FEDERAL LABOR has pledged $1.5 million to help save Maylands Waterland if they win the upcoming federal election.
The ageing council-owned facility was set to close at the end of the summer season after the city said it couldn’t afford to pay for essential repairs and upgrades and had been unsuccessful in securing external funding.
Federal Perth MP Patrick Gorman dropped by the Clarkson Road facility on Friday (March 15) to meet up with Bayswter mayor Dan Bull, Friends of Maylands Waterland chair Josh Eveson and shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers to announce the pledge.
Mr Gorman said “the future of Maylands Waterland has been a constant point of discussion for our community”.
More than 5500 people signed a FoMW petition to save the Waterland.
The council’s working group, including two members of the FoMW, will now meet to discuss redevelopment options.
by DAVID BELL