A ROAD and a bus shelter will be built by a re-elected Liberal government with the aim of making access to schools safer within the Darling Range electorate.
Roleystone College would get a bigger undercover bus shelter with a $20,000 contribution and $750,000 has been promised for a road between Abernethy Road and Mead Street to improve access to Byford Secondary College and Salvado College.
Darling Range MLA and Liberal candidate Tony Simpson said access to the two colleges had been continually raised by parents.
“I have discussed this issue with principals at Byford Secondary and Salvado colleges, the Department of Education, Catholic Education and the Shire, who all support the idea,” he said.
Salvado opened last year for kindergarten to Year 2 and plans to expand to K-Year 12.
Darling Range Labor candidate Barry Urban said WA Labor’s first transport priorities included extending the Armadale rail line to Byford and removing the Denny Avenue rail crossing.
“Further individual road projects will be considered as part of systematic planning for transport in government. I thank the Darling Range schools for raising these issues and I am pleased to hear that the Liberals have finally realised that something needs to be done,” he said.