FORMER South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman has thanked his constituents for their support during his eight years and two terms in the Legislative Council.
“It has been a great honour to serve the people of the South Metropolitan Region and to work alongside members of the community for the benefit of our area,” Mr Edman said.
Mr Edman said the highlights of his career included his role in establishing Kulija Road, tackling synthetic drug use, cleaning up Point Peron, promoting Australia’s military history and the revitalisation of Kwinana.
But he was disappointed with the former State Government’s policy on the Kwinana industrial park buffer zone and its decisions to increase land tax and remove the first homebuyers grant.
He said the industrial park zone was never implemented properly and failed because “legislation took priority over science”.
Mr Edman also criticised recent calls from the WA Liberal Party calling for great white sharks to be culled.
“I maintain my stance that sharks should not be culled,” he said.
“Instead, swimmers should use shark shields in conjunction with government funded shark barriers in key locations.”
Mr Edman said he wished his constituents well and that was honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent them.