Funding shortfall to replace the river walls in South Perth
What they promised
- $1.35m to fix the river wall in South Perth
What they say now
- No funding was provided
15 Oct 2013 - The Barnett Government committed $1.35m to assist the South Perth City Council to make urgent repairs to the river walls in South Perth. This money was not forthcoming in the 2013-14 State Budget.
Despite a commitment to fund urgent repairs to the river wall in South Perth the Barnett Government has failed to provide the necessary $1.35m. This has result in the Council erecting a fence and restricting access to the river along this popular foreshore.
CITY of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty has hit out at the State Government for not providing funds to replace walls along the Swan River as promised in the lead-up to the election in March. “The State Government had agreed and has now failed to provide the funding.”
South Perth MLA John McGrath said he was disappointed the funding was not made available in the State Budget. “Not only are the river walls in urgent need of replacement but it was an election commitment I made to the people of South Perth,” he said.
Funding has now been released by the State Government to help fix the river wall. $1m has now been committed by the Government with the rest being provided by the local council. However it is still short of the original election promise of $1.35m