NSW Labor has cut more than $2 billion from Western Sydney’s WestInvest fund, impacting community projects announced by the Perrottet Liberal Government, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has revealed.

“Labor have again demonstrated they have no long-term plan for Camden, and no long-term plan for New South Wales,” Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves said.

“Chris Minns needs to explain to the people of Camden why they are scrapping the Perrottet Government’s investment of $203 million to deliver a once in a generation transformation of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan to create a new lakes picnic precinct, build biodome greenhouses and establish one of the world’s leading and most sustainable scientific gardens.”

Camden will lose under Labor with the following funding and projects at risk:

  • $7.7 million for Camden Civic Centre Renewal and Upgrade
  • $9.7 million for Elyard Reserve (Narellan Urban Forest)
  • $993,430 for Ultimate Nature Challenge – Wild and Free
  • $23.1 million for Camden Town Centre Enhancements – John Street Public Domain Upgrade and Activation
  • $21.3 million for Scalabrini East – Pat Kontista Active Open Space and Community Facilities
  • $24.7 million for Scalabrini North – Leppington Town Centre Open Space and Riparian Corridor
  • $4 million for Camden Community Nursery
  • $14.9 million for Liz Kernohan Drive Intersection Upgrade with Camden Valley Way and Kirkham Lane
  • $1.5 million for Camden Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan
  • $11.7 million for Amity college New Primary School – Stage 2 Construction of Leppington Campus

According to the PBO, in addition to Camden, Labor is also cutting WestInvest projects in Parramatta, Riverstone, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith, The Hills, Strathfield and Wollondilly.