Traffic and crime targeted

Candidates list priorities
Candidates list priorities

WA Labor and current Cockburn MLA Fran Logan will again contest the seat he has held since 2001.

The Liberals’ Don Barrett will challenge him for a second time, saying he hoped to add to the momentum his party gained at the last election.

Shannon Hewitt will contest for the Greens WA, and Derek Rosborough will run as an independent.

While each candidate has his own set of policies, common topics among all are public transport, road infrastructure, policing and the price of utilities.

Mr Logan said if re-elected he would continue working to tackle traffic congestion in the electorate, with Labor’s Metronet plan at the forefront of those plans.

‘WA Labor’s Metronet plan is the only comprehensive and integrated plan to address congestion across Perth,’ Mr Logan said.

Mr Rosborough said he would implement a mix of tactics to eradicate Cockburn’s problems.

‘As I have said previously, with some good vision, thinking outside the box, common sense, removing government red tape and hard work, this electorate could become the number one electorate,’ Mr Rosborough said.

An intelligence analyst, Mr Barrett ” a former full-time soldier in the Australian Army and now in the Army Reserve ” said he was keen to build a safer and happier Cockburn.

‘I value and respect people’s ideals and aspirations and believe in a connected local community where everyone knows each other, respects each other and can agree to disagree with each other,’ he said.

‘This is fundamentally important to building a safer and happier community.’

Mr Hewitt said Cockburn had the potential to be a leader in green energy.

‘We have some of the best weather on the planet in Cockburn as well as a huge amount of available renewable energy resources like wind and solar potential energy, plus wave and tidal energy,’ he said.

‘The potential to cash in on this free and available energy has never been more evident than it is today.’