The news that no Liberal candidates will be contesting the Local Government election is a slap in the face to the community and a sign that the Party has deserted the people of Penrith, Councillor John Thain has said.
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“The Liberal Party’s decision not to endorse candidates in the September 8 poll is an insult to the community,” Councillor Thain said.

“While a number of independents might claim to be Liberals, the truth is plain – the Liberals have turned their back on Penrith.

“With different Liberals running against each other, their behaviour looks more like something out of a bad reality show than the running of our City.”

Councillor Thain said the current dysfunction in the Liberal Party comes at a time when their plans to overdevelop our suburbs and rip planning powers away from local communities have been revealed.

“The O’Farrell Government’s plans to dump 34,000 extra houses in our area without supporting infrastructure will put incredible pressure on local roads, hospitals and public transport systems.

“Now they’re ripping away Council’s ability to make decisions on developments in our area – and giving it to themselves,” Councillor Thain said.

“The Liberal Party are more interested in fighting each other than fighting for our community.

“The people of Penrith deserve better – a Council that works together, not fights among itself.”


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