Thursday, 6 December 2018
I inform the Chamber that my electorate office has this week relocated to new premises at 129 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup. The lease over the old office had expired and, after some 22 years, the premises were in need of maintenance due to water leaks. There was also a requirement to comply with contemporary building codes currently in force to provide disability access to all constituents and to comply with upgraded security protocols. My dedicated team of staff and I look forward to continuing to serve our constituents and the community from our new office, which is in a more central and accessible location within the civic precinct of the Joondalup CBD, with good access to public transport and car-parking facilities.
Looking forward, major infrastructure priorities for the electors of Moore include widening of the Mitchell Freeway between Hepburn Avenue and Hodges Drive and the extension of it north from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road in Alkimos. East-west traffic connectivity is set to improve from next year through the construction of bridges over Wanneroo Road to permit the free flow of traffic at the congested intersections with Ocean Reef Road and Joondalup Drive. In addition, the provision of federal road funding to the city of Joondalup will improve road safety at a number of busy intersections along Marmion Avenue. The federal government has delivered $8.99 million in road funding to the city of Joondalup under the Roads to Recovery program. In addition, under Black Spot Program funding, $1.44 million has been allocated to improve road safety at 10 of the most dangerous locations in the Moore electorate.
I'm pleased to be a member of the federal government which has delivered $5.5 million in financial assistance grants to the city of Joondalup in the current year to ensure the delivery of essential services for local residents. There are a number of local community projects which I actively support in conjunction with local government. To mention a few, they include the extension of the clubrooms of the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club, the provision of a sheltered bowling green at the Sorrento Bowls Club, the installation of closed-circuit television security cameras at Hillarys marina, an upgrade to lighting and facilities for the Whitford Amateur Football Club at MacDonald Reserve, the construction of a dual-use coastal pathway connecting Burns Beach to Mindarie, and the provision of a school pedestrian crossing across the busy Marmion Avenue in Kinross.
May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff in Parliament House who have provided dedicated service and assistance to me in my role during this year. Your commitment and professionalism is very much appreciated. I wish all of you a merry Christmas.