Fund our Future

A fair go for five million Australians in the outer suburbs

If you are stuck in traffic for hours every day – or your business is – it’s costing you time, money and causing stress.

If you live or work in a fast-growing suburb on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities, you know that communities like ours are unfairly burdened by congested roads and inadequate public transport. Poor access to health facilities adds to the crisis.

We need a policy shift to address the infrastructure backlog and future-proof our areas, as they continue to grow. Tell politicians to Fund our Future through a dedicated infrastructure fund for fast-growing outer growth suburbs.

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To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Blacktown is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Build a rail line to link Western Sydney’s high growth arc, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.
  • Fix Francis St - upgrading the two lane Francis St overpass at Rooty Hill will make peak hour commuting easier for 24,000 cars a day. This traffic bottleneck of a bridge is a potential health hazard, because it slows emergency vehicles to a standstill during peak traffic and could delaying their access to Mount Druitt Hospital.

To maximise Western Sydney’s productivity and realise the region’s potential there needs to be more connection between the North and South West Growth Centres. This rail link would be much more to the people of Western Sydney than a connection to the new airport, it would increase productivity, reduce commuting times and create thousands of new jobs.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Blacktown need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Campbelltown is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often our people are forced to drive for hours to get to work and to access what some people in the inner city areas would say are basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Build a rail line to link Western Sydney’s high growth arc between Campbelltown, Penrith and Blacktown, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.
  • Upgrade Badgally Road - to cope with increased traffic from a rapidly growing population and rapidly developing residential. Widening Badgally Road from Eagle Vale Drive to Farrow Rd and connecting it to the Campbelltown CBD via Broughton Street, including a rail overpass, will not only improve access to the proposed Badgerys Creek airport, but also to the business and employments districts of the city.

To maximise Western Sydney’s productivity and realise the region’s potential there needs to be better connections between the North and South West Growth Centres. This rail link would be much more to the people of Western Sydney than just a connection to the new airport, it would increase productivity, reduce commuting times and create thousands of new jobs, and overall a more sustainable west and south western Sydney.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Campbelltown need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and our local Members of Parliament. This is amongst the most important issues that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Penrith City is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Build a rail line to link Western Sydney’s high growth arc, a desperately needed connection that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.
  • Fix Mulgoa Road –Widening Mulgoa Road to six lanes between Glenmore Parkway and Andrews Road will save time and reduce congestion on one of our busiest roads.

To maximise Western Sydney’s productivity and realise the region’s potential there needs to be more connection between the North and South West Growth Centres via road and passenger rail. The rail link would be much more to the people of Western Sydney than a connection to the new airport, it would increase productivity, reduce commuting times and create thousands of new jobs.

Nearly 50,000 cars use Mulgoa Road every day and this is predicted to double in the next 20 years. Widening Mulgoa Road to six lanes between Glenmore Parkway and Andrews Road will not only save time and reduce congestion but also drastically improve access to businesses.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like Penrith City need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The Shire of Wollondilly is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Build a rail line to link Western Sydney’s high growth arc, a desperately needed connection that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.
  • Fix Appin Road – Already a dangerous and congested road, Appin Road will need to cope with traffic from another 30,000 dwellings projected to be built in the area.

To maximise Western Sydney’s productivity and realise the region’s potential there needs to be more connection between the North and South West Growth Centres via road and passenger rail. The rail link would be much more to the people of Western Sydney than a connection to the new airport, it would increase productivity, reduce commuting times and create thousands of new jobs.

Transforming Appin Road into a multilane arterial road with 2 lanes in each direction (3 northbound lanes north of The Spring Farm Parkway) from the east of the Appin Village north to Kellerman Drive intersection will reduce the risk of more fatal crashes. In addition the Appin Village By-Pass is essential to prevent significant choke points being further exacerbated at the north and south entrances to the Appin Township.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the Shire of Wollondilly need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Five million Australians – and counting – live in fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. In just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

It is not only the residents of these areas who are impacted by poor access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities. These issues and the flow on effects impact the work, lifestyle, business operations of Australians across the country.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas need and deserve and important opportunities for economic growth are being missed.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Five million Australians – and counting – live in fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. In just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents of fast-growing areas in south-east Queensland are impacted by poor access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities. These issues have a flow on effect which impacts our work, lifestyle, businesses and communities.

Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs in south-east Queensland and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Playford is one of the fast-growing suburbs on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – already call areas like ours home, but in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in our areas lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to city centres. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means high fuel costs, stress and time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • A policy shift and a dedicated national infrastructure fund to address the infrastructure problems in our fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Finish the Gawler rail line project which is a prime example of a desperately needed infrastructure project that is shovel-ready, but waiting for Federal Government support.

