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Labor's Westbury Hand-wringing as they Back Major Projects Laws


Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Friday, 12 June 2020

Tags: Westbury, Major Projects, Planning, Community

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokesperson

Labor's hand-wringing to the Westbury community is meaningless while they back in the Liberals' major projects legislation. It is the biggest legislative threat the town will face in their fight against the prison. 

Labor Leader and local member, Rebecca White, committed her party to supporting the proposed Major Projects Bill. It is slap in the face to the people in Westbury who believed the Labor Party would stand up for them.

In attaching themselves to the Liberals' Major Projects Bill, Labor have backflipped on their election policy, which pledged support for third party rights of appeal and rejected ministerial call-in powers. Should these laws pass, the Westbury community will likely be one of the first to feel their power.

If Labor truly stand with Westbury residents, and communities around the state who deserve a say, they will retract their support for the Major Projects Bill.