Speeches

Standing Up for The South West

December 26, 2018

Ms STANLEY (Werriwa) (16:34): Labor is for a fair go in south-western Sydney. As their local member, it's

my job to stand up for the residents of the south-west, and I stand in this place to help give them the best

possible circumstances to thrive. We in the Labor Party want south-west-Sydneysiders to have the maximum

time with their families and minimal time commuting. That's why state and federal Labor will invest in commuter

car-parking infrastructure at major railway stations in Werriwa. We will invest $18 million in new spaces at

Edmondson Park station. We're investing $16 million in new spaces at Leppington station.

 

Just as Labor are invested in minimising commute times for residents of south-west Sydney, so, too, are we

committed to improving the home lives of our hardworking constituents. I continue to be appalled at the fact that

suburbs in my electorate, like Denham Court, a mere 30 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, are yet to have full

sewerage link-ups. Denham Court has many businesses, a large childcare facility and a large shopping complex,

all operating without connection to suburban sewerage systems. We want the health and wellbeing of residents,

along with waterways such as Cabramatta Creek, to be protected for years to come. This is why Labor will

continue to fight to give a fair go to the home and working lives of residents. It is appalling that, as the member

for Werriwa in 2018, I have to raise the same issue of sewerage that the previous member, Gough Whitlam,

brought up in 1972.

YOUR LOCAL VOICE