Residents Left in Limbo Regarding Link Road Proposal

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said he was appalled by the government’s treatment of

residents whose homes may be impacted by the proposed Spring Farm Link Road.

Mr Warren wrote to the Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, late last

year regarding the proposed four routes of the road link between Appin Road and

Menangle Road.

Several residents raised concerns about the two most northern routes which appeared

to go through the southern boundaries of homes in Glen Alpine, Gilead and

Rosemeadow.

The residents pointed out the two most southern routes did not dissect existing

residential developments and therefore for were much suitable options.

Mr Warren didn’t receive a reply from the Minister, instead it was left to the

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, Elini Petinos MP, to respond.

Ms Petinos’ reply did not address Mr Warren’s concerns that the human cost, not just

the cost of the project, be considered when making a decision on the final route.

“As I said in my letter to the Minister for Transport and Roads, the two most southern

routes may be longer and potentially more expensive, but they would have far less

impact on residents in existing residential areas,” he said.

“This government only sees dollar signs, not people.

“The human cost, not just the cost to build the actual road, must be considered by this

government when making a decision on the final route.

“For 10 years this government has treated the people of Campbelltown and the wider

Macarthur region with utter disdain – that must change.

“Instead of fobbing off the responsibility of a response to a colleague, the Minister

should get in his car, head out to Campbelltown, and speak directly to residents about

their very legitimate concerns.

“These aren’t just people’s houses, they are their homes.”

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