Candidates agree with Shire’s priorities


Liberal incumbent Tony Simpson and Labor’s Barry Urban expressed support for the Shire’s priorities.
Labor candidate Barry Urban
Liberal incumbent Tony Simpson and Labor’s Barry Urban expressed support for the Shire’s priorities. Labor candidate Barry Urban

THE Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale started its forum series with a political focus, inviting the two endorsed candidates for the seat of Darling Range to speak with more than 20 leaders in the community.

The inaugural Presidents and Chairs Forum was held on Monday, January 16, at the SJ Community Resource Centre.

Shire President John Erren also shared the shire’s strategic direction and emerging issues as the fastest growing local government area in the nation.

Labor’s Barry Urban and Liberal incumbent Tony Simpson also attended and were supportive of the top priorities presented by the shire.

“I am really pleased that the Shire has taken a proactive approach and the Liberal Party supports these projects,” Mr Simpson said.

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Mr Urban was broadly supportive of the shire’s priorities.

“The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is one of the fastest growing local government areas in the state and we need public transport options to reduce growing congestion throughout the region,” he said.

“I will be advocating to WA Labor for a funding commitment for sporting and recreation facilities in Darling Range and am confident I can secure support for the community facilities our region needs.”

The forums will be held quarterly.

Liberal incumbent Tony Simpson