City Deals a game changer for WA

WAAA Director Samantha Reece recently attended a historical event with Federal Minister for Cities Angus Taylor. Hosted by James Best of Future Plexus, the session also had a number of pro development agencies present including Future Bayswater and Future Cottesloe.

The Federal Government has allocated $10 billion to generate precincts around train stations (TODS) and Future Bayswater is keen to be the first project allocated funding in WA.

However when questioned by WAAA, Mr Taylor admitted that the Federal Government was not going to force any Local Government to partake in this initiative and hence Future Bayswater may become derailed (no pun intended) by this barrier.

Needless to say many other Councils including Canning, Leederville and Victoria Park are eyeing the prize and keen to capitalise on this once in a lifetime funding.

For more news about this Federal initiative click here. In the meantime a series of subsequent meetings have been set and Samantha will continue to attend and keep WAAA members updated.

Sam Reece with PIA CEO Emma de Jager

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