The Albanese Labor Government cuts vital infrastructure projects in Lindsay

After much delay, being day 200 of Labor’s 90 Day Infrastructure Review, the Albanese Government has today confirmed it doesn’t care about the people of Western Sydney, by announcing it is cuttng six infrastructure projects that will directly impact the people of Lindsay.

The following local projects have been axed by Infrastructure Minister Catherine King:

  • Mulgoa Road upgrade Stage 2 - widening carriageways from 4 lanes to 6 lanes between Glenmore Parkway to Jeanette Street, Blaikie Road to Jamison Road, and Jamison Road to Union Road.
  • The Werrington Arterial Stage 2 project - to design a new link between Werrington Road and Great Western Highway, from Werrington to Marsden Park.
  • The Western City Road Transport Network Development (including upgrades to Luddenham Road).
  • The M7-M12 Interchange - widening the M7 Motorway and connection to the new M12 Motorway.

Commuter carpark upgrades for Kingswood and St Marys have also been axed, despite Penrith City Council already having contributed ratepayers funding towards the projects.

“Infrastructure Minister Catherine King can’t be bothered to come to Penrith to tell us our community is the most impacted by the Western Sydney Airport’s flight paths. Now, she’s ripped out hundreds of millions of dollars of critical infrastructure from our growing community,” said Mrs McIntosh.

“I've had severe concerns for the infrastructure projects planned for our community since the infrastructure review was announced back in July, where I called on the Albanese Labor Government to honour their commitments. Today our worst suspicions were confirmed, as once again Minister King and the Albanese Labor Government broke their promise to our Lindsay community. It’s extraordinary how much this Government has specifically targeted Western Sydney.

“The former Coalition Government was committed to upgrading Mulgoa Road, and the Glenmore Park end was one of the last pieces of the puzzle to ensure this road meets our community’s needs. It can be extremely congested, especially in peak hour and on the weekends. That doesn’t mater to the Labor Government, it has now been axed.

“I delivered the full funding for the upgrade to Dunheved Road and Penrith Council is responsible for the construction. However, to completely address the congestion in that part of our community, we needed the Werrington Road Arterial Stage 2 project. The planning for this project has been axed by Minister King.

“Labor even promised at the 2022 election to fast track the Dunheved Road upgrade. They haven’t fast tracked anything, they’ve done nothing but cut infrastructure for our community.

“The St Marys community is growing, and with the new Metro rail station, the upgraded carpark was a key feature to support additional residents travelling to their new jobs in and around Western Sydney International Airport.

“It is incredible all these projects have been cancelled that were earmarked to address increased local population growth, new employment centres, and city building in the lead up to the opening of the Western Sydney Airport.

“By cutting these critical local infrastructure projects it is now abundantly clear that Labor has broken their promises made in the October 2022 Budget, and they have no intention of delivering for people in Western Sydney. That’s not on, and I will continue to fight alongside my community for what we deserve.”

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