On Thursday, Anne Stanley was officially declared the federal member for Werriwa for a second term.
A day later Ms Stanley was out and about in her electorate picking up rubbish on World Environment Day as part of a council clean up Liverpool day.
“It was great joining more than 200 council staff across 13 sites in the Liverpool area for this wonderful initiative,’’ Ms Stanley said.
“As a community we need to be more mindful about our waste footprint, particularity plastics, and the impact they have on the environment.
“Thoughtfully disposing of things like plastic straws and bottle tops will assist the environment and not put wildlife in danger.’’
When parliament resumes early next month and Ms Stanley heads back to Canberra after winning three more years in Werriwa, it will be as deputy opposition whip.
“I am very honoured to have been entrusted by my colleagues to serve as deputy opposition whip,’’ Ms Stanley said after the declaration of the May 18 poll.
“I am very humbled to have been elected to serve again and will continue to advocate strongly for our community,’’ she said.
Ms Stanley, who nominated cost of living, employment and improved transport and commuting as her top priorities in the new parliament, called on the Federal Government to do more in addressing infrastructure, health and environmental concerns in Werriwa.
“Infrastructure Australia has identified the extension of Cambridge Avenue and a fuel line to Western Sydney Airport as priority projects,’’ the Werriwa MP said.
“These vital projects will not only ease congestion and get diesel trucks off our local roads, they will have immeasurable health and environmental benefits.’’
After helping to clean up Liverpool, Ms Stanley said air pollution was an area of particular concern in her electorate.
“Werriwa has one of the highest rates of small particle air pollution in the State,’’ she said.
“With the Moorebank Intermodal on the way and Western Sydney Airport set to open with no fuel line, the number of diesel trucks on our roads will dramatically increase.’’