WA Labor hosts breakfast with Morley businesses to discuss election promises

WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan addresses attendees of this morning's breakfast. Picture: Amber-Jade Sanderson/Twitter
WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan addresses attendees of this morning's breakfast. Picture: Amber-Jade Sanderson/Twitter

SMALL businesses, Bayswater City Council councillors and local MLAs gathered at a breakfast function organised by East Metropolitan MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson in Morley this morning.

Ms Sanderson, who is running for the Morley seat after serving one term in the Upper House, organised the event to discuss key policies and election promises of her campaign.

The Morley candidate was vocal on issues including the lack of road infrastructure, public transport and crime in Morley.

Ms Sanderson also mentioned the inability to access fast internet and the National Broadband Network in Noranda.

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan, City of Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna, Cr Dan Bull, Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly and Maylands MLA Lisa Baker attended the event.

Mr McGowan delivered a speech on plans to connect Morley on the Midland to Ellenbrook rail line and create more job opportunities for youth.

He said the Metronet rail project would be “entirely achievable” in Morley and would improve youth unemployment in the area.

“Morley will be connected in the short term,” he said.

The audience raised the topic of mental health services for youth and Mr McGowan said they would look into a methamphetamine strategy and mental health services.