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Pressure on Angus Taylor over commuter parking promise

As part of the election campaign earlier this year, Liberal MP Angus Taylor announced a commitment to spend $30 million constructing 1,000 new car parking spaces at Campbelltown and Macarthur train stations.

Indeed he brought out Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Campbelltown for the announcement.

Now Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has reminded Mr Taylor, now also the energy minister in the Morrison Government, of his promise leading into the poll on May 18.

He said Mr Taylor needed to fulfil his promise and ensure extra commuter car parking at Campbelltown and Macarthur stations was forthcoming.

“Mr Taylor failed to provide two major details when he made the announcement in April – when and where the new spaces would actually be constructed,’’ Mr Warren said.

Angus Taylor with Prime Minister Scott Morrison promising to build 1,000 commuters car parking spaces at Macarthur and Campbelltown stations.

“It has been six months since Mr Taylor’s announcement and it’s time the MP revealed those two very important details.’’

Mr Warren said Mr Taylor’s commitment came more than four years after Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s broken promise in her capacity as transport minister to build an extra 450 spaces at Campbelltown train station.

“When it comes to commuter car parking in Campbelltown, the Liberals and Nationals clearly cannot be trusted,’’ he said.

“This is not a new crisis – it is a long standing issue that both the federal and state governments have ignored and neglected.

 “Mr Taylor has had six months to provide details regarding his promise but he has failed to do so.’’

The South West Voice approached Mr Taylor’s office for a response.

Mr Taylor told us that he has already met with cities, urban infrastructure and population minister Alan Tudge over the Campbelltown and Macarthur stations commitment.

 “I’ve met with minister Tudge and we are now working with the local council on delivering this important election commitment to the local community,’’ Mr Taylor said.

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