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A proposed train station in Mandurah's northern suburb of Lakelands could be a step closer after Canning MP Andrew Hastie pledged $25 million to the project.
Joined by the federal minister for cities, urban infrastructure and population Alan Tudge, Mr Hastie made the announcement at a community meeting in Lakelands on Monday afternoon.
The cash boost comes after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed $10 million towards the station on March 8 and following former Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull's $2 million pledge for a business case in 2018.
This brings the Morrison Government total commitment to this project to $37 million, including business case funding.
While the $25 million is an election pledge, the federal Coalition's previous commitments will be delivered no matter who wins the upcoming election on May 18.
The station will close the 23-kilometre gap between the current train station at Mandurah and Warnbro.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the election promise was "all about busting congestion on our roads and getting people home sooner and safer".
"We want people to be spending less time in traffic and be doing what's important to them - spending time with family and friends," Mr Tudge said.
Mr Hastie said it was an issue that was first brought to his attention buy Lakelands residents in 2016.
Since then, the high-profile conservative said he has been lobbying all levels of government to make the station a reality.
This article first appeared on www.mandurahmail.com.au
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