The Lord Mayor spent most of February’s Council meeting taking unwarranted pot-shots at a state government which has an admirable track record in delivering world-class projects for the City of Sydney such as the new International Convention Centre and the vibrant new CBD precinct of Barangaroo.
The reality is over 16 years the former Labor Government announced and then cancelled 12 rail lines and managed to deliver only half of one. That government also wasted nearly $500 million scrapping Metro projects and spent $100 million on a failed T-card.
In contrast the Berejiklian Government is delivering a $20 billion Sydney Metro network with 31 new stations and trains running every four minutes. The first part of the new network will open in May 2019 at least $500 million under budget. The government has also delivered over 34,000 new weekly train, bus, ferry and light rail services, all accessible with the Opal Card.