Mandurah War Memorial receives funding boost from Federal Government


Belinda Trowbridge, left, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone and Tim Hartland. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Belinda Trowbridge, left, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone and Tim Hartland. Picture: Jon Hewson.

THE City of Mandurah will roll out additional CCTV, lighting and an activation activity at Mandurah War Memorial following $150,000 funding from the Federal Government.

The funding will contribute to the second phase of the Family Friendly Foreshore project on the western foreshore.

The project was developed in response to issues highlighted by residents, businesses and WA Police and aims to continue to uphold community safety and crime prevention.

It follows the successful delivery of the Family Friendly Foreshore project, which saw the installation of lighting, CCTV, artwork, park benches and the popular disc golf course.

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said she was pleased the Federal Government had honoured its 2015 Canning by-election promise following last year’s disappointing spate of vandalism across parks, reserves and the war memorial.

“The western foreshore is already a popular destination for tourists and residents and its popularity will continue to grow, so it is important we plan now for the future growth of a much loved space,” she said.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said he looked forward to the positive impact the funding would have.

“I know it will go a long way in providing much-needed facilities at the war memorial,’’ he said.

The City of Mandurah will engage the business community on the western foreshore and local RSL branches to ensure the end results are of maximum benefit to the community.