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     9   Traffic congestion and transport infrastructure

Mr Falinski, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises the Government’s commitment to reducing traffic congestion through:

(a)        a $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund, removing traffic pinch points;

(b)        better public transport, improving access and liveability in our cities; and

(c)        the dedicated Commuter Car Park Fund aimed at improving access to public transport and taking tens of thousands of cars off our roads;

(2)        urges the New South Wales Government to commit to further congestion busting infrastructure on the Northern Beaches including:

(a)        commencing construction on the Beaches Link Tunnel towards which the Commonwealth Government has already provided $50 million;

(b)        investigating the feasibility of a light rail link connecting the Northern Beaches to Chatswood and the city; and

(c)        improving the public transport bus system, including extending the B-Line to Newport; and

(3)        acknowledges the benefits of local communities having better roads and reliable transport infrastructure as including:

(a)        less cars on the road and therefore less carbon emissions; and

(b)        faster travel time, allowing the Australian people to spend more time with their families than stuck in traffic.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.