House debates

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Statements by Members

Infrastructure, Telecommunications

1:31 pm

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

I am pleased to report the progress on several local projects within my electorate, funded and backed by the Morrison government. First, we are one step closer to building a new train station in the suburb of Lakelands in north Mandurah. With the Morrison government committing 80 per cent of the funding for the $80 million train station last year, applications have now opened up for designers and builders to construct the Lakeland's train station. I am looking forward to seeing this project completed.

A builder has been selected for the Mandurah train station car park expansion, which has plans to include 600 new parking bays. Importantly, a WA company has been selected for the job. We are driving local projects for the improvement of our community and keeping Australians employed.

Progress has also been made to upgrade the dangerous Thomas Road and Nicholson Road intersection in Oakford. The Morrison government committed $10 million to fix this intersection during the last election. I am pleased to report that construction is expected to start in the first half of 2021, to be completed in early 2022. It is now up to the WA Labor government to get this project finished for the safety of the community.

Lastly, better mobile phone reception is coming to service remote areas in Canning. Three new base stations will be built thanks to the government's Mobile Black Spot Program. These stations will improve connectivity on the Brookton Highway in Lesley east and the Pinjarra-Williams Road in Wuraming. I thank the Morrison government for its investment in Canning.