Labor says it will match Princes Highway funding
In a media release issued this week it states that a Daley Labor Government will match the budgeted funding commitments for long overdue safety upgrades to the Princes Highway, and listen to road safety experts to address the most dangerous black spots along the South Coast.
In the release from NSW Labor shadow Treasurer Ryan Park it states "After waiting eight years, and after more than 1500 serious crashes, with two weeks to go before the state election, the Berejiklian Liberal and National Government pledged to upgrade sections of the Princes Highway.
"Andrew Constance has been the member for Bega for 16 years, and a minister in this government for eight, and he has consistently ignored pleas from local communities.
"Despite promising 30 per cent of infrastructure spending for regional NSW, the Liberals and Nationals have delivered just over half of that.
"Labor’s commitment is part of a record investment in regional NSW instead of on stadiums in Sydney, including $200 million for Eurobodalla Hospital, $1.4 billion demountable replacement program, and $800 million to air condition every school.
"Under the Liberals and Nationals, Sydney stadiums will be knocked down and rebuilt before the Princes Highway is upgraded, " the NSW Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park said.
“As I have previously said, Andrew Constance is treating the people who live along the South Coast as mugs, and he should have addressed this years ago.”
The Berejiklian Government could have paved the Princes Highway in caviar instead of spending $2.2 billion to knock down and rebuild stadiums in Sydney.”
“Labor will listen to the experts, and prioritise the sections of the Princes Highway that are in most need of remediation or replacement.”