Road upgrades, nbn prioritised


Cowan MP Luke Simpkins is pushing for faster upgrades.
Cowan MP Luke Simpkins is pushing for faster upgrades.

Mr Simpkins said he would be advocating for road projects including the construction of an interchange at Ocean Reef and Wanneroo roads in Woodvale and upgrades at the Wanneroo Road intersections with Joondalup Drive and Hepburn Avenue.

“With a growing population through Perth’s northern corridor, solving traffic congestion and improving road safety has never been more important than it is now,” he said.

“I believe these infrastructure projects will be of great benefit to the community and I will continue to fight for these key projects, and highlight their need, benefits and priority.”

He also said he wanted the nbn connection to 60,000 houses in Cowan in the next three years to be advanced.

“I understand this is one of the largest infrastructure projects in our nation’s history and am delighted more than 90 per cent of the electorate will be connected by 2018,” he said.

“However, residents need assistance now, which is why I am fighting for under-serviced suburbs and unserved homes in Cowan to be moved ahead even further in 2016.”

Mr Simpkins said improvements were needed quickly for residents in Greenwood, Pearsall and Tapping and wanted construction in Madeley, Landsdale and Darch to go ahead as planned.

“Already we have more than 10,000 homes and businesses soon to be connected in Cowan; I want to see that number accelerate again in 2016,” he said.

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