Poll shows Armadale Road Bridge increasingly important issue to Burt electors


Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett

A SECOND round of poll results in the Federal seat of Burt has revealed the Armadale Road Bridge is becoming increasingly important to people in the region.

A City of Armadale commissioned survey canvassing 1034 voters on June 12 found that one in five voters were still undecided on who to vote for and 54.2 per cent of them more likely to vote for the party committed to the bridge.

More than four out of five respondents supported finishing the Armadale Road project by building the bridge and connection to Kwinana Freeway.

This constitutes a 5.4 per cent increase compared to an identical poll taken of voters on April 18.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the poll results revealed the election in Burt would be tight and the bridge had the potential to be a vote changer.

“These poll results clearly tell us that people are far more likely to vote for a party that is committed to building the Armadale Road Bridge and connection to the Kwinana Freeway,” Mr Zelones said.

“They also tell us that people are now aware that congestion on Ranford Road is worsened by the low serviceability of Armadale Road.

“Over 2000 households have now been surveyed in Burt and people are strident in their support for the Armadale Road Bridge.”

The latest survey conducted by ReachTEL for the City revealed an increase in the percentage of people who would vote Liberal, from 26.7 per cent in April to 30.8 per cent.

Labor has gone from 35 per cent to 34 per cent and Greens 4.4per cent to 5.9 per cent.

People voting for independents went from 10.4 per cent to 11.5 per cent and the undecided vote dropped from 23.5 per cent to 17.7 per cent.