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Mark McGowan and Ali Kent to deliver for Kalgoorlie

Posted on March 11, 2021
  • Re-elected McGowan Labor Government to invest in jobs, TAFE, education and healthcare in the Goldfields
  • Only Mark McGowan and Ali Kent will keep the Goldfields strong

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver the Plan for Goldfields, investing in local jobs, TAFE, education, healthcare and community facilities to keep the Goldfields strong.

Mark McGowan and WA Labor Candidate for Kalgoorlie Ali Kent have unveiled dozens of commitments for communities across the Goldfields.

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver a major investment into local schools in the

Goldfields, including:

  • $1 million to repurpose an existing space as a new STEM classroom at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School;
  • $485,000 for Kambalda West District High School to invest in science resources;
  • Access to science resource funding for Boulder Primary School, Kalgoorlie School of the Air, Menzies Community School, Mount Margaret Remote Community School, Norseman District High School, Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School, and Leonora District High School; and
  • Installing virtual power plants in three Kalgoorlie public schools, building on the virtual power plant built last year at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School.

Mark McGowan and Ali Kent will continue to support quality healthcare in the Goldfields, committing to:

  • $1.8 million to re-establish a permanent Women’s GP Health Clinic service, including a permanent cervical cancer screening service, at the existing Goldfields Women’s Health Service
  • $2.8 million to constructing a purpose-built Therapy Centre in Kalgoorlie to enable children with special needs to access specialised therapies and allied health

To improve community safety in Kalgoorlie, WA Labor has pledged:

  • $1 million to upgrade and expand the CCTV network through the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder;
  • $1.2 million to upgrade the Kalgoorlie fire station; and
  • A trial of a Banned Drinkers Register.

WA Labor will invest into community facilities to keep the Goldfields healthy, active and connected, including:

  • $5 million to upgrade the Niels Hansen Basketball Stadium in Kalgoorlie;
  • $2.1 million to construct a youth precinct in Kalgoorlie;
  • $600,000 towards a nature playground at the Karlkula Bushland Park;
  • $510,000 to upgrade Boulder Camp.

Ms Kent has secured almost $1 million in commitments for local community projects, including:

  • $120,000 for Mates 4 Mates Goldfields to purchase a new bus;
  • $100,000 for renovations to the Barnes Federal Theatre in Leonora;
  • $80,000 for murals and a walk trail in Norseman;
  • $80,000 for the Laverton dirt go-kart track;
  • $75,000 for an undercover area at the Coolgardie Horse Blocks;
  • $70,000 to resurface the Eastern Goldfields BMX Club track; and
  • $65,000 for new furniture and a nature play area at the Goldfields Women’s Refuge.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“Over the past four years, my government has delivered on every one of our election commitments in the Goldfields.

“We have invested in job-creation, schools, hospitals, roads and services that regional people need.

“We’ve slashed TAFE fees so more local people can access quality training.

“Our Plan for Goldfields will build on that record: creating local jobs, expanding TAFE and STEM education, delivering quality healthcare and supporting community services.

“Only my Labor team has the experience to keep the Goldfields strong.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Kalgoorlie Ali Kent:

“By keeping us safe during the pandemic, Mark McGowan was able to open our economy faster than anywhere in the world – protecting our jobs.

“Only Mark McGowan and WA Labor can deliver for the Goldfields.

“I’m proud to be part of Mark McGowan’s team standing up for WA, and hope I can be the strong voice for our region in a re-elected McGowan Labor Government.”