City welcomes Liberal vow to invest in Kent Street Weir precinct

10 May 2022
Kent Street Weir may be in for an upgrade with the Morrison Government announcing additional funding of $6.5 million to upgrade the precinct as a re-election promise.

If re-elected, the Kent Street Weir precinct in Wilson would receive a $6.5 million facelift with the development of an events pavilion, play equipment, barbeque facilities, shelters and toilets along with lighting and a CCTV upgrade on the cards.

The funding would also allow additional conservational work to be undertaken on the surrounding Wilson wetlands to improve the area’s environmental stability.

The Morrison Government’s pledge would contribute to the Kent Street Weir Master Plan, guiding the future development of the area, which was adopted by Council in 2015.

Mayor Patrick Hall said he welcomed the Morrison Government’s re-election vow to invest in the historic Kent Street Weir precinct.

“The significant funding commitments by both major parties to improve the health of our rivers is a wonderful outcome for our environment, and I am also delighted that the Morrison Government’s election promise will result in additional funding to protect the sensitive wetlands in the Kent Street Weir precinct.

“The Kent Street Weir Master Plan was adopted by Council way back in 2015, and this funding would allow the City of Canning to expedite the work and deliver this much awaited project for the community.”

Further information about Kent Street Weir is available at https://www.canning.wa.gov.au/about-us/our-future/major-projects/kent-street-weir-precinct

 

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