Bridge finance call

Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said the city was pursuing state and federal politicians to attract the crucial funding to start the project.

�We have the funding to build the road through; the only part that hasn�t been funded is the bridge over the Helena River,� he said.

�That needs to happen sooner rather than later because it�s |just going to bring everything together. Main Roads asked the City of Swan to consider building the intersection of Abernathy Road and Great Eastern Highway bypass and we agreed to do that.�

Mr Zannino said he also hoped to get a new train station in Midland to coincide with the hospital opening later this year.

�That�s obviously not going to happen now,� he said. �It is on the books and I�m pretty positive that will happen in the near future.