Greens Councillor Murray Matson is calling on re-elected Kingsford Smith MP Matt Thistlethwaite to use his clout in a hung parliament to keep WestConnex cars out of Kensington and Kingsford.
Councillor Matson has fought to make the planned motorway project’s impact on the local suburbs an election issue and raised it at the Southern Courier’s meet the candidate’s forum.
He now says after the election,
“Matt Thistlethwaite won the election claiming he would be there for his local community. Now he needs to deliver by moving decisively to block federal funding for the WestConnex.
He needs to be pushing Bill Shorten for a commitment that any minority Labor government will stop the project. Matt Thistlethwaite will probably never have as much power and influence in Federal decision making as he does right now.”