Mandurah: bridge replacement reference group thanked for facilitating smooth change

Reference group members John Pham, Phil Gresley, Geoff Totterdell, Mayor Rhys Williams, Paddi Creevey, Peter Hicks, Noeleen Cole and Gary Brown.
Reference group members John Pham, Phil Gresley, Geoff Totterdell, Mayor Rhys Williams, Paddi Creevey, Peter Hicks, Noeleen Cole and Gary Brown.

THE City of Mandurah thanked the Mandurah Traffic Bridge Replacement Community Reference Group for the important role it played in development of the new bridge at a celebratory lunch today.

The reference group was established to ensure the community was well represented in the project and included community representatives, key government agencies and industry and non-government organisations.

It played a crucial role in helping the State Government understand the community’s priorities in achieving road transport solutions to the increasing traffic congestion in and around Mandurah.

City chief executive Mark Newman said the months over which the bridge was built and the old bridge demolished was a sensitive time but the community and the council had believed in the project.

“It could have divided some communities but not Mandurah,’’ he said.

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