Federal Election 2019: Vincent seeks splash of funds at Beatty Park Leisure Centre

One of Beatty Park Leisure Centre’s outdoor pools.
One of Beatty Park Leisure Centre’s outdoor pools.

LESS than a year after the Perth by-election, locals are set to head back to the polls to choose their federal representative.

Both the City of Perth and City of Vincent have shared their funding wishlists with the Guardian Express to outline what they want to see from Canberra.

Vincent Mayor Emma Cole said there were a number of major City projects that would welcome federal funding, including the Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Leederville Oval and transport infrastructure.

“[Beatty Park] is a heritage-listed and well-loved regional facility with a reach well beyond our community,” Ms Cole said.

“We would welcome Federal Government support to assist us to upgrade the Centre to ensure we continue to provide excellent health and wellbeing services for the community.”

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City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole.

Beatty Park was built in 1962 for the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, with a total refurbishment in 1993 and a $17m upgrade from 2011 to 2013.

Nearby at Leederville Oval, Ms Cole said a master plan was currently being prepared for the area and federal assistance would be welcomed on the capital works that would “no doubt be required”.

The mayor said the City would also like to delve into transport possibilities for the future.

“As a small inner city council, we would love to see a better transport network in Vincent,” she said.

“Whether that is light rail, a CAT bus service, an upgrade to Leederville train station or electric car charging stations, we’d like to explore options with the Federal Government.”

Music and the arts were also highlighted by the Mayor along with parks and open space, where Ms Cole said cash towards Banks Reserve in Mt Lawley and Axford Park in Mt Hawthorn would be useful.

Over in the City of Perth, Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said the City was ready to support and work with any successive Federal Government.

“The City of Perth will continue to apply for Federal Government grants if and when they become available, such as the Smart Cities project, that enables the City to provide better service to ratepayers, residents and visitors,” he said.

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