MORE than 12,000 City of Wanneroo residents have emailed federal politicians in support of the Fund Our Future campaign, putting it top nationally among participating local governments.
The campaign involves several local governments that are calling for a national infrastructure fund for high-growth outer suburbs.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the number of people showing their support for the campaign was a reassuring sign that the community saw the importance of funding infrastructure projects.
“This is an encouraging sign that our residents are supportive of the projects we are asking for as part of the Fund Our Future campaign – a rail extension to Yanchep and extension of the freeway to Romeo Road,” she said.
Volunteers and City employers took to the streets on Tuesday to promote the campaign and asked residents to go to www.fundourfuture.info to sign the petition.
Mrs Roberts encouraged all residents who had not yet done so to sign the petition, which will be distributed to politicians and key decision-makers in Canberra prior to the July 2 Federal election.
“Our residents in the northern suburbs have been disadvantaged for too long, spending up to 90 minutes in traffic each way, simply to get to work in the city,” she said.
“The Fund Our Future campaign is calling on our Federal Government to put some money aside to fund these much-needed infrastructure projects, which will alleviate some of the traffic congestion and long commute times for our residents in the north.
“It’s our opportunity to put the road and rail infrastructure we need in our community in the national spotlight.”