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Mayor flags hot list for candidates

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

The Middleton Beach and Centennial Park Sporting redevelopments have been flagged as high on the City of Albany’s priority list in this March election.

The Advertiser contacted the City, the first of several organisations, to ask what projects it believed would benefit from a Government investment.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the City has presented a portfolio of current and potential projects to be funded to candidates for the Labor, Liberal and National parties in the seat of Albany.

The same portfolio is also set to be presented to Greens and One Nation candidates.

“High on the City’s priorities is further support to complete the next stages of the Centennial Park Sporting Redevelopment, the Amazing South Coast destination marketing and tourism strategy developed by the Lower Great Southern Economic Alliance, Middleton Beach redevelopment and foreshore transformation, and advocating for the Albany Ring Road,” Mr Wellington said. “The City welcomes any commitment to these and other projects that will continue positive development and growth in Albany, and we remain open to discussions with all parties about what they can deliver for Albany and the region if they are elected.”

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WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has pledged $6.9 million for the completion of Centennial Park, while the Liberal Party was yet to announce further funding for the next stage.

The Labor Party has also pledged $35 million to the Albany ring road project, which was described as a “nothing announcement” by the Liberal party.

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