The Labor Government is all plans and no delivery - except the delivery of the highest unemployment rate in the nation, the Repat closure, and ESL hikes.
Thursday, 22 October, 2015
Corey Wingard MP
Shadow Minister for Transport
Shadow Minister for Road Safety
What’s happened to Labor’s “Transport Plan”?
Today marks two years since the Weatherill Labor Government announced its grand “Transport Plan”.
In its 2013 Transport Plan, the Weatherill Labor Government committed to a number of short-term infrastructure priorities, including:
- CityLINK – a continuous tram loop around the CBD;
- PortLINK – conversion of the Outer Harbor train line to deliver a new tram service to Outer Harbor and Grange and construct a new tram line to West Lakes and Semaphore; and,
- Complete the electrification of the entire corridor Gawler train line in the short term.
“It’s been two years since the Government plastered billboards and bus stops with pictures of trams and not one of these projects has gone ahead,” said Shadow Transport Minister Corey Wingard.
“Premier Weatherill and his Labor colleagues have failed to demonstrate that they are committed to delivering these projects, because not one cent of funding has been provided for them.
“Are these projects even still priorities for the Weatherill Labor Government?
“Unfortunately for South Australians, the Weatherill Labor Government has a history of promising one thing before an election and breaking that promise afterwards.
“The Labor Government now needs to put its money where its mouth is and actually commit some funding towards these infrastructure projects.
“The importance of the Government investing in employment-generating infrastructure projects can also not be understated, given our State’s ever-increasing unemployment rate.”