CITY of Canning has lobbied for funding in the May 10 State Budget for six projects on its wishlist this year.
Mayor Paul Ng said the City had a range of long-term projects requiring financial help from State and Federal governments to deliver.
“While there is not expectation or promise of funding from the higher levels of government, key State and Federal politicians are aware of these projects and the amount of expenditure predicted to deliver them,” he said.
The project list the City is keen to progress includes the desire for a commitment to the first stages of the Canning Vale Regional Sports Masterplan.
It is hoped the State Budget will reflect the recent deal struck with the Department of Communities on Bentley 360 – formerly known as the Bentley Regeneration Project.
Widening of Shelley Bridge would ease traffic congestion along Leach Highway, and the City would like a contribution towards the Canning City Centre Public Realm project as one of Perth’s Key Strategic Metropolitan Centres.
Mr Ng is also hoping to see some progress on Metronet plans, including ongoing commitment to Nicholson Road and Ranford Road train stations along the Thornlie-Cockburn line and the unlocking of government land for development next to Cannington train station in particular.
He would also like to see the road-rail crossing improvements over the Armadale line at Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street and Wharf Street.
Mr Ng said financial contribution from the State Government towards some or all of these projects would allow the City to continue working towards its vision of creating a thriving and welcoming City for its residents.
“Located only 12km from the Perth CBD, Canning is filled with opportunities to develop brownfield sites and work with State Government agencies to create a southern CBD in Cannington,” he said.
“Sustainability is a key aspiration of our community with a large percentage of residents wanting the city to develop initiatives which reduce reliance on fossil fuels and wasteful use of natural resources.
“Projects such as Metronet, road-rail crossing improvements over the Armadale line and a State Government financial contribution to the Canning City Centre Public Realm Project would allow the city to focus on increasing public transport usage by creating viable alternatives for our community.”