Terry Redman’s verdict on Labor performance

Augusta Margaret River Times
Terry Redman. adresses the media.
Camera IconTerry Redman. adresses the media. Credit: Sharon Smith The West Australian

Warren-Blackwood MLA Terry Redman says a review of Labor’s performance since it took government in WA two years ago shows regional areas are missing out.

Mr Redman composed a report card which acknowledged some areas where Mark McGowan’s Government had made some positive inroads, particularly in supporting regional WA’s budding film industry and finishing Margaret River’s perimeter road.

But budget cutbacks and the lack of Royalties for Regions funding had affected other projects in the electorate, he said.

“The community-based grants are virtually non-existent, and the larger regional grants are very limited,” Mr Redman said.

“This means local governments cannot leverage State-based funds to progress key projects that help build the social and economic infrastructure of our towns.

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“My biggest disappointment is the lack of attention on small communities outside the big regional centres, and the city-centric focus of the McGowan Government.”

Mr Redman, who has been an MLA for 14 years, was leader of the WA Nationals from November, 2013 to August, 2016.

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