After the election results, Peel MPs discuss what's next for region

After the election results, Peel MPs discuss what's next for region

As the dust settles on the state election results, Peel MPs have turned their attention to making their election commitments a reality.

Big changes are expected over the next four years with the Labor party promising big in the Peel region.

In her first foray into politics Dawesville MP Lisa Munday unseated an Opposition leader and won the Dawesville seat for the first time in Labor's history.

During her inaugural speech in parliament, Ms Munday said she was "humbled and determined to be the best representative to the people of Dawesville".

She mentioned she was passionate about delivering the Transform Mandurah plan, prioritising local jobs, and protecting the Peel-Harvey estuary, among many other goals.

"I'm deeply proud of the McGowan Labor government's promise to end the privatisation of health services and to bring Peel Health Campus back in house," she said.

"As a former frontline paramedic I know the very real difference this will make in our community and that public health not private profit must be at the centre of our health system.

"The $152 million upgrade promise will ensure the hospital is able to serve the needs for the Peel region."


When the Mail first spoke to Ms Munday in July, tackling mental health in the Peel region was at the forefront of her mind.

Now as the Dawesville MP, she looked forward to continuing to work on the Peel Health Hub's model of care.

"Education and early intervention are essential to tackling complex mental health issues especially amongst our young people," she said.

"It's exciting to see how our innovative Peel Health Hub's unique model of care...has been so successful.

"I will work to continue to build on this model.

"Being able to promote local businesses and create more tourist attractions further south of Mandurah will be something I intend to focus on as well."

As Mandurah MP David Templeman won his seat for a fifth term he said he was once again "most appreciative of the positive feedback" he had received.

In a potentially massive boon for the Peel, Mr Templeman has become Western Australia's tourism minister.

"My portfolio areas as Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Arts and Heritage are important as the McGowan Government focuses on diversifying the WA economy and creating jobs," he said.

"Along with new Dawesville MP, Lisa Munday, I will continue to seek opportunities for job creation in our region and as Tourism minister, I am particularly focused on what I can do to enhance, support and develop our tourism industry in the region."

When asked about his number one priority for this term in parliament, Mr Templeman said he was focusing on the $152 million transformation to the Peel Health Campus.

"I've already had communications with the health minister, chief executive of South Metropolitan Health and a number of key local stakeholders regarding the planning and delivery of this critical election commitment," he said.

"Planning for the transformation is already underway and I will be intimately involved as local member.

"I have also already met with several health and allied health stakeholders and providers regarding the overall health plan we need for our region."

Bolstering police numbers is also on his radar with Mr Templeman mentioning already having conversations with police minister Paul Papalia to push for Mandurah's share of the 1000 additional police officers the state government is delivering.

He mentioned he was taking a close interest in the delivery of the Mandurah Train Station multi-storey carpark, the construction of the Lakelands train station, the Mandurah TAFE upgrade, and the Madora Bay Primary School construction.

Re-elected for a second term, Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said the feedback she had received from the community had been "overwhelmingly positive".

"I feel humbled and privileged to represent the electorate of Murray-Wellington for a second term as part of the McGowan team," she said.

"My priorities for our community are job creating projects, public transport, ensuring we have the best public schools, regional road upgrades and health services, like bringing the Peel Health Campus back into public hands.

"Ensuring Murray-Wellington grows, and jobs are created with the road and infrastructure projects we are investing in, like the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup."