Janine Freeman MLALabor Member for Mirrabooka

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MAX NEEDS TO STAY ON TRACK FOR MIRRABOOKA

Thursday 03 Oct 2013 Member for Mirrabooka Janine Freeman called on the State Liberal Government to honour their commitment to the people of the Mirrabooka electorate and ensure the Metro Area Express Rail stays on track.

With the State AAA rating downgrade (resulting in an increase of $21 million a year in debt payments), Ms Freeman fears the MAX light rail project will be under threat.

Ms Freeman utilised the appropriations debate in Parliament on Tuesday night to put on Hansard her insistence that the State Government deliver on its promise.

"The people of Mirrabooka expect that MAX will be delivered within a certain time frame, and the people of Mirrabooka will hold the government's honesty and its commitment to account.
There is great expectation in my electorate about that project and the City of Stirling is going through the town planning and management processes that will be required.
If the government raises expectations that change the nature of how people develop an area, and if it then does not deliver on those expectations, it will fail those people greatly".

Ms Freeman raised her concern that the $500 million budget black hole created by change of Federal Government (as the new Liberal Coalition has not honoured the previous Federal Labor Government's commitment to rail) adds an additional threat to the successful delivery of the project in the time frames promised.