Alan Carpenter

Alan Carpenter

Premier; Minister for Federal-State Relations; Trade; Innovation; Science; Public Sector Management

    Premier outlines Kingsley achievements to State Parliament

    19/03/2008 12:00 AM

    Premier Alan Carpenter outlined the enormous achievements of the Kingsley electorate and future commitments during question time in State Parliament today.


    Mr Carpenter told Parliament of the State Government’s commitment to the Kingsley area which he had viewed first-hand when he visited on Friday to announce two major initiatives.


    “Last week, I visited the Kingsley region and launched the $1.5million ‘Living Smart’ program, the world’s first large-scale household program to help combat climate change,” the Premier said.


    “I also went to Allenswood Primary School in Greenwood to announce that there would be no land sales at this site.  This was as a direct result of concerns raised by local member Judy Hughes.”


    Kingsley MLA Judy Hughes said she was very pleased that the Premier highlighted the scope of the work being done, and still to be done, for the benefit of the electorate.


    “It was important for the Premier to view some of the needs of the electorate during his visit last week, to ensure he had a good understanding of the community,” Ms Hughes said.


    Mr Carpenter said the State Government’s list of achievements in the Kingsley area was lengthy, and included $8.9million for the construction of the Greenwood Train Station.


    The State Government had spent $547,000 to improve the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Hepburn Avenue, and $475,000 on the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Marangaroo Drive.


    “The State Government is committed to building a world-class education system in WA and that means all facilities must be of a high quality,” he said.


    “We have spent $300,000 on a $1.2million music centre at Woodvale Senior High School, and just over $770,000 to establish an Intensive English Centre at Greenwood Senior High School.”


    The Premier said the environment in Kingsley had also improved from $188,000 for the construction and installation of shared paths and access works in Yellagonga Regional Park.


    “A further $300,000 will be spent to improve pathways, car parking facilities and an information shelter at the park,” the Premier said.


    He said the State Government was investing $15.2million to build a substation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the area and $18million for the Joondalup train line car park extension project.


    This included car park extensions at Edgewater, Whitfords, Greenwood and Stirling train stations.


    “Stage One of this project includes 120 bays at Edgewater Station at a cost of $770,000, and 120 bays at Whitfords Station at a cost of $1.159million.  These works are expected to be completed by August this year.”


    “We’ll also provide $2.1million to improve the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road.”


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