New Marino role welcomed

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Politicians and stakeholders from around the Forrest electorate have welcomed Forrest MHR Nola Marino appointment as the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.

Harvey Mainstreet president Joe Capogreco said he was pleased for Mrs Marino to have been given the honour of this appointment.

“I have a lot of respect for Nola, she has done a lot for the local community,” Mr Capogreco said.

“She has done a lot for local business and was instrumental in getting the Harvey Water Scheme off the ground.

“It’s a benefit for the South West, especially Harvey, for her to be given such an important role.”

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said she looked forward to continuing her close working relationship with Mrs Marino.

“I’m looking forward to continuing that with her new role as Assistant Minister for Regional Development,” Mrs Clarke said.

“I’m hoping that major projects such as the Myalup-Wellington water project are continued and regional roads are given attention.

“I think it’s fantastic that there is a local, regionally-based woman in this important assistant ministerial role, and I hope this will bring more attention to the South West and its needs.”

Mrs Marino said she was pleased and humbled to be appointed to the new position.

“Having lived and worked in the South West for my entire life I know the needs of those living in regional and rural Australia,” Mrs Marino said.

“I will work closely with the Honourable Michael McCormack to make sure these needs are recognised while I continue to serve the electorate of Forrest.”

Mrs Marino said she would continue to encourage ministerial visits and would use her new role to continue to highlight the “many important works and projects we have in Forrest”.

“I will continue to push for dual carriageway of the Bussell Highway between Capel and Busselton,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Myalup-Wellington Dam Project and the construction of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road are two projects I will keep a close eye on after securing funding last year.”

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