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WA Election 2021: Labor slams Liberal leader Zak Kirkup with ‘spendometer’ over Perth rail plan

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West Australian Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has been targeted in a “spendometer” campaign video after failing to explain how the party would fund a plan to revitalise Perth’s CBD.

The rookie leader’s shaky lead-up to the March election continued on Monday with a plan to create a “New City West”, sinking the railway between Mitchell Freeway and Thomas Street to free up land for commercial and residential use.

Pressed by reporters, Mr Kirkup was unable to say how much it would cost but claimed there was “every prospect” it would be cost-neutral.

He promised $5 million to undertake detailed master planning and said he believed it could be achieved through a public private partnership.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the…



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