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Where is our lift, Premier?

October 28, 2019

The Liberal Government continues to ignore the urgent need for a lift at Macquarie Fields Station.

Not a single cent was spent on upgrading Macquarie Fields Station under this Liberal Government between 1 July 2018 and 30 July 2019.

The Liberal Government’s contempt for our local area is appalling.

There are 70 steps at Macquarie Fields Station. The station is on the Airport line. People with disabilities or mobility issues, parents with prams, people with luggage and the elderly are forced to climb the steps or use another station. It is simply not good enough.

To make matters worse, this Liberal Government’s shameless bias of station upgrades is grossly unfair and defies their own merit-based assessment. An accessibility upgrade at Como Station (in a Liberal seat) is underway after it was ranked 35 in terms of need – ahead of Macquarie Fields Station (ranked 34). 

Yet patronage at Como Station is 8,160 passengers per week, compared to 10,598 passengers per week at Macquarie Fields Station. 

And despite these facts the Liberal Government still ignores our needs. 

Como gets a lift and we don’t, Premier? Where’s our fair share?

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