Paid-for parking at Campbelltown Hospital, inadequate funding for allied health workers and Appin Road featured prominently in Campbelltown MP Greg Warren’s address to the Parliament of NSW today, to again highlight issues that have been seriously neglected in his electorate.

Mr Warren has urged the government – for the first time since 2011 – to invest adequately in health, education, roads and public transport in Campbelltown.

“I was proud to work with our community to secure $632 million for the upgrade of Campbelltown Hospital,” Mr Warren said in Parliament.

“But the reality is we don’t have the adequate funding in place for our allied health workers, nurses, clinicians, doctors, physicians and everyone else.

“I must draw the house’s attention to the fury over the government building a car park [at Campbelltown Hospital] and making people pay for it.

“It would be remiss of me not to highlight…the urgent requirement for the upgrade of the Appin Road.

“We also need a broader more holistic view on education funding in Campbelltown and across the state.

“Particularly in my electorate and the Macarthur region as we grow, we do need to see those new schools, and we need to see the schools that we’ve got upgraded.”

Mr Warren also acknowledged the disparity in treatment between the west and rest during the height of the pandemic.

“There is still much fury and anger right across West and South West,” he said.