Ayres Works On Ten Big Ideas For Penrith

Monday, 07 June 2010

Liberal Candidate for Penrith Stuart Ayres is looking forward to working with the NSW Shadow Cabinet in developing a response to the Penrith Business Community's '10 Big Ideas to Grow Penrith'.

"The 10 big ideas are very innovative and the Penrith Business Community should be congratulated for putting forward such an exciting vision for Penrith's future," Mr Ayres said.

"I was pleased NSW Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Western Sydney Barry O'Farrell, NSW Nationals Leader and Shadow Minister for Roads and State Development Andrew Stoner, Shadow Treasurer Mike Baird and Shadow Minister for Financial Management and Housing Strategy Greg Pearce, joined with me in meeting the Penrith Business Community and discuss their '10 Big Ideas to Grow Penrith'."

"In contrast, it was disappointing Premier Kristina Keneally and her Labor Cabinet did not accept the Penrith Business Community's invitation to discuss the plans."

"Like the Penrith Business Community, I want to see more local jobs, better public transport and improved road infrastructure for our community."

"Local jobs means more opportunities for people and the choice of working in the community rather than commuting to the city."

"Delivering local jobs is the best way we can address the traffic congestion on the M4 and overcrowding on trains, whilst achieving a better quality of life as people spend less time commuting and more time with their families."

"I'm committed to working with the Penrith Business Community and my Liberals & Nationals Parliamentary colleagues as we develop plans to fix Penrith after 15 years of Labor neglect," Mr Ayres said.