ANNE STANLEY MP
MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
DR MIKE FREELANDER MP
MEMBER FOR MACARTHUR
STANLEY AND FREELANDER CALL FOR FAIR SHARE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
IN SOUTH-WEST SYDNEY
Anne Stanley MP, Member for Werriwa, has today put forward a motion in Federal Parliament calling on the Federal Government to acknowledge and address the chronic underfunding and under-resourcing of services and infrastructure in South West Sydney.
“Residents of South-West Sydney have long been short-changed. The evidence is clear; public transport, education and health have all been neglected by the State and Federal Governments,” Ms Stanley said.
While highlighting existing shortfalls in our region, Ms Stanley has also called on more investment for future suburbs.
“In the coming years, newer suburbs in my electorate are forecast to house a population the size of a regional city. Like those regional cities, these areas will need critical services like a hospital, a police station, and an ambulance station.
“The people of Werriwa are taking their fair share of population growth - they also deserve a fair share of the infrastructure and services to support it.” Ms Stanley said.
The Member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander MP, seconded the motion and echoed Ms Stanley’s calls for greater investment in South-West Sydney.
“Our region is experiencing exponential population growth, yet we have Coalition Governments in Canberra and Sydney that consistently ignore our needs,” said Dr Freelander.
“The Coalition will consistently pork-barrel taxpayers’ money, yet are starving our region of investment.
“It is essential that the Government begins investing heavily in local infrastructure to create local jobs and support local businesses, if our economy is to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Member for Macarthur.
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