My constituency question is for the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, and I ask: when will the minister offer precise, substantive and helpful responses to the now 32 questions I have conveyed to her on behalf of residents regarding the impact of the Suburban Rail Loop on our community?
On Monday, 16 November, following the government’s announcement that the Suburban Rail Loop will commence from the Sir William Fry Reserve in my electorate, I asked the minister questions such as, ‘How much open space of Sir William Fry Reserve will be impacted by the construction of the Suburban Rail Loop?’ and ‘During the construction of the Suburban Rail Loop will access to open spaces at Sir William Fry Reserve be restricted?
If so, by how much and for how long?’.
In customary but no less disappointing form the minister’s responses to residents’ questions about this project so far have been politicised and unhelpful.
I plead with the minister to set politics aside and provide helpful and constructive answers to the questions of my community to show my community the respect that they deserve.