An important part of my job as your representative in the State Parliament is making sure I speak up on behalf of my constituents.
One of the ways I'm able to do that is by lodging written questions to Ministers about Government policy or local issues to ensure our area isn't given a raw deal.
This can be an effective way to keep the Government honest and to put them on notice that our community won't settle for unfair treatment, a reduction in services or broken promises.
Some examples of written questions I have lodged include:
- Heritage listing of Varroville
The Heritage Minister had 14 days to accept or reject the NSW Heritage Council's recommendation to list the curtilage around Varroville Homestead on the State Heritage Register. We are still waiting for a decision 10 months later. Why?
- A Service NSW Centre for our area
The Liberal Government is opening new Service NSW Centres but local residents still need to travel to Gregory Hills to access vital services. When will we be given the resources our community needs?
- Hurlstone Agricultural High School
I have asked numerous questions on the sale of invaluable land at Hurlstone to greedy developers. The loss of this green open space is unforgivable and I intend to keep the Government to account on this disgraceful decision.
- Health services
A meeting with a concerned parent prompted me to ask the Health Minister about the availability of CT scan services at Campbelltown and Liverpool hospitals on weekends. Residents in the south-west deserve proper access to the health services they need, when they need them.
- Police resources
Our community deserves to feel safe so that's why I asked the Police Minister about the future of Macquarie Fields Police Station and police numbers under plans to merge the Macquarie Fields Local Area Command with Campbelltown Local Area Command. I want the Government to guarantee police resources won't be downgraded as part of this merger.
Please click on this link to the Parliament House website for a list of all questions I have asked on behalf of my constituents since being elected in 2015.