State election March 2017: With the state election just over the horizon, the Fremantle Herald takes a look at some of the policy announcements affecting seniors.
SENIORS in the Bicton electorate will score $140,000 from a McGowan Labor government, promises Bicton candidate Lisa O’Malley and shadow seniors minister Margaret Quirk.
Melville Cares and the Senior Citizens Club will each get $55,000, with $10,000 chunks of funding also promised for the Bicton Palmyra RSL, the Bicton men’s shed, and Community First meals on wheels.
“Seniors have shaped our community and helped build everything we take for granted today. Now it’s time to give something back,” Ms O’Malley said.
“Seniors’ organisations in the electorate of Bicton have been tirelessly working to provide many important services to older members of our community. This funding will help them do even more.”
Bicton is considered a bellweather seat, as the margin is notionally about 10 per cent; the same swing Labor would need to win the March 11 election and form government.