We need the Federal government to fund the completion of the electrification of the Gawler rail line and possible extension to Tanunda and Nuriootpa. This would drastically improve the commute for thousands of residents who work or study in the city. It would also open up the northern suburbs, Gawler and Barossa as a more viable location for business, employment and education.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Playford need and deserve.

Continuing population growth is further compounding the problem. As the years roll on, the scale of the problem will become bigger: more congested roads, more pressure on scarce public transport and stretched health facilities.

My community has been denied long enough. A growing community should be a vibrant resource, but instead we are being held back. My intention is clear – my vote in the Federal election will be guided by a commitment to these vital projects.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Five million Australians – and counting – live in fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. In just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

It is not only the residents of these areas who are impacted by poor access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities. These issues and the flow on effects impact the work, lifestyle, business operations of Australians across the country.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas need and deserve and important opportunities for economic growth are being missed.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition

Cardinia Shire Council is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Finish Thompsons Road, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

The bottleneck at the Thompsons Road/Western Port Highway intersection causes major delays and is a cost to businesses, their employees and the community as a whole. The bottleneck would be fixed by grade separating the intersection and duplicating and extending Thompsons Road to Officer. The Victorian Government has already allocated funding to commence the duplication, but it cannot be finished without Federal Government funding.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like Cardinia Shire need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

 

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Casey is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Finish Thompsons Road, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

The bottleneck at the Thompsons Road/Western Port Highway intersection causes major delays and is a cost to businesses, their employees and the community as a whole. The bottleneck would be fixed by grade separating the intersection and extending Thompsons Road to Officer South. The Victorian Government has already allocated funding to duplicate between Dandenong-Frankston Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road, but the road extension cannot be finished without Federal Government funding.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Casey need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Fix O’Herns Road, Edgars Road, Epping Road and Bridge Inn Road, desperately needed projects that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

Building the Hume Freeway/O’Herns Road full diamond interchange will provide the opportunity to separate freight movements using the Cooper St interchange, from private commuter traffic using the O’Herns Rd interchange. This will mean safer and more efficient transport of people and freight through the area.

Building the Edgars Road extension will provide direct access between a 45,000 person residential area to Epping Central and the Cooper Street employment precinct where some 23,000 jobs will be created over time. The Victorian Labor Government has committed to contribute funds to the interchange, but dedicated funding from the Federal Government is missing.

Duplicating Epping Road and Bridge Inn Road will help ease the gridlock in one some of the fastest growing suburbs in Australia.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Whittlesea need and deserve. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Hume City Council is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the Hume City Council need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Melton is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Duplicate the Ballarat Rail Line to Melton, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

Improving the already overburdened service on the regional Ballarat Rail Line to Melton would open up many opportunities for business and employment growth as well as education and tourism. Communities all the way along the Ballarat line, from Deer Park to Ararat already face delays and overcrowding – and yet our populations are continuing to grow rapidly. We need dedicated funding for fast-growing outer suburbs like ours to fix these problems.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Melton need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Mitchell Shire is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Build the Wallan Hume Freeway Southern Ramps and Watson Street Upgrade, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

The Wallan Hume Highway Southern Ramps and Watson Street Upgrade are considered to be vital pieces of infrastructure to support the proposed growth of Wallan to a population of some 50,000 people within the next 20 to 30 years. They will also improve safety and support better access to an underused employment precinct, helping attract investment and create local jobs. The Victorian Government has included both projects in their plans for Melbourne’s growth, but they cannot go ahead quickly without Federal Government funding.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the Mitchell Shire need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is an issue that will strongly affect how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Located on the outskirts of Melbourne, Wyndham is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Australia. Five million Australians - and counting – call areas on the fringes of our capital cities home, and in just 15 years, the population of these areas combined will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and to access basic services. This means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow, and;
  • Fund our Future – Build roads to our jobs, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund;

    Laverton North and Werribee South are both in need of major road construction to cope with massive increases in industrial and tourism activity, as well as residential development. In Laverton North there are currently 10,000 jobs and there could be more – except development is hampered by poor road access. Similarly, the Werribee South tourism precinct where 1,000 people work is visited by more than 1 million people each year, yet there is sub-standard freeway access from Melbourne and no access at all for traffic to and from Geelong.

