WA Labor candidate for Kalgoorlie, Terrence Winner, has claimed the $150 million Goldfields Revitalisation Fund was being used as a "marketing ploy" to help WA Nationals candidates rather than the region.
Mr Winner has told the Kalgoorlie Miner he and the party’s leadership team, including leader Mark McGowan, were working on their own Goldfields fund commitment.
He said the fund needed to target health, housing and education issues, but the details, including a dollar figure, would be announced later in the campaign.
“(The Goldfields fund) hasn’t been rejected by any means, ” Mr Winner said.
The commitment to a $150m Goldfields fund, to come from Royalties for Regions, was announced by WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls.
Premier Colin Barnett has only supported the proposal but has yet to announce which projects would be covered within a funding pledge.
But Mr Winner was scathing of how the proposed $150m Goldfields fund was proposed and said it had the same weakness as Royalties for Regions.