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Disappointing Delay for Swan River Reparation

2012 discussion of the collapsing Swan River wallsUnfortunately, the State Government has failed to allocate the planned $1.35 million in funding in the 2013-14 Budget to reinstate the collapsed river walls on the popular South Perth foreshore.

This is especially disappointing to me as the local member as the funding was committed during this year’s State election campaign.

The City of South Perth, which plans to match the funding, had hoped it would be delivered by October so that work could begin before summer.

While I am aware that the funding has not been taken off the agenda, I have had discussions with Environment Minister Albert Jacob in the hope that it will become available at the earliest opportunity.

I accept that there are pressures on the State’s finances, but I believe this is a project which should not be overlooked.