Excitement about the National Nightmare Commute Day is building, with coverage in mainstream media and in the wider community.
Already community members are starting to post selfies in support of the National Nightmare Commute Day next Tuesday. Follow the developments through @FundourFutureAU on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtags #nightmarecommute or #FundourFutureAU
One project being highlighted by the Fund our Future campaign has received national attention, with a live broadcast about the area.
The ABC’s AM team broadcast live from Adelaide’s North about the marginal electorate of Wakefield. Mayor Glenn Docherty was interviewed and highlighted the need for the electrification of the Gawler rail line.
Other major coverage included interviews about the National Nightmare Commute Day on 3AW Breakfast and 6PR.
The West Australian also ran a preview of Tuesday’s event
The event has also been given plenty of coverage in local newspapers, including this story in the Penrith City Gazette
Since the campaign launched, there have been around 147 stories about the Fund our Future campaign. There have been around 120 stories in the local media, 22 state-wide stories and five national stories.
As part of the campaign, we are highlighting the sort of projects that could be supported through a dedicated fund. We welcome any commitments to these – and will be keeping track of them – but maintain that a piecemeal approach is inadequate and communities are demanding a long-term approach, that is a dedicated fund.
The ALP has backed three of the projects our campaign has highlighted. They are: