State Govt hosts first of its community cabinet meetings in Canning Vale

Premier Mark McGowan is joined by Armadale MLA Tony Buti, Mayor Henry Zelones with community members.
Premier Mark McGowan is joined by Armadale MLA Tony Buti, Mayor Henry Zelones with community members.

A LARGE crowd attended Premier Mark McGowan’s inaugural community cabinet town hall forum at Canning Vale College last night.

The Canning Vale event was the first of the State Government’s public forums, with similar events around the metropolitan area planned for later in the year.

Local residents asked Premier McGowan’s cabinet pre-approved questions about issues affecting their community.

Treasurer Ben Wyatt said he was working hard to convince the other states it was in their best interests to revamp the GST re-distribution model.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the children’s hospital was his number one priority and he was working hard to ensure it was operational as soon as possible.

Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan hoped a planned fire station in Cockburn Central would address the lack of firefighting services for Piara Waters and Harrisdale.

Disabilities Minister Stephen Dawson confirmed a decision was close on whether the state would join the National Disabilty Insurance Scheme or continue with the previous State Government’s scheme.

Education Minister Sue Ellery said the State Government was committed to 10 new primary schools and 120 additional teachers to provide specialist services over their election term.

Youth Minister Peter Tinley said Gosnells Cricket Club and Forrestdale Sporting Club would greatly benefit from two separate $150,000 grants.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti confirmed light rail was on the agenda for stage two of the Metronet plan, which would also involve linkages to Fremantle.

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