Friday 23 August 2019
Local businesses at risk as Labor delivers cheapest option
Today’s announcement by the Labor Government to replace the level crossing at Clyde Road with the cheapest option places essential health services and businesses at risk.
“As a community, we support the removal of the Clyde Road level crossing. However, Labor has failed to deliver this project in last 16 of 20 years they have been in Government, forcing residents to wait. After all these years they now want to short change Berwick with the cheapest option.” Brad Battin, State Liberal MP said
Brad Battin MP has been working with businesses in Enterprise Ave and on Clyde Road over the past few months calling on the Government to directly consult, not dictate the negative impacts, of their project.
“The Andrews’ Labor Government have failed to consult with the essential health services, the animal hospital and other Clyde Road businesses on how the project will impact them and their staff.”
“Labor has chosen the cheapest option for Berwick cancelling out a future upgrade of Berwick Station, a station the community has well outgrown, and the only new carparks to be constructed will be funded by Federal Liberal MP Jason Wood.”
“Again we see the results of Daniel Andrews and Labor’s mishandling of the state budget has cost locals the chance for a project for the future and instead the Government will only get half the job done.”
Businesses on Clyde Rd will be forced to shut their doors impacting on staff and customers as they will need to drive through residential streets to access local health services and the animal hospital.
“Growth Corridors like Casey and Cardinia contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in stamp duty to the state, yet Daniel Andrews decides to give them the cheapest option for infrastructure.”
“Daniel Andrews and Labor can’t manage money, and due to their incompetence good businesses will close, and our community will miss out on important infrastructure upgrades.”