning, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

This has been a fruitful 45th Parliament for the people of Canning. We have had many wins over the past three years. We have delivered funding of $25 million for Peel Health Campus. We have funded the Peel Business Park. We have expanded aged care in Pinjarra and Waroona. We have funded the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club pavilion. And we've had numerous other budgets funded, especially this week in the budget.—projects like the Tonkin Highway upgrade and expansion, including $404 million to extend the highway south past Mundijong Road connecting it to the South Western Highway, getting big trucks out of residential areas. We have $22 million to construct the Pinjarra heavy haulage deviation, which the town voted 84 per cent in favour of at a local referendum in 2017. It will stop more than 690 trucks passing through that historic town every day and activate that township as a tourist destination for many Australians and international visitors. There is $16 million to expand the Mandurah Train Station car park, getting people to and from home more quickly. There is $10 million towards the construction of the Lakelands Train Station. The People of North Mandurah overwhelmingly want this station, but WA Labor calls it 'the station that no-one needs'. Labor is openly ignoring our community, but I won't stop fighting for it. Finally, there is $10 million to upgrade the intersection of Thomas and Nicholson roads, one of the most dangerous intersections in the state of Western Australia, to make it safer— (Time expired)


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