Having grown up in the inner west, I know how important it is that we protect and invest in our open, green spaces.
That’s why I recently announced that an elected Federal Labor Government will invest $7.25 million in the Cooks River to Iron Cove Greenway, creating a continuous pedestrian and cycleway along the length of the corridor.
The NSW Minister for Transport has indicated to Councils and State MPs that the State Government is willing to fund half the costs of completing the Greenway.
But since the outrageous decision to dismiss elected local councils and replace them with an unelected administrator, progress on this important project has stalled.
Federal Labor will step in and fund the remaining 50% of the costs to ensure that the Greenway can be completed and that the NSW Government has no excuse for any further delay.
We know that this will make a practical difference to people in the inner west, particularly students who will now be able to safely travel to school without crossing Parramatta Road or Longport Street.
By making it easier to walk and cycle around our neighbourhoods we also encourage healthier living, while tackling issues of congestion and sustainability.
Everyone benefits from completion of the Greenway and I’m pleased to announce Federal Labor’s support for this project.
Anthony Albanese MP
Federal Member for Grayndler
More info about the Greenway here