While the focus has rightly been on COVID-19, I want to assure you we are delivering on our commitments here in Canning.
Recently there has been progress on a number of local projects, funded and backed by the Morrison Government.
The new Lakelands Train Station is a step closer, with applications opening this week for designers and builders.
The Morrison Government is funding 80% of the station's construction.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2021 and completed by 2023.
A builder has been selected for the Mandurah Train Station Car Park expansion. Importantly, a WA company has been selected for the job.
The $32 million project will be built on the footprint of the existing northern car park and increase overall parking capacity at the station to about 1,800 bays.
The expansion is expected to be completed by mid-2021.
Several dangerous intersections are set to be upgraded in Canning, thanks to the Morrison Government’s road Black Spot Program.
In Bedfordale, the left turn pocket on Albany Highway to Waterwheel Road will be extended. Lines of sight will be improved and street lighting upgraded on Waterwheel Road to Canns Rd.
In Falcon, the intersection of Old Coast Road and Duke Street in Falcon will be upgraded with offset left turning lane to Duke Street to reduce vehicle masking. The South East corner of intersection will be widened to improve sight lines for turning traffic.
In Dawesville, the intersection of the Dawesville Bypass and Old Coast Road will be upgraded. An offset left turning lane to Old Coast Road will be constructed to reduce vehicle masking and vegetation will be removed to improve sight lines for turning traffic.
Better mobile phone reception is coming to service remote areas in Canning. Three new base stations will be built, thanks to the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
These stations will improve connectivity on the Brookton Highway in Lesley East, Pinjarra-Williams Road in Wuraming, and in Lane Poole Reserve.
Improved phone reception in these areas is be critical for responding to emergencies, bushfires and road accidents.