NSW Labor MPs have gathered in Charlestown today to demand Premier Gladys Berejiklian clean up the bus timetable chaos created by her privatisation obsessed Transport Minister.
The Berejiklian Government has been given multiple opportunities to prove whether the new Newcastle bus timetable can work. It has failed to do so and allowed for transport chaos to ensue.
The privatisation of Newcastle Buses has left commuters stranded, late for work and frustrated.
Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay has joined Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley, Member for Charlestown Jodie Harrison, Member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp and Member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery in Charlestown today to continue to put pressure on the Premier to fix the mess that Andrew Constance has allowed to occur.
All this week Hunter MPs have lambasted Mr Constance in NSW Parliament over his changed Newcastle bus timetable.
Mr Crakanthorp questioned the Minister about how the changes have severely impacted disability workers.
Astoundingly, Mr Constance said he was yet to see evidence of services being disrupted.
Ms Catley, Ms Hornery and Ms Harrison were highly critical of Mr Constance’s response and failure to fix the problems on the network.
This week Ms McKay moved to censure the embattled Transport Minister for his mismanagement of the state’s public transport systems following months of debacles under his watch.
NSW Labor MPs will host a Community Protest Meeting about the failures that have happened under Minister Constance’s watch on Monday 19th February at the Belmont 16 Footers.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay
“Andrew Constance has become an embarrassment to the state and now to the Premier; he has completely mismanaged his portfolio.
“People that rely on Newcastle Buses have been left stranded in this chaos and the Premier and Transport Minister have turned a blind eye.
“The Premier needs to step in immediately and fix this mess!”