MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS FOR WEST SWAN IN BUDGET

The 2021-22 State Budget is delivering for the electorate of West Swan.

The McGowan Labor Government’s budget, announced by Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan today delivers a record infrastructure and transport boost, major boost for education and support for local community organisations in West Swan.

In the lead up to the recent State Election, Rita Saffioti, Member for West Swan, promised to support the West Swan electorate through major infrastructure, education and local organisation commitments and is now happy to announce that funding is being delivered for the commitments.

The McGowan Government is building the road and rail infrastructure that we need for tomorrow in a financially responsible manner, and through the 2021-22 budget they are continuing to deliver major infrastructure for the community of West Swan.

Construction on the much-anticipated METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Rail Line is well underway, with the project includes building and commissioning 21kms of rail track and five stations with designs for the Ellenbrook and Malaga Stations recently revealed.

Once complete, passengers traveling from Ellenbrook Station will have a 30-minute journey to the CBD with no need to transfer trains, with fees capped for train and journeys at the cost of a two-zone ticket.

Today the McGowan Government is also committing $400 million to prepare for the construction of Reid Highway grade separations at Altone Road, Daviot/Drumpellier Drive and West Swan Road.

This project will improve road safety, bust congestion, and support local WA jobs.

Key highlights of the 2021-22 State Budget for West Swan:

• $400 million to prepare for the construction of grade separated interchanges on Reid Highway at Altone Road, Daviot Road/Drumpellier Drive and West Swan Road
• $2.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Beechboro Road North and Marshall Road
• $1.9 million to upgrade intersection of Hepburn Avenue and Bellefin Drive
• $100,000 for bus shelters in Aveley
• Funding for the new $24.36 million West Swan (Dayton) Primary School, with planning underway
• The State Budget includes investment in new permanent facilities to replace transportable classrooms and provide additional accommodation at schools, including $2.5 million for Ballajura Primary School
• $2 million for primary and pre-primary facility upgrades at Illawarra Primary School
• $1 million for a STEM classroom at Ballajura Community College
• $45,000 for new equipment at Ballajura Community College
• $80,000 for a new shade structure at Ballajura Primary School
• $60,000 for air conditioning Illawarra Primary School
• $20,000 for cooling equipment at Caversham Primary School
• $30,000 for new fencing at Mary MacKillop Primary School
• $60,000 for new equipment at South Ballajura Primary School
• $60,000 for play equipment at South Ballajura Education Support Centre
• $25,000 for a playground upgrade at Aveley Primary School
• $20,000 for new shade sails and playground at Ellenbrook Primary School
• $20,000 for new outdoor equipment at St Helene’s Catholic Primary School
• $15,000 for equipment upgrades at Aveley North Primary School
• $60,000 for a new playground at Brabham Primary School
• $50,000 for a yarning circle at Ellenbrook Secondary College
• $60,000 for upgrades at Ellenbrook Christian College
• $2,500 for equipment at Ballajura Landsdale Cricket Club
• $10,000 for new equipment at Ballajura Little Athletics
• $10,000 for new storage and equipment at Ballajura AFC
• $30,000 for the Ballajura Rotary Club community garden
• $5,000 for new high jump buns at Swan Valley Little Athletics Club
• $5,000 for shade upgrades at Verdant Vista Community Gardens in Ellenbrook
• $10,000 for new equipment at Ellenbrook United Football Club
• $7,000 for equipment and clothing at Ellenbrook Rangers Cricket Club
• $10,000 for new equipment at Ellenbrook Rovers Christian Football Club
• $1,500 for new exercise equipment at Parkland Retirement Village
• $20,000 for a new playground at the Cambodian Welfare and Cultural Centre
• $50,000 for equipment and building upgrades for 88.5FM Ellenbrook Radio
• $60,000 for fit out costs of new premises for the Sister Project Ellenbrook
• $40,000 for a refurbishment at the Ellenbrook Bowling Club
• $100,000 for a permanent war memorial for Ellenbrook RSL
• $30,000 for a meal van at Sikh Gurdwara Bennett Springs
• $30,000 for a new track time system at Kingsway Little Athletics

Comments attributed to Member for West Swan, Hon Rita Saffioti MLA:

“We’re delivering on our election commitments in West Swan and across Western Australia.

“Infrastructure upgrades are such an important part of our community, we already have in the pipeline numerous projects which will improve amenity across West Swan, improve road safety, bust congestion and support local WA jobs.

“Our METRONET Morley to Ellenbrook rail line is a signature project for the McGowan Government that will serve the entire community and improve connectivity across the West Swan electorate in addition to saving time and money for residents by capping fares to a 2-zone fare price starting next year.

“The heart of West Swan lies in the local community groups and organisations. investing in these groups enriches a sense of community inclusion and offers a wide range of social benefits for the local area.

“I look forward to seeing all these commitments complete, especially the delivery of major school infrastructure; $2.5 million new classrooms at Ballajura Primary School; $2 million upgrades for primary and pre-primary facilities at Illawarra Primary School and the $1 million STEM classroom at Ballajura Community College.”