Anne Stanley MP, the Member for Werriwa, has done her bit for World Environment Day by taking part in Liverpool City Council's Clean up Liverpool Day.
Rolling her sleeves up at Miller Park, Miller, Anne and her team were joined by Councillor Nathan Hagarty and staff from Liverpool City Council. "It was great joining over 200 Council staff across 13 sites in the Liverpool area for this great initiative. As a community we need to be more mindful about our waste footprint, particularity plastics, and the impact they have on the environment." Ms Stanley said. “Thoughtfully disposing of things like plastic straws and bottle tops will assist the environment and not put wildlife in danger.”
The theme of this year's World Environment Day was 'Air Pollution' an area of particular concern for Ms Stanley and her electorate. "Werriwa has one of the highest rates of small particle air pollution in the State. With the Moorebank Intermodal on the way and Western Sydney Airport set to open with no fuel line, the number of diesel trucks on our roads will dramatically increase." Ms Stanley said.
Ms Stanley has called on the Federal Government to do more in addressing infrastructure, health and environmental concerns in Werriwa. "Infrastructure Australia has identified the extension of Cambridge Avenue and a fuel line to Western Sydney Airport as priority projects. These vital projects will not only ease congestion and get diesel trucks off our local roads, they will have immeasurable health and environmental benefits."