Labor to force release of Parramatta Road Planning documents in Parliament this week

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The Labor Opposition will move to force the release of key government document concerning the Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project – with the Government keeping their plans secret until after next year’s state election.

“I will be moving an order for papers in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, and am seeking the support of the minor parties, so that communities from Granville through to Camperdown can find out what the Government has in store for them,” Shadow Planning Minister Luke Foley said.

 

“We know that the Government promises over 50,000 new apartments along Parramatta Road. There is no word whether those apartments will be accompanied by adequate parks and playgrounds, and new childcare centres and schools.

“Ten local councils have worked cooperatively with the State Government on this issue. They were all promised that the Government’s plans for Parramatta Road would be revealed by now.

“Yet Pru Goward has now chosen to keep her Government’s plans under lock and key until after next year’s state election.

“Parramatta Road is a place for density – but it has to be density done well. Labor wants to see guarantees around design excellence and there must be adequate provision of essential community infrastructure.

“With Pru Goward determined to keep her plans hidden from public view, Labor will use the powers of the Parliament to force disclosure.”