LUKE FOLEY JOINS LOCAL RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS THE LACK OF UPGRADES TO HENRY LAWSON DRIVE

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The Berejiklian Government’s neglect of Henry Lawson Drive has resulted in increased commute times, meaning East Hills residents spender longer away from their homes and families as more development brings added congestion to the area.  

NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley joined Labor Member for Bankstown Tania Mihailuk and Labor’s Candidate for East Hills Cameron Murphy to see firsthand the congestion of Henry Lawson Drive. 

Despite some residents being forced to queue as long as 25 minutes in peak hour to turn on and off the motorway, no money was allocated in the 2017-18 budget for an investigation or upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive.

Traffic on the major local arterial road is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years with the completion of the Moorebank Intermodal and a huge spike in dwelling approvals.

In the last 12 months 3,030 dwellings were approved in the Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area.

Meanwhile, the NSW Government’s rezoning of land on the nearby Riverlands Golf Course will see an additional 800 dwellings in the region and put more pressure on the local road.

Mr Foley is currently visiting sites of Liberal neglect ahead of the 2019 State election. 

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“The Liberal’s agenda of overdevelopment and neglecting services is leaving communities in the lurch.

“Labor is listening and meeting with members of communities who are missing out of the Liberals to formulate our policies for the next election.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bankstown Tania Mihailuk

“My office hears from members of the community every day who are fed up with the growing congestion and longer commuting times.

“The fact that no money was allocated in the budget for an investigation let alone an upgrade is further proof of the Liberals’ neglect of East Hills.”

Quotes attributable to Labor candidate for East Hills Cameron Murphy

“Congestion around the turn off at Henry Lawson Drive is only going to get worse under this Liberal government who are happy to approve more and more developments but are neglecting the roads.

“The only work the Liberals appear to have done on Henry Lawson Drive is one of Glenn Brookes’ property developments.”