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Shire welcomes national campaign to fund critical infrastructure

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale welcomes the launch of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) ‘Catch up with the Outer Suburbs’ campaign.

20 February 2019
Suburban growth

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale welcomes the launch of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) ‘Catch up with the Outer Suburbs’ campaign.

The campaign, which is advocating for a stronger focus on funding to meet the critical infrastructure and services needs of the nation’s fastest growing outer metropolitan suburbs, reinforces the needs of the Growth Areas Perth and Peel (GAPP) campaign.

WA’s outer suburbs are growing quicker than expected and require dedicated funding for roads, schools, public hospitals and sporting facilities.

Perth councils identified by the NGAA include Serpentine Jarrahdale, Armadale, Cockburn, Kwinana, Mandurah, Rockingham, Swan and Wanneroo.

Shire President Michelle Rich said the NGAA’s campaign is a stark reminder on the importance of funding critical infrastructure and services to ensure the nation’s fastest growing outer metro suburbs are not left behind.

“We share the NGAA’s concerns and through our own GAPP campaign are calling on the Federal Government to the help us plug the infrastructure funding gap, so much needed sport and recreational facilities can be provided to our communities,” Cr Rich said.

“In Serpentine Jarrahdale we are working hard to deliver the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct for our local community to increase opportunities for residents to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle close to home.

“However, it is important this necessary funding is secured as soon as practicable. New infrastructure will help improve the liveability of communities and lead to growth, job creation, greater productivity and improved health and social outcomes.

“This campaign further highlights the clear disadvantage some of our outer metro communities currently face, particularly with access to key sporting and recreation infrastructure.”

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is a member of the GAPP.

About Growth Areas Perth and Peel

Growth Areas Perth and Peel (GAPP) is a group of 11 outer metropolitan councils advocating for the development of a special purpose Federal funding allocation to enable the WA State and Local Governments to collaborate and build major outer metropolitan sporting facilities.

 

GAPP consists of the following local governments - City of Armadale, City of Canning, City of Cockburn, City of Gosnells, City of Kalamunda, City of Kwinana, City of Mandurah, City of Rockingham, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Swan and the City of Wanneroo.

 

www.gapp.org.au