MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
COMMUNITY WINS: PROSPECT HIGHWAY UPGRADE
Three years after the Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, called for it, the Federal Government is finally committing funding for the Prospect Highway upgrade.
The Federal Budget earmarks $120 million in Federal funding to support the project.
This announcement comes off the back of a coordinated community campaign to fix the Prospect Highway. Thousands of local residents participated in the campaign, by raising their concerns with local Members of Parliament and Councillors, contacting local media and signing countless petitions.
“This victory is a testament to people power”, Ms Rowland said.
“We would not have been able to achieve this concession without the ongoing advocacy of local residents. We have been facing an infrastructure deficit for many years and it’s high time the Government got on with the job of addressing it”.
Ms Rowland has committed to scrutinising the announcement to ensure the funding is delivered quickly and efficiently.
“Anyone who drives along the Prospect Highway during peak hour will tell you this is overdue”, Ms Rowland said.
“We need this upgrade now – it is far too important to be placed on the back-burner”.
Ms Rowland has previously criticised both the State and Federal Governments for their failure to meet local infrastructure commitment, including the construction of commuter car parking at Schofields Station and the twice promised and yet to be delivered Rouse Hill Hospital.
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2020