Upper Hunter leaders and residents will be disappointed by the Berejiklian Government’s failure to fulfil its pre-election promises to fund the Muswellbrook and Singleton bypasses.
On February 21 – in the middle of the NSW election campaign – Deputy Premier John Barilaro came to Muswellbrook, stood up next to Michael Johnsen and pledged $266 million to build the Muswellbrook bypass.
In yesterday’s NSW Budget we received no construction funding. The project is now on the never-never. It’s a clear broken promise.
The Singleton bypass was also ignored.
All those who suffer the traffic jam through Singleton each day will be disappointed.
During the Federal election Anthony Albanese committed to fast tracking the Singleton bypass by pledging a Labor Government in Canberra would invest $250 million.
Michael Johnsen’s response was to criticise the announcement. We are still waiting.