NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has announced Liz Scully as the Labor candidate for Parramatta for the March 2019 State Election.

Mr Foley said Parramatta local Ms Scully has the right credentials to take on the Liberals in the seat.

Liz and her husband Gerard are raising their three children near Doyle Ground in North Parramatta, where they have lived for 10 years.

Liz works part-time as a Communications Officer at Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, volunteers with a local playgroup and is an active member of the North Parramatta Residents Action Group.

At the same time, she is a member of the National Labor Women’s Network Executive and has chaired the NSW Labor Women’s Forum for 10 years.

Having lived in the Parramatta area since 1994, Liz knows firsthand the issues that are plaguing Parramatta CBD and its surrounds.

As Sydney’s second CBD, Parramatta is already struggling under the weight of over-development, which has been badly managed by the Berejiklian Liberal Government.

Parramatta has been identified as the top local government area to bear the brunt of development over the next five years with 21,450 homes expected. Sydney’s CBD is second with 18,250.

Just last week, the Planning Minister Anthony Roberts had to backflip on his own medium density planning policy after being at odds with the Greater Sydney Commission.

As the Berejiklian Government ploughs ahead with its stadium plan, which saw the iconic Parramatta Pool bulldozed, the promised new Parramatta aquatic centre has blown out with a new target of June 2020 and it’s still unclear who will foot the bill for the $75 million project.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“The Berejiklian Government’s mismanagement of the planning system is wreaking havoc in communities like Parramatta.

“I am pleased to announce Liz as Labor’s candidate. She will be a great advocate for her community on Macquarie Street.” 

Quotes attributable to Labor’s candidate for Parramatta Liz Scully

“Parramatta is a great place to live but I’m worried the Liberal Government has failed to keep up with the needs of our rapidly-growing community. 

“I’m honoured to be chosen as Labor’s candidate for Parramatta for the March 2019 election.”