City of Kalamunda reps to spruik Perth Hills as tourist destination on Canberra visit

Andrew Waddell lost his seat and role as Kalamunda mayor.
Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d473170
Andrew Waddell lost his seat and role as Kalamunda mayor. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d473170

ESTABLISHING the Perth Hills as a tourism destination, the new train station and aged care will be on the agenda when City of Kalamunda Mayor Andrew Waddell and chief executive Rhonda Hardy head to Canberra to pitch key projects in the region.

Mayor Andrew Waddell said the City wanted to increase promotion and product development to drive the local economy through tourism development.

“The City would like the Federal and state governments to support the Perth Hills region to be developed and promoted as a destination for international and interstate tourism,” he said.

Cr Waddell said they would also advocate for more aged care.

“The City has a critical aged care beds shortfall, currently standing at 413 beds,” he said.

“The provision of aged care needs a whole-of-government approach that seeks to streamline approval processes, identify and isolate land and set up a funding model that is conducive to attract private investment in these facilities.”

Cr Waddell said they would also push for grade separations along Tonkin Highway at the Hale Road and Welshpool Road intersections.

“Tonkin Highway will become a key freight route into the future,” he said.

“With rapid residential growth throughout Wattle Grove, it has become apparent that the intersections at Hale Road and Welshpool Road are not coping with increased impact.

“The City would like the State and Federal Government to prioritise these grade separations as a matter of priority.”

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