CBD to South East Light Rail: Returned Liberal MP called upon by Green Councillor to demonstrate how he will honour pre-election promise to support Council rescue bid for High Cross Park – 30th March 2015

Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith has been called upon to tell Councillors how he will honour his “unequivocal” pre-election commitment to support Randwick Council’s High Cross Park rescue bid.

Before polling day the Council wrote to all Coogee candidates requesting support for its plan to persuade TfNSW to move the contentious light rail interchange from the park to nearby High Street. Notley-Smith, along with Greens candidate Councillor Lindsay Shurey, gave unequivocal support while Labor candidate Paul Pearce did not.

The three candidate’s positions were distributed widely within the seat of Coogee by email and twitter. Greens Councillor Murray Matson states that Notley-Smith’s slender lead in Coogee would have been bolstered by his positive response and the Labor candidate’s negative response to the Council request.

He said,

“I congratulate Bruce in what at the moment seems to be his successful retaining of Coogee. But he now needs to start showing what he is going to do to support his local Council to in our bid to save High Cross Park from the light rail interchange as residents clearly want him to do.”

The Council rescue bid was initiated via a motion put by Councillor Shurey.

 

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