The Liberal Government’s cruel plan to demolish homes to add a fifth lane to the Southern Outlet cannot continue.
Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad said a community meeting scheduled for today had been cancelled after the Government failed to provide an update on when the public consultation period would close.
“Residents at risk of losing their homes have been left in limbo with the Government failing to provide crucial updates to the community,” Ms Haddad said.
“The Government announced its intention to add a fifth lane to the outlet in 2018 with no details or community consultation. Then in a rushed attempt to win votes this election, they renounced it, putting 18 or more homes in an historic Hobart suburb at risk.
“How can the Government put these residents in such a precarious position for so long? It not only shows incompetence but a lack of empathy.
“An extra lane on the outlet would only result in commuters arriving at the city bottleneck sooner and the community can see right through this cruel, quick fix plan.”
Ms Haddad said all sitting members for Clark had been invited to the now cancelled meeting.
“The meeting was cancelled because the Government failed to update the community and residents have been left out to dry for well over a month.
“Residents cannot be left scratching their heads any longer, the Government must make it a priority to talk with the community about this project.
“Maybe they could add this crucial community consultation to their 100-day plan.”
Ella Haddad MP
Labor Member for Clark