Pollies to meet with city leaders

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
Mark McGowan and Mike Nahan will visit Albany next week.
Camera IconMark McGowan and Mike Nahan will visit Albany next week.

Albany will be abuzz with political activity next week, as the State Cabinet, shadow cabinet and a Federal minister converge in town.

State Cabinet members will visit Albany on February 5-6 as part of the Labor Party’s roving campaign to engage regional communities and meet with leaders.

Announcements are expected to be made relating to election commitments.

While the party has been tight-lipped over specifics, as-yet unfulfilled commitments include confirming the Albany Ring Road will go ahead, cutting red tape for tourism operators, and launching a marine rescue application.

The State Government seems unhurried about announcing which town will host the $18 million Bushfire Centre of Excellence, for which Albany is believed to be a finalist.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Party’s shadow cabinet will be in town on February 7-8 for its summer conference.

Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Liberal Party State president Fay Duda will visit for a separate WA Liberal Party event on February 9.

State Opposition Leader Mike Nahan said his party would be visiting to bolster its message of support for Albany’s commu-nity.

“We are interested in seeing and hearing about the good things that are happening in Albany as well as hearing any concerns people have and offering advocacy where necessary,” he said.

Ahead of those visits, Greens South West MLC Diane Evers will tour the region promoting environmental issues.

Ms Evers will attend events promoting regeneration in Jerramungup and Bremer Bay on Friday, before a World Wetlands Day event at Lake Vancouver on February 2.

She will visit the Boatshed Markets on February 3 for community consultation.

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