Labor MPs say clock is ticking on election promises

Wyong MP David Harris (from left), Gosford MP Liesl Tesch, The Entrance MP David Mehan and Swansea MP Yasmin Catley

Shadow Minister for the Central Coast and Wyong MP, David Harris, says the clock is ticking on several important infrastructure projects which Central Coast Labor MPs want to see in the upcoming State Government Budget.

“There’s a list of local infrastructure projects which were promised at the 2019 election which are either incomplete or yet to start,” Harris said.

“These projects include the upgrade of Tuggerah railway station, the completion of road projects including the Pacific Highway through Wyong and the Pacific Highway at Lisarow, as well as Wilfred Barrett Dr in The Entrance, the Central Coast Highway and an express bus service.

“Central Coast residents have the right to expect that these project at least have at substantial starts.

“The clock is ticking,” Harris said.

He said cost of living pressures including inflation, low wage growth, rising interest rates and increasing rates and charges were adversely impacting local residents causing mortgage, rental and mental stress.

“The NSW Budget must include measures that address these pressures and implement cost of living measures to alleviate the financial burden presently crippling local families and pensioners,” Harris said.

Swansea MP, Yasmin Catley said there were far too many households facing rental and mortgage stress.

“Despite the Government’s rhetoric, many existing cost of living relief measures are failing to reach those who need it most,” she said.

There was an urgent need to invest in social and affordable housing on the Central Coast, said Gosford MP, Liesl Tesch.

“While the Coast needs investment in signature projects such as the Gosford waterfront, affordable housing must be a priority, after more than 10 years of neglect,” she said.

“These were big promises from the Government (in 2019) and it’s about time we saw some progress on the ground,” The Entrance MP, David Mehan said.

Primary source: Central Coast Labor MPs

1 Comment on "Labor MPs say clock is ticking on election promises"

  1. Stephen Kirkham | June 18, 2022 at 9:55 am | Reply

    Interesting the ALP MPs leave out that four of the five stations promised lifts have got them. If the previous Labor Government hadn’t built Tuggerah Station on a swamp. That one would be done too. The promised upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah and Lisarow is nearing completion. The next stage from Lisarow further south was not an election promise in 2019.

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