Federal Liberals promise $7 million to Mandurah Waterfront Project if re-elected

The highly anticipated Mandurah Waterfront Project has received attention in the lead up to the federal election, with $7 million promised by Canning's incumbent MP Andrew Hastie if a coalition government is re-elected.

The project will include a large-scale adventure play area on the western foreshore and an enclosed floating pool on the eastern foreshore.

The project is the product of community consultation by the City of Mandurah and there are hopes the upgrades will be in place by 2021.

Mr Hastie thanked the federal government for "responding to the views of the Mandurah community" through the $7 million commitment from the Commonwealth Development Grants Program.

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"Mandurah is a beautiful place to live and a holiday destination of choice for thousands of West Australians," Mr Hastie said.

"This development will offer more recreation options for our families and young people, and help our community leverage Mandurah's natural advantages to expand local tourism and grow jobs.

"The Liberals are committed to backing regional communities by developing key infrastructure and improving local job opportunities."

The $7 million contribution means the project would be fully funded.

The project, which received strong community support, involves the construction of several precincts around the Mandurah foreshore to drive tourism and create more local jobs.

"The Morrison government is able to invest in projects like the Mandurah waterfront because of our strong economic management. That's how we're delivering the essential infrastructure, services and job opportunities our region needs," Mr Hastie said.

In 2018, he wrote to and met with the deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to discuss investment in the Peel region, and later hosted the assistant minister for regional development in Mandurah to further inspect the proposal.