Wanneroo Connect campaign attracts more than 10,000

The Connect Wanneroo campaign bus.
The Connect Wanneroo campaign bus.

MORE than 10,000 people have joined the Connect Wanneroo campaign.

The City of Wanneroo started the campaign in October to get commitments from state politicians for infrastructure projects ahead of the March State Election.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the community advocacy campaign Connect Wanneroo had shown both sides of government how important rail to Yanchep and extending the Mitchell Freeway to Romeo Road were to local residents and businesses.

“In just two weeks, the campaign has received immediate and strong community support generating more than 10,000 emails and almost 700 postcards to politicians and candidates standing in the March State Election,” she said.

“The outstanding early support demonstrates how crucial these key infrastructure projects are to all our residents in the City of Wanneroo.

“It relates to improving public transport links, access to health care and education, easing traffic congestion and attracting business to our rapidly growing area to stimulate local jobs.”

The City covers 684sq km from Two Rocks to Koondoola.

According to the campaign, 20 people move into the City every day, the population has doubled over the past decade to 198,000 and that figure is predicted to double again over the next 25 years.