Campaign for Yanchep rail and jobs starts

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Cr Domenic Zappa, Cr Frank Cvitan, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Cr Samantha Fenn at the launch of the campaign to extend the Yanchep rail line and the freeway to Romeo Rd, Alkimos. Picture: Anita McInnes

IN the lead up to the State Election in March the City of Wanneroo has started advocating for the rail line to extend to Yanchep and for Mitchell Fwy to extend to Romeo Rd, Alkimos.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the city wanted the rail line extended to Yanchep and the freeway extended to Romeo Rd so residents could beat traffic congestion.

The city is also advocating for local jobs and has plans for a job summit under way.

The city held a launch for the campaign demanding jobs, roads and rail, which it has called Connect Wanneroo, at its Living & Leisure Expo at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex on Sunday, October 23.

A bus owned by West Coast Bus Charters has been decked out to showcase the city’s advocacy campaign.

Geoff Meade from West Coast Bus Charters said the company was pleased to be part of Connect Wanneroo.

“The northern corridor is the fastest growing and needs the infrastructure in place sooner rather than later,” he said.

“Connect Wanneroo is looking at the long term, creating local jobs and getting the working partners/parents home quicker instead of stuck in congested traffic.”

West Coast Bus Charters, which caters for school charters/camps, weddings, seniors day and extended tours, has been operating for two years but Mr Meade said he had been in the bus and coach business in the eastern states since 1996.

Visit www.connectwanneroo.com.au

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