Both Major Parties are full of it!
Well, the Penrith By-Election on May 12th is shaping up to be full of the same old major party spin!
Seriously, both parties are so far out of touch it’s almost laughable. No actually, it is laughable.
In fact today, whilst door knocking and speaking to residents, the overwhelming comment was, “They’re as bad as each other”. Most locals told me that, both parties are full of utterly self-assured cookie cutter personality types. Overwhelmingly, all those I spoke too are sick of both parties.
As I told them, “This is your chance to stop the Major Parties doing anymore damage to Penrith”.
Our future depends on you saying enough is enough. This is your real chance to change!
So, on May 12, vote for me. I will stand up for you, and not party politics.
Please don’t vote for the cookie cutter party followers, your vote does matter. We need to focus on local issues, not party political agendas of State and Federal Politicians.
It’s time! Put Penrith people first, not Party Politics.
Vote 1 – Sue Day
Save the Date! 12th May 2018 – Vote #1 Sue Day
This is the date when you can help reshape Penrith by sending a clear message to Council
We want to set new Priorities!
- Better Parking facilities now!
- Lower Rates
- Increase spending on local sporting facilities, parks and recreation areas.
We need to correct the current deficit in parking infrastructure!
We need to be able to meet the current needs as well as future needs.
We need to make better use of existing infrastructure, before we justify further expenditure or rate increases.
Help me make the people of Penrith the priority.
The Major Parties have had years to get it right, yet we have an absolute mess, we have the worst parking and congestion, They’ve inflicted special rate variation increases and have run down local sporting facilities.
All we ever hear from them are empty promises!
On the 12th May, hold them accountable for all the years of bad planning which has resulted in the current mess.
Seriously, we need a new focus, we have to reshape Council and make people the priority.
Remember on the 12th May send a clear message and Vote #1 Sue Day
Below are the questions I asked in my submission:
We need to know how will the community be able to measure if Council has increased the level of public participation?
Plus how will feedback be provided back to all participants in the following engagement areas:
Advocacy, planning and development?
City, Places and Projects?
Emergency Services, regulation and waste?
Public Spaces and Community Safety?
Seriously, How angry would you be living on Nepean Avenue right now?
Finding out, by chance, there was a proposal put forward two months earlier for your idyllic street to be changed forever, and without any consideration on how you would feel about it, or your voice being heard!
Issues like these are why I want to be elected, Council needs a real shake up. They are making decisions without real consideration of local residents.
Even worse, currently Council has two blokes feigning interest in local issues, personally and it’s my view only. I think one is anti-everything and we all know the other has jumped wards, it makes me question their true intentions. To me it’s quite obvious their only interest in this issue is getting in on any photo opportunity.
I also personally believe, residents deserve representatives that won’t ditch them when there are other things that interest them, (state and federal elections). For this reason, I believe these questions should be answered by Councillors Cornish and Girotto?
- Why didn’t they put the recommendation forward for a public meeting with residents of Nepean Avenue at the Council meeting 23rd May
- Since 23rd May, what have they been doing in regards to consulting with the Nepean Avenue residents about the proposal?
- What is their true interest in local issues, Why did they abandon the local area to fight the Federal election, you have to wonder though? did they by running against Fiona Scott end up playing a major part in the ousting of then federal member.
What’s the most important is finding a real solution in consultation with residents for this situation so, on September 10th you have a chance for REAL CHANGE and ACTION
VOTE #1 SUE DAY
What a great day I had out and about meeting people, a lot of lovely residents shared with me their concerns, which I must say were all centred around the direction Penrith was heading. They are not happy.
Now these people have lived in Penrith for a long time, it’s their home and they have no intention of leaving.
I must add that the areas where I visited are set with a stunning back drop, so I can understand why they want to age in place.
Their main gripe is that Council never listens.
They want Action and they want Change.
Remember this is your chance to get Action. Vote 1# Sue Day on 10th September
The most practical solutions that can be implemented very easily.. There needs to be commuter parking with a combination of the following options..
- Negotiating with private enterprise to provide a shuttle bus from both a North and South location costs to be fully covered by NSW Government.
- Providing extra bus services for existing and slightly altered routes fully funded by the State Government
Driveway Safety Are your kids at risk?
Shannon and Rebecca have two gorgeous children and, drive way safety is now at the forefront of their mind.
After hearing about an unfortunate accident where a fathers vehicle accidentally ran over his two year old son, Shannon admitted that this type of accident is a big fear for both of them.
We need the recommendations outlined in the recent Mckell Institute Two Birds One Stone report to be implemented and Penrith be the envy of all other Cities.
Unfortunately it appears all they can do, is sell the idea that they will do something eventually.
Fringe parking Stations – instead of Slashing Parking
If Penrith Council are serious about addressing commuter car parking issues our city, they need to be creative in their strategy.
Council cannot simplistically reduce the number of all day parking bays without giving the people another option.
The WSPTU is an apolitical, independent umbrella group made up from Western Sydney public transport consumers. It includes representatives of local groups and individuals working on public transport issues in Western Sydney.
At the February WSPTU Policy Forum we met with members of Ecotransit. They outlined their concerns about the current plan to make the North West Rail Link (NWRL) tunnels smaller than the ‘standard loading gauge’.