Liberal Candidate for Penrith Stuart Ayres today took NSW Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell to the Ross Street-Great Western Highway intersection at Glenbrook to fight for traffic lights to improve safety.
Mr Ayres arranged for Mr O’Farrell to meet with the Glenbrook & Brooklands Chamber of Commerce and local residents who argued the need for traffic lights as part of the safety improvements at the Ross Street-Great Western Highway intersection.
“Improving road and pedestrian safety in Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains is imperative,” Mr Ayres said.
“That’s why I’m joining with the community in fighting for traffic lights at this dangerous Glenbrook intersection,” he said.
Mr O’Farrell said Stuart brought me out here to see this intersection firsthand and he understands the community’s concern about the intersection.
“Local residents have explained they’ve been fighting for traffic lights at the Ross Street-Great Western Highway intersection for six years, but every time they got close to a resolution the State Labor Government changed the Roads Minister,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“Again we have a case of Labor’s instability and incompetence costing a community.
“For too long Labor has let down Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains residents,” Mr O’Farrell said.
Mr Ayres said he would fight for traffic lights at the Ross Street-Great Western Highway intersection to be prioritised by Infrastructure NSW.
“Labor should install traffic lights at this dangerous intersection immediately,” Mr Ayres said.
“But if Labor fails to deliver, and I am the Member for Penrith in a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, I will be banging on the door of Barry O’Farrell and the Roads Minister, arguing for traffic lights at this dangerous intersection to be a priority,” Mr Ayres said.