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Local Infrastructure Misses Out Again

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has called on the Government to rethink its policy to rebuild two Sydney sporting stadiums at a cost of more than $2.3 billion, and instead spend the money on much needed local infrastructure.

The Government has announced it will knock down and rebuild the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park and the Olympic Stadium at Homebush.

Ms Hornery is calling for the money to be spent locally to fix hospital waiting lists, build more social housing, eliminate the school maintenance backlog, put more Police on the ground and expand the local park and ride facilities.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“There are many things in the Wallsend electorate where that money could be better spent.”

“We have extensive waiting lists for people trying to access social housing and more than $10 million in urgent school maintenance work that needs to be rectified. We have long waiting lists for elective surgery at our hospitals and areas where we are drastically short on Police.”

“Our community has been calling on the State Government to fund the Wallsend flood works, remove demountables from our schools and finish the number one infrastructure project in the Hunter, the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange at Glendale.”

“This $2.3 billion would deliver all of these projects and many more that are necessary in the Wallsend electorate and right across the State.”

“This Government should show that it is not out of touch and is listening to the community by reversing its decision to fund these new stadiums.”

“These projects would change so many lives and have a lasting impact on our community.”

“I will be writing again to the Government to ask that they work collaboratively with Council to increase the options for Park and Ride.”