Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP is so embarrassed by his Government’s decision on the new intercity fleet that he can’t bring himself to say they will be built overseas instead of in the Illawarra.
Mr Ward has issued a press release this afternoon welcoming the new trains but not a single word of it indicates that he has failed to deliver the construction contract to the Illawarra or that 600 local job opportunities have been lost.
Mr Ward told the Illawarra Mercury on 4 March 2016 he was:
“doing everything I can” to bring the company and operation to the region.”
Mr Ward has failed the Illawarra yet again.
18 August 2016