Vic Park fares well in State Budget announcement

Published on 10 May 2019

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The Town of Victoria Park welcomes key funding commitments announced with the delivery of the WA State Budget.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said it was pleasing to see a number of items listed in the outcomes that relate directly to the Town of Victoria Park and its advocacy efforts.

“There appears to be a good level of commitment to communities in the budget, including improved education infrastructure, community safety, healthcare services and transport projects.

“With our population continually increasing, we see ongoing pressure put on our schools and local transport networks, so all these are key for a metropolitan growth area like ours.

“We have advocated strongly for the Armadale train line to be a focus of the METRONET project and for the Education Department to bring some relief to our local primary schools which are all bursting at the seams with an overload of student numbers.

“We welcome the commitment in this budget of $7.1m to plan and build a new two-storey building for more classrooms at Victoria Park Primary School, and $207.5m to remove level crossings on the Armadale heritage train line at Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road, within METRONET, as well as $7m for completion of Optus Stadium transport project works.

“We’re also glad to see a commitment to tackling at risk behaviours and needs such as family and domestic violence, and policing services including sustaining local PCYCs.”

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