Luke Foley to highlight 'broken promises' at Engadine community meeting

Rewind two years: Gladys Berejiklian and Lee Evans announce the new commuter car park at Engadine station before the last election. Picture: Chris Lane

Rewind two years: Gladys Berejiklian and Lee Evans announce the new commuter car park at Engadine station before the last election. Picture: Chris Lane

State Opposition Leader Luke Foley will hold a community meeting at Engadine to discuss issues affecting the Heathcote electorate.

Mr Foley said the delay in constructing a new commuter car park at Engadine railway station was among matters that could be discussed.

The state government’s failure to upgrade Heathcote Road over Woronora River bridge was “another broken promise”.

Maryanne Stuart campaigns on the need for commuter car parking at Engadine before the 2015 election. Picture: John Veage

Maryanne Stuart campaigns on the need for commuter car parking at Engadine before the 2015 election. Picture: John Veage

Labor’s candidate for Heathcote at the 2015 and 2019 state elections, Maryanne Stuart, will also attend the meeting at Engadine Bowling Club on Tuesday, February 28, starting at 6.30pm.

Mr Foley said the town hall meeting gave him a chance to “hear directly from community about the issues that are being ignored by the state government”.

He said an 80-space commuter car park at the southern end of Engadine station, promised before the 2015 election by then Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and Heathcote MP Lee Evans, was “non-existent”.

To the dismay of locals it remains a vacant lot. - NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“To the dismay of locals it remains a vacant lot,” he said.

Mr Evans said work was under way on the car park.

“The hoarding is up, and it is expected to be finished by the middle of this year,” he said.

Mr Evans said new Roads Minister Melinda Pavey inspected the Heathcote Road bridge over Woronora River on Friday.

“We are working on getting the bridge replaced,” he said.

“We are also putting in a fixed speed camera on Heathcote Road near Forum Drive because there is no electricity at the bridge.”

  • To attend the meeting, RSVP: Maryanne.stuart@nswlabor.org.au
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