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Wallsend Issues Top Of The Agenda When Parliament Resumes

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is set to hold the NSW Government to account on a number of issues in the Wallsend electorate when the NSW Parliament resumes today.

Ms Hornery has already submitted a number of Questions on Notice to Government Ministers, in portfolio areas as diverse as the Environment, Skills, Water, Police and Transport.

Ms Hornery will also be debating a Notice of Motion later this week on the need to increase the amount of security on the Newcastle Transport network for staff and users.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“I’m determined to hit the ground running when Parliament resumes this week, with Questions on Notice and Notices of Motion designed to hold the Government to account.”

“I have spent the last few months speaking with and listening to the community, and have identified a number of policy areas I want to focus on in the coming year.”

“These include addressing the lack of a Police presence in the western suburbs of Newcastle and the Beresfield/Tarro area. The Police acknowledge that there has been a significant spike in problems in the Wallsend electorate and I want to make sure they have the resources they need.”

“The Minister for Transport will also be asked to respond to the chaos that he has created with the newly privatised Newcastle Transport network. School kids being left behind, not picked up or turfed off buses and left in the back streets of suburbs is simply not good enough.”

“I will be asking the Minister for Utilities to look at providing some funding to finish the Wallsend Flood Mitigation Plan, following commitments by Newcastle City Council to commence works on replacing the bridges in the Wallsend CBD.”

“More Return and Earn sites in parts of the electorate such as Wallsend, Beresfield and Tarro are desperately needed. People are paying the big increases for bottles and cans but don’t have anywhere close by to be able to take them for a refund.”

“I am looking forward to the new Parliamentary year and for another opportunity to stand up for the Wallsend electorate.”