WA Labor Candidate for Geraldton, Lara Dalton has backed calls for the removal dangerous and unsightly power poles in the Geraldton CBD.
“Over the years our streets have been widened, yet the poles haven’t been moved. They are now far too close to passing traffic and create a traffic hazard.
“Removing these poles and putting the lines underground would beautify our CBD and more importantly, make our town safer,” Ms Dalton said.
Ms Dalton called on the Liberal National Government to work with Western Power and provide adequate funds to get the job done.
“Despite this issue being raised in Parliament in 2013 by Labor MLC Darren West, the poles are still there.
“This is not a massive infrastructure project and could funded from the existing budget.”
Ms Dalton said that Geraldton had not been treated favourably by the Barnett Liberal National Government since 2008.
“We are still waiting on the promised Stage 2 of the Geraldton Regional Hospital, a mental health facility and a 138-room Aboriginal Hostel.