STATE Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says the City of Joondalup’s major projects will be “front and centre of our campaign” in the lead-up to next year’s election.
Mr McGowan joined Labor candidate for Joondalup Emily Hamilton and North Metropolitan MLC Ken Travers last week for a briefing on some of the City’s projects, including the Ocean Reef Marina, Joondalup performing arts centre and the city centre development on Boas Avenue.
Mr McGowan said the visit was a good opportunity to hear first-hand from the mayor and CEO about the key projects the City was focused on.
“The northern corridor presents serious opportunities to grow our economy,” Mr McGowan said. “The City of Joondalup has a number of job-creating projects on their agenda that deserve serious attention to help diversify our economy.”
Mayor Troy Pickard said the City welcomed the opportunity to meet with members of all political parties in the lead- up to the State election to “brief them on the important infrastructure projects, challenges and issues facing the north-west metropolitan region and the opportunities to partner with the City in delivering projects, growth and economic benefits”.
He said the City’s major projects were “extremely important to the future growth and successful development of Joondalup”.
“For over a decade, the City has worked collaboratively with all major political parties to deliver cultural and economic development opportunities and much-needed infrastructure projects that benefit the region,” he said.
“We will continue to do so as we strive to achieve future prosperity and ensure Joondalup reaches its potential as the CBD for the northern growth corridor.”