Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Monday February 23, 2015

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa and Bernard Bratusa, candidate for Londonderry said Labor’s 10 year Infrastructure Plan once again demonstrates they’re taking Western Sydney for granted.


“After 16 years in Government and four years in Opposition, Labor have clearly not learnt from their past - releasing a plan that only cuts infrastructure projects in Western Sydney,” Stuart Ayres said.


“You would expect a 10 year infrastructure plan would actually announce new projects with funding – but Labor has not mentioned any new roads, hospitals, schools or employment projects.


Tanya Davies said “With the population of Western Sydney set to increase, it is vital to build infrastructure now to support the increase in population.


“Over 16 years Labor announced, and then axed projects time and time again, leaving NSW with a $30 billion infrastructure backlog.


“Labor is now even axing projects that they haven’t announced, including plans to destroy the WestConnex project and increase congestion by not joining the M4 and M5 motorways.”


Infrastructure projects that Labor has announced they are cutting in Western Sydney include:


  • $389 million for Western Sydney roads for Sydney's Second Airport
  • $400 million for Parramatta Light Rail
  • $83 million for South West Sydney Housing Acceleration Fund


“Despite bipartisan support for Sydney’s second airport, only the Baird Liberal Team has a fully funded and costed plan to build the supporting road infrastructure required for this project.


“We are calling on the Labor candidates for Penrith, Mulgoa and Londonderry to stand up for Western Sydney and join us in supporting the infrastructure that Western Sydney deserves.


“This election is about who is best placed to Rebuild NSW. We are proud to be supporting Premier Mike Baird who has a fully funded and costed infrastructure plan for Western Sydney, compared to Labor who has only cut projects.


“Labor simply shied away from Western Sydney infrastructure when it was in Government, and has done so again.”


Bernard Bratusa said “Labor’s infrastructure announcement shows absolute contempt for the people of western Sydney – yet again”.