Barnett – all the wrong priorities


Minister for Environment Albert Jacob, Alyssa Hayden MLC, Perth Zoo chief executive Susan Hunt and WA Premier Colin Barnett at the proposed site for the new Open Range Zoo in Lower Chittering.
Minister for Environment Albert Jacob, Alyssa Hayden MLC, Perth Zoo chief executive Susan Hunt and WA Premier Colin Barnett at the proposed site for the new Open Range Zoo in Lower Chittering.

MR Barnett is again putting Western Australia deeper and deeper in debt with his plans for an open-range zoo at a cost of $2 billion.

Where is Mr Barnett going to pluck this money from?

Mr Barnett isn’t thinking about those in need, because if he was then he would have been thinking about building more homes for the homeless, better roads, more hospital beds and better education facilities etc.

Mr Barnett is only thinking of himself. He built Elizabeth Quay, whether we really needed it or not.

He is building the Burswood Stadium, which is going over budget, and the average person won’t be able to afford AFL, cricket or shows because of the price of the tickets.

In the wind: the Roe Highway, costing $2 billion and growing; the extension of our rail lines (which the Government can’t agree on), costing billions of dollars, and now another Mr Barnett pipedream, the open-range zoo, costing tax payers $2 billion plus.

Mr Barnett, where is all this money coming from? Higher taxes, utilities costs etc? And do you plan on starting all these projects ahead of the March 2017 election?

How can you propose all these projects when the state is broke and in debt?

The voters of WA want strong action to reduce our state debt, increase houses for the homeless, more hospital beds, better schools, better roads, more police on our roads and streets, reduced crime and more prisons for repeat offenders.

The March election is only months away and you want to give the community more debt?

Get your priorities right, Mr Barnett.

STEVEN CRUDEN, Leda.