Two Pearce candidates make big promises for Alkimos pool

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Both Labor and the Liberals have promised money to help build the proposed Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre. File picture

IN their efforts to win over Pearce voters in the May 21 election the Labor and Liberal

candidates have both promised millions for the building of the proposed Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre.

This afternoon Liberal candidate for Pearce Linda Aitken said a re-elected Morrison government would invest $30 million to build the aquatic and recreation centre.

Last Friday Labor candidate for Pearce Tracey Roberts promised $25m for the centre.

On Monday Yanchep News Online asked Mrs Roberts why Labor had not committed an extra $5m when the City of Wanneroo had been advocating for $30m to build the centre.

Mrs Roberts said Labor’s commitment took the total Commonwealth investment in the project to $30m.

“If elected, I will work with my federal colleagues, the state government and the City of Wanneroo to see this important project delivered for our community,’’ she said.

“Only Labor will deliver the infrastructure our community needs and deserves.”

When Mrs Roberts said Labor’s commitment took the total Commonwealth investment in the project to $30m she was including the $5m promised by former Pearce MHR Christian Porter at the last federal election.

But the City of Wanneroo advocacy for an extra $30m was separate to the money already promised by the federal government and the $10m grant already promised by the state government as reported in High praise for Alkimos aquatic centre but still hurdles to overcome on March 23.

In a statement announcing her pledge Mrs Aitken said only the Morrison government would deliver a better future for Pearce and the centres was part of their plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.