Maylands MLA Lisa Baker wants Carter’s wetlands purchase to be a priority for Labor Govt

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker wants Carter’s wetlands purchase to be a priority for Labor Govt

MAYLANDS MLA Lisa Baker said her first priority for the new Government would be to buy Carter’s wetlands.

As of this morning, 66.83 per cent of the vote had been counted and Ms Baker was sitting on 68.45 per cent two party preferred, with Liberal candidate Amanda Madden on 31.55 per cent.

Ms Baker had secured 50.71 per cent of the primary vote and Ms Madden 27.18 per cent.

The Labor member has held the seat since 2008 and will be in Government for the first time.

Ms Baker said her first priority would be to fund the second half of the Carter’s wetlands site; a $1.5 million commitment.

“I want Carter’s wetlands in our hands,” she said.

She said another local focus was to make sure Bayswater council finished its Bayswater town centre structure plan and to push for the redevelopment of the train station and town centre.

Ms Baker said she also would ensure the $1 million worth of funding promised to a selection of community groups in Maylands electorate during the campaign would be delivered.

She said Labor’s overwhelming victory on Saturday night was largely due to the Liberal party’s “overspending and broken promises”.

“I attend everything and work closely with the community,” she said.

“Personally I thought my wobble boarding (during the campaign) was fantastic.”

Ms Baker called in the victory at Bayswater Hotel on Saturday night.

She said her favourite part of the campaign was when a creative vandal took to both her and Ms Madden’s campaign signs, adding sticker ‘buttons’, transforming the signs into profiles of a well-known dating app.