Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has condemned NSW and Federal Labor Governments for their dithering, delays and discombobulation on local infrastructure promises and commitments.

“From Federal Labor’s commitment of $40 million for local roads in the Shoalhaven through to Labor’s reviews and delays of projects like the Jervis Bay Road Interchange and the Toolijooa Rail Passing Loop, this is a party that lied its way into office with promises to our local community that aren’t even close to being delivered,” Mr Ward said.

“NSW Labor said that work on the East Nowra Sub Arterial project would start ‘on day one’ but we’ve heard nothing on its progress or funding. When is it going to happen,” Mr Ward said.

“Further north, the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads said that work would commence on 1 July on the M1 access ramps at Dapto. But the community is still in the dark of what’s going on, when the project will commence and when it will be funded.

“We already know that projects like the Toolijooa Passing Loop project is subject to State Labor’s secret infrastructure review, but State Labor is yet to explain if projects like the Milton-Ulladulla bypass are also on the chopping block.

“Labor’s already broken its promise for an additional $20 million for Tripoli Way and we still have no clue if NSW Labor will support the Nowra Bypass Project.

“As a member of the former government, when I made a promise, I got it delivered. But for my seat, our region voted for Labor members that have turned their parliamentary seats into easy-chairs and are failing to deliver on their promises to our local community.

“I will not them get away with making promises and failing to deliver,” Mr Ward concluded.

Mr Ward moved the following motion:

Today I give notice that tomorrow I shall move that this House condemns the NSW and Federal Labor Governments for:

  1. Their failure to deliver the promised $40 million to upgrade local roads in the Shoalhaven
  2. Their delays and reviews of the Jervis Bay Road Interchange, the Toolijooa Rail Passing Loop and upgrades to the Princes Highway south of Nowra including the Milton-Ulladulla Bypass
  3. Their failure to start work on the M1 access ramps at Dapto
  4. Their failure to commence work ‘on day one’ on the East Nowra Sub Arterial
  5. Condemns Labor for being replete with promises and infinitesimal on delivery.