A large stretch of new parkland will provide significant green space for Sydney’s inner west and an underground connection will be built to take traffic off congested Victoria Road, under the new details of the concept design for the WestConnex interchange at Rozelle.
PETER VAN ONSELEN: We’re joined now by the Major Projects Minister Paul Fletcher, thanks very much for your company.
KRISTINA KENEALLY: Welcome back to To the Point, Ash Gillon, we’re going to be joined by Paul Fletcher now. You know, I had a look at the AEC website – I mean – his seat is on a knife-edge, with only 82 per cent of the vote counted, he’s just on 61 per cent of first preference primaries. I mean, it must be excruciating for you Paul Fletcher, waiting for that vote to come in?
This week has seen plenty of interpretations of the election outcome.
Some can be quickly dismissed as self-serving, at odds with the facts, or both.
ALEX HAWKE, MEMBER FOR MITCHELL: Welcome everybody, good afternoon, it is great to be here in the heart of Western Sydney in Parramatta, one of Australia’s most important cities. I am here today with Michael Beckwith who is the Liberal Candidate for Parramatta, Yvonne Keane the Liberal Candidate for Greenway – two great Western Sydney candidates fighting hard at this election for jobs and growth. Right behind us today you will see jobs and growth in action in our community thanks to a Coalition Government. We are joined today by the Minister for Major Projects, Paul Fletcher and of course the Treasurer of Australia, Scott Morrison.
There is no project more important for the millions of people in western and southwestern Sydney than the $16.8 billion WestConnex motorway – but every day there is more evidence of Labor’s hostility to this project.
STEVE AUSTIN: …well let me go to Paul Fletcher, who is the Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, Paul Fletcher good morning to you.
Residents of the Macquarie electorate and visitors to the region will benefit from the opening of the Bowens Creek Fire Trail, following the announcement today of a $100,000 commitment by the Turnbull Government.