Nats ‘must honour road pledge’

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Returned Member for Richmond Justine Elliot has called on National Party MPs to honour their $3.3 million election promise to resurface Kennedy Drive in Tweed Heads.

Failed National Party candidate Matthew Fraser made a big play during the election campaign that if the coalition were elected to government it would provide $3.3 million for one of the busiest roads in Tweed Heads that is constantly under repair.

‘Today I call upon National Party senator Fiona Nash and Tweed National Party MP Geoff Provest to confirm that this funding will be delivered to Tweed Shire Council so that the resurfacing of Kennedy Drive can start,’ Mrs Elliot said.

She said the commitment was made in writing, in a letter to residents, with Mr Fraser saying he was ‘so pleased to be joined’ by Senator Nash in making the announcement.

Mrs Elliot said that in a related media release Senator Nash promised that ‘the funding would be provided as part of the coalition’s first budget if elected to government’.

‘In the past we’ve seen so many broken promises by the National Party in relation to Kennedy Drive,’ Mrs Elliot said.

‘I’ll keep holding the National Party to account and standing up for locals on the issues that are important to us.’

Echonetdaily has sought comment from both Senator Nash and Mr Provest.

3 responses to “Nats ‘must honour road pledge’”

  1. Peggy Balfour says:

    Justine Elliot ( ALP) saying how she is going to hold the new coalition government to their promise to provide funding for up-grading roads in our electorate.( Richmond ) is a joke..

    Her party has been in government for the past 6 years while the roads have been deteriorating, She now expects funding from the Libs/Nats to fix them?


    We are still awaiting the $150 million promised by Martin Ferguson, Jenny Macklin and herself to re-open our Casino-Murwillumbah railway line.

  2. Vera Bourne says:

    The NSW Government closed the CAsino to Murwillumbah rail-line
    Yet they can promise billions for new train lines within the Sydney metropolitan region.

    Outside Sydney, Newcastle and Woollongong there is no interest by state government in transport.

  3. R. Dowell says:

    Hey Peggy, The Nats promised the money. Surely this is not going back to the “Bad Old Days of Howard” when he differentiated between CORE PROMISES.

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