|Hawke Demands Gillard Government Honour North West Rail Link|
Monday, 07 May 2012
The Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke, has reiterated his call for the Gillard Government to provide funding for critically needed infrastructure in North West Sydney. This follows reports that Infrastructure Australia has formally rejected a request from the State Government to fund the North West Rail Link.
“This is a complete disgrace. Federal Labor has built no infrastructure for four years in Sydney and they continue to put political priorities over transport priorities, Mr Hawke said.
“During the 2010 election campaign the Gillard Government made a commitment to jointly fund the Parramatta to Epping rail link with the New South Wales Government.
“There was much cynicism when the Prime Minister announced the Parramatta to Epping rail link – ten days before the election. The announcement took many in the New South Wales Government by surprise and some consider it was cobbled together in a rush to satisfy a political problem rather than assist residents in Northwest Sydney.
“We expect the Gillard Government to honour its commitments, “concluded Alex Hawke.