O’Farrell delays south west Sydney sewerage connections: Breaks key election promise to region

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The O‟Farrell Government has been caught out delaying the connection of 820 south west Sydney households to the sewerage network – with Yanderra residents set to have their sewerage connections postponed indefinitely.

“Prior to the election, Barry O‟Farrell promised to fast track the connection of Wilton, Douglas Park and Yanderra households to the sewerage network,” Shadow Water Minister, Luke Foley said.

“Now an amendment to Sydney Water Operating Licence has revealed the O‟Farrell Government is reneging on its promise and will delay sewerage connections for some residents indefinitely.

“Barry O‟Farrell and the Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell campaigned on fast tracking sewerage connections but now they are delaying connections indefinitely.”

The Sydney Water Operating Licence reveals:

Suburb O’Farrell election policy Sydney Water Operating License reveals
Wilton Deliver 2012/13 30 06 2014
Douglas Park Deliver 2012/13 30 06 2014
Yanderra Deliver 2014/15 Only "commence planning" by 30 June 2015

 

“The O‟Farrell Government and Jai Rowell have been trying to mislead local residents and pretend these delays aren‟t happening,” Mr Foley said.

“Jai Rowell is still out in the community talking up his plans to fast track sewerage connections when he knows Wilton and Douglas Park will be years late and Yanderra doesn‟t even have a start date.

“Yanderra residents have been completely forgotten by the O‟Farrell Government, with Mr O‟Farrell now only agreeing to start planning work at the same time he promised the connections would be finished.

“It‟s clear the O‟Farrell Government has very quickly forgotten about the people of south west Sydney.”

Suburb O’Farrell election policy Sydney Water Operating License reveals
Wilton Deliver 2012/13 30 June 2014
Douglas Park Deliver 2012/13 30 June 2014
Yanderra Deliver 2014/15 Only "commence planning" by 30 June 2015