FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
EDMONDSON PARK STATION – ONCE A PROMISE, NOW IGNORED BY PREMIER AND TRANSPORT MINISTER
Commuters in South Western Sydney continue to fight a crisis every day – just to get to work.
Edmondson Park station has faced a critical shortage of parking for a number of years – an issue that local Labor MPs have raised with the Premier and the NSW Minister for Transport on many occasions.
Anne Stanley, Opposition Whip and Member for Werriwa said “if you get to Edmondson Park station any time after 7am, you can’t park in the station car park or anywhere in the surrounding streets.
“Locals are being forced to park illegally and fill up all of the streets in the area just to get to work.”
Ms Stanley pointed out that the NSW Liberals reneged on a pre-election commitment to fund an expansion of car parking spaces at Edmondson Park station.
“The failure of the Liberals to deliver on their election promise is putting my people at far longer commutes, greater inconvenience and filling up carparks in bordering areas such as Glenfield and Holsworthy, inconveniencing those commuters as well.”
“The NSW Liberal Government has known about this for years. The Premier and the Transport Minister have taken no action to help commuters, despite committing $40m before the State election for expanding the car park.
“Instead of fulfilling their election promise to build a bigger car park before 2020, they are wasting $250,000 on ‘community consultation while removing the $40m promise for the carpark from their budget.
“All the Premier and the Transport Minister need to do is come out one morning and see what they’ve created here. That’s all the community consultation they’ll need.
“But instead of building car parks and sticking to promises, the Premier and Transport Minister are building white elephants for safe Liberal seats,” Ms Stanley said.