Labor to deliver justice for light rail victims

Michael Daley and Labor will set aside $100 million to make sure the affected residents and businesses devastated by Premier Berejiklian’s botched Sydney Light Rail project will be properly compensated so they can repair the damage done to their lives and livelihoods by Premier Berejiklian’s pet project.

Labor’s plan will provide additional resources for residents and businesses who are affected so they can get back on their feet and restore some order to their lives wrecked by this project which has dragged on for years.

A Daley Labor Government will also ask the independent NSW Ombudsman to examine complaints made in the past to determine whether Transport for NSW dealt with complainants fairly and in good faith.

Residents and businesses affected by these disastrous project have suffered;

  • Property damage
  • Excessive dust & debris
  • Construction at all hours
  • Excessive noise at all hours
  • Excessive light
  • Loss of access to homes and businesses
  • Loss of foot traffic and trade
  • Destruction of heritage and loss of public space
  • Reduced accessibility to homes and businesses.

NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley said, “Residents and businesses affected by this botched project have been waiting for years for a Government that treats them with the respect they deserve.

“Premier Berejiklian and Minister Constance haven’t listened to the people affected by this project, residents and businesses feel completely ignored by the Government.

“This is long overdue for the residents and businesses across Sydney who have been hurt by these projects. A Labor Government will see justice done.”

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