Media Release | Thursday 13 December 2012
Penny Sharpe MLC, Shadow Transport Minister
Ryan Park MP, Shadow Roads Minister
Mick Veitch MLC, Shadow Minister for Regional Infrastructure
SYDNEY-CENTRIC PLAN CONTAINS NO NEW MONEY FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL NSW
Residents outside of Sydney have been forgotten by the O'Farrell Government's Transport Masterplan – which promotes a $1.6 billion new tram line in the Sydney CBD but contains no new money for transport initiatives in rural and regional NSW.
"Anyone living outside of Sydney will be furious with the Liberals and Nationals' focus on Sydney – while ignoring the significant transport issues throughout regional NSW," Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Sharpe said today.
"This plan contains no new money to improve freight corridors or enhance regional train and bus services.
"People living west of the Great Dividing Range have basically been hung out to dry."