Labor comes bearing Election promises for Peel

Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Alannah MacTiernan
Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Alannah MacTiernan

IT is time for the Peel Region to shine, according to Mandurah MLA David Templeman and former Transport Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

The pair arrived on the eastern foreshore this morning bearing a swag of promises.

Launching Labor’s plan for Peel, Ms MacTiernan said planning for the future was needed along with a diverse local economy that would create new jobs across a range of industries.

The plan includes $10 million towards the eastern foreshore redevelopment, $20 million towards a multi-storey car park at the train station and commitments to tourism, health and education.

Some funding items have already been announced.

In the health and education field, there would be $5 million towards development of the Peel Youth Medical Service Health Hub, $2.5 million towards developing, in partnership with the City of Mandurah, a joint sporting use facility at the new Lakelands High School and $400,000 for GP Down South to deliver the 3 Tier Youth Mental Health Program.

It would be easier for aged care providers to develop new facilities by removing existing planning and local government impediments, and there would be funding for 300 more classrooms over the next three years.

Funding would be put into the Nambeelup industrial area which Ms MacTiernan said was taking a long time to take shape.

Ms MacTiernan said Mandurah, its beaches and the forests and waterways of the Peel would share Labor’s $425 million tourism plan.

She said Peel had a “fantastic tourism future” that was as yet underdeveloped.

There would also be $100,000 towards redevelopment of Pinjarra Town Centre, $100,000 towards upgrading Dwellingup Town Square and $350,000 for more CCTV cameras in Mandurah.

As well as those pledges, there would be increased crisis accommodation, a State-wide fishing safety strategy , the introduction of the free MarineRescue App and a State-wide Methamphetaminer Action Plan.