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Labor commits $100M for Appin Road upgrade ahead of Saturday’s election

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Appin Road. Photo: Google Streetview.

Ryan Park Keira MP

State Labor MP for Keira, Ryan Park

A NSW Labor Government will commit $100 million towards an upgrade of the notoriously dangerous Appin Road, sitting Keira MP, Ryan Park has announced.

Mr Park said NSW Labor had already committed to investing $50 million towards upgrades, however, that funding will be doubled, if his party is elected to government on Saturday.

A federal Labor Government has also committed to providing $50 million worth of upgrades, potentially bringing the total investment to $150 million.

Mr Park said for the past eight years, the Liberal-National Government has refused to make substantial investment regarding safety upgrades.

Mr Park has been a vocal advocate for upgrades of the notorious stretch of road between Appin and Bulli Tops for many years. He said he is ecstatic that a NSW Labor Government would actually invest the funds needed to improve safety on the notorious road.

“This funding will save lives – make no mistake about that,” he said.

“Safety on the Appin Road has been ignored for too long but I am proud that a NSW Labor Government will finally address the issue.

“These upgrades will make a huge difference to lives of residents on the south coast and in the ever-expanding region of Macarthur.”

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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