Successive Governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like Wyndham need and deserve. This issue will influence how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Five million Australians – and counting – live in fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. In just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

It is not only the residents of these areas who are impacted by poor access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities. These issues and the flow on effects impact the work, lifestyle, business operations of Australians across the country.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas need and deserve and important opportunities for economic growth are being missed.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Armadale is one of the fastest growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities enjoyed by those who live closer to the Perth CBD. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow.
  • Fund Our Future – Community Connect South: The Federal Government’s commitment of $116 million in 2015 for the duplication of Armadale Road only delivers part of the project. Until the Armadale Road Bridge (formerly referred to as North Lake Road Bridge) is built, the full benefit of the Federal Government’s Canning By-Election commitment will not be delivered. A dedicated national infrastructure fund would have delivered the project’s total funding requirement of $290 million, connecting the two growth areas on the outskirts of Perth; connecting people to jobs, reducing road congestion costs and increasing productivity and potential economic growth for the Cities Armadale and Cockburn.  

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like Armadale and Cockburn need and deserve. Our Councils have contributed their own funds and facilitated contributions from the private sector but we need the Federal Government to support Fund Our Future.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

 

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Cockburn is one of the fastest growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads and public transport facilities enjoyed by those who live closer to the Perth CBD. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Creating a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow.
  • Fund Our Future – Community Connect South: The Federal Government’s commitment of $116 million in 2015 for the duplication of Armadale Road only delivers part of the project. Until the whole of Armadale Road is improved, including building a new bridge over the Freeway, the full benefit of the Federal Government’s Canning By-Election commitment will not be delivered. A dedicated national infrastructure fund would have delivered the project’s total funding requirement of $290 million, connecting the two growth areas with the rest of the city; connecting people to jobs, reducing road congestion costs and increasing productivity and potential economic growth for the Cities of Armadale and Cockburn.  

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like Armadale and Cockburn need and deserve. Our Councils have contributed their own funds and facilitated contributions from the private sector but we need the Federal Government to support Fund Our Future.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

 

To

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Gosnells is one of the fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine home, and in just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in my area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities as those who live closer to the city. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to commit to:

  • Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow
  • Fund our Future – Extend our rail service, a desperately needed infrastructure project that could be delivered sooner if you create a dedicated national infrastructure fund.

Extending the Thornlie Rail line and building a railway station at Nicholson Road would ease public transport congestion in our suburbs and make taking the train to work or study a more viable alternative. Planning for this project is well underway, with preliminary railway alignments already known. The land and location for the station have been identified. Dedicated Federal Government funding is needed to make this project happen within a reasonable timescale.

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Gosnells need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This issue will influence how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

The City of Wanneroo is one of the fastest-growing communities in Australia and Western Australia. Five million Australians – and counting – call areas like mine- home - and in just 15 years - the population will have jumped by half again, to around 7.5 million people.

Residents in our area lack the same access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities that  those who live closer to the city are provided. Too often we are forced to drive for hours to get to work and basic services, which means more money spent on petrol, more stress, and more time away from family and friends.

I call on you to make the commitment to:

Create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow

Fund our Future – keep Wanneroo working and connect local people to local jobs.

In the City of Wanneroo, three out of four of us have to travel outside our local area to work, predominantly by car. That’s more than anywhere else in the Perth-Peel region, and means we spend too much time stuck in traffic and too much money on car running costs – simply  to get to work. Our transport infrastructure is already at breaking point -and with the population growing by 8,000 people each year - it’s getting worse every day.

A dedicated national infrastructure fund for fast-growing outer suburbs would support an integrated transport approach in the City of Wanneroo through:

  • Expanding the northern suburban rail from Butler to Yanchep
  • Extending the Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road, Alkimos.
  • Continuing the dualling of Wanneroo Road

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas like the City of Wanneroo need and deserve.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers, Shadow Ministers and my local Member of Parliament. This is the most important issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

TO

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Five million Australians – and counting – live in fast-growing communities on the outskirts of Australia’s capital cities. In just 15 years, the population will have jumped by half again to around 7.5 million people.

It is not only the residents of these areas who are impacted by poor access to quality roads, public transport and health facilities. These issues and the flow on effects impact the work, lifestyle, business operations of Australians across the country.

I call on you to commit to create a dedicated national infrastructure fund to fix the infrastructure problems of fast-growing outer suburbs and ‘future proof’ them as they continue to grow

Successive governments have failed to fund and build the infrastructure that fast-growing areas need and deserve and important opportunities for economic growth are being missed.

This email has been copied to relevant Federal Ministers and Shadow Ministers. This is the issue that will determine how I’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

Yours faithfully,

 

Fund our Future is a national campaign for an infrastructure fund to support the fast growing outer suburbs with roads, public transport and health facilities.

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