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WA Labor’s Chris Hossen commits to important community projects

Posted on March 5, 2021
  • $100,000 for CCTV projects in Busselton and Dunsborough
  • $80,000 towards construction of youth activity space at Naturaliste Community Centre
  • $40,000 for upgrades at Tuart House women’s refuge

Mark McGowan’s Candidate for Vasse Chris Hossen joined Youth Minister Dave Kelly today to announce $220,000 of important local community projects for Busselton and Dunsborough, to be delivered under a re-elected McGowan Government.

Mr Kelly and Mr Hossen were in Busselton today to announce details of the initiatives – including additional CCTV resources, a youth activity space and improvements to a local women’s refuge.

If re-elected, $100,000 will be allocated to upgrade CCTV in the Busselton and Dunsborough CBDs. This will support the installation of infrastructure upgrades and additional cameras, improving community safety.

$80,000 will go towards the construction of a youth activity space in at the Naturaliste Community Centre in Dunsborough. The wider project is led by the City of Busselton, with the contribution from a re-elected McGowan Government to provide for a large transportable youth space.

Tuart House women’s refuge will receive $40,000 to provide for emergency maintenance and upgrade the facility’s kitchen.

Comments attributed to Youth Minister Dave Kelly:

“Chris Hossen has worked closely with his community to identify these important local projects and a re-elected McGowan Government will be proud to deliver them – to improve community safety and provide a new place for kids to socialise.

“When we invest in our young people and the activities they enjoy, it helps drive better outcomes for their education, encourages engagement with extracurricular activities and ultimately leads to their more positive development.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Vasse Chris Hossen:

“Our local groups have called for support for these community-focused initiatives and if re-elected WA Labor and Mark McGowan will deliver on them.

“Local people have genuine concerns about the need for improved CCTV in our community and this funding will make that happen. Additional support for Tuart House will help this vital local service provide improved support for local women and children in need.

“The Naturaliste Community Centre is already a brilliant hub for a range of local groups. This additional support will help provide a dedicated youth activity space to give local kids a place to hang out and socialise.