Westbury residents deceived again

Tasmanian Labor
  • Peter Gutwein
    and Elise Archer fail Westbury community
  • Delays and
    mismanagement hurting local people
  • The
    Liberal Government’s plans to build a maximum security prison in the historic
    village of Westbury have been plunged further into chaos today.

    Elise
    Archer promised the people of the Meander Valley that the Interim Social
    Economic Report would be available by the end of February but confirmed on ABC
    radio this morning that the report would be delayed until April.

    Labor
    Member for Lyons Jen Butler said this was another example of the mismanagement
    of this project by the Liberals.

    “We
    have heard the Westbury community loud and clear – they do not want a maximum
    security prison built in their backyard,” Ms Butler said.

    “The
    consultation being undertaken by the Government is overdue, insufficient and
    now we know it’s delayed.

    “It
    is time for the Government to admit they have botched this process and go back
    to the drawing board.

    “Labor
    supports the development of a northern prison but we are seriously concerned
    that the Government have shown a complete inability to manage even the initial
    stages of this important project.”

    Jen Butler MP – Labor Member for Lyons

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