Nalder campaign to focus on environment, planning

Nalder campaign to focus on environment, planning

LIBERAL candidate for Bateman Dean Nalder used his official campaign launch on Thursday night to spell out some of his priorities for the upcoming campaign.

He said key issues included the proposed wave park in Alfred Cove where he vowed to ensure correct environmental and planning assessments would be undertaken, as well as a special emphasis on local government planning.

“With the changes we are seeing with the Riseley Precinct and Canning Bridge Activity Centre, I am urging the City of Melville to seriously consider adopting State Planning Policy 7 to protect the existing community and provide good practical guidelines as to how developments should proceed,” he said.

He said that many families were worried about their jobs and that traffic congestion was always a priority.

“It is important to keep investing in infrastructure that supports job creation, like Roe 8 and Fremantle Tunnel Project where thousands of jobs will be created.

“In my last campaign congestion was the biggest issue I heard about from constituents and I’m proud that during my time as Transport Minister we fixed traffic signal sequencing along Canning Highway which has made a noticeable difference to traffic flow.”

Mr Nalder finished by emphasising his local electorate was his focus.