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Kieran Noonan for South West

Kieran Noonan endorsed as South West candidate for 2021 Election

 

“The South West deserves honest, local and hardworking representation, and the Western Australia Party is thrilled to endorse Kieran Noonan as our candidate in the South West Region for the Legislative Council at the March 2021 State election,” says Party Leader Julie Matheson.

 

Councillor Noonan is a local Secondary Humanities Teacher with over 25 years’ experience.  He’s been a long-time resident of Gelorup and has raised his four children there.  He was elected to the Shire of Capel council in 2019 on a platform of sensible reform and responding to community concerns.

 

Kieran Noonan says he’s running to build the Gold route of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road to avoid sterilizing 20 million tonnes of basalt which should be preserved for coastal erosion mitigation.  In addition, the Gold route would prevent the destruction of the world-renowned Gelorup Corridor, which contains significant Indigenous heritage value, and five trees that are the largest of their species, including the World’s two largest WA Christmas trees and mistletoes.

 

Mr. Noonan says, “We must support local communities’ efforts to protect their environments from poor developments.  The State Government has been too city-centric, and they must be held to account for their decisions.  Their plans for Gnarabup are another case of poor development potentially destroying the unique environment and lifestyle that make the South West so special.” 

 

As a former part-time Prison Chaplain at the Bunbury Regional Prison, Mr. Noonan is acutely aware of the problems with law and order in the South West.  “If elected, I will work to increase the number of frontline staff at regional police stations and to improve youth services,” he said.

 

Mr. Noonan wants to see an increase in infrastructure spending in the South West.  “It’s time for the South West to be more equitably recognised for its contribution to the State economy,” he said.

 

Infrastructure improvements he would like to see include;

·        Re-instating the relocation of Parks and Wildlife offices to Koombana Bay,

·        Duplication of the Bussell Highway from Capel to Busselton,

·        Replacing the Boyanup Saleyards with a new facility and rehabilitating the town centre,

·        Building both the new Busselton Airport Terminal and Regional Performing Arts Centre, and

·        A School Excursion Rebate Scheme to promote tours to Albany and the South Coast, similar to the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate for tours to Canberra.

 

“In March 2021, we need some new voices advocating for the South West,” said Mr. Noonan.

 

Ends.

 

Contact:  Kieran Noonan   0476 197 988                                   Russell Goodrick 0418 922 464

 

Contact: Kieran Noonan.   0476 197 988                                   Russell Goodrick 0418 922 464

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