State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is calling on the new Premier to ensure that the urgent infrastructure needs of Wallsend are fully funded.
The previous Premier ignored the Wallsend electorate, failing to provide some much needed infrastructure projects, despite the issues being raised repeatedly.
The Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange, the number one priority infrastructure project in the Hunter and the Wallsend flood mitigation works remain unfunded, despite both projects being repeatedly raised with the Premier.
Schools in the Wallsend electorate have a huge infrastructure backlog, there is a significant shortage of Police, particularly Beresfield, Tarro and Wallsend, public transport is almost nonexistent in parts of the Electorate and Glendale TAFE has been gutted.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“The new Premier must ensure that the urgent infrastructure needs of Wallsend are fully funded.”
“Wallsend has been completely ignored by the previous Premier, even though I have raised these needs over and over again with the Government.”
“For many years, a number of MPs have raised the importance of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange, which is the number one priority infrastructure project in the Hunter.”
“We are seeing money being poured into transport infrastructure in Newcastle but nothing being spent outside of the CBD.”
“Investment in education, health and police is desperately needed in our community and I will continue to push for money to be spent here.”
“I fear that Wallsend will continue to be ignored by this Government, but I will raise our community’s needs over and over until our voice is heard.”