A healthy local economy and spending ratepayer’s money wisely are the cornerstone’s of The Liberal Party team policy for the City of Ryde election.
The Liberals are running a new look ticket, headed in West Ward by local finance professional Trenton Brown with Jordan Lane from the State’s Finance Ministry alongside long serving Clr Sarkis Yedelian OAM also heading the Liberal ticket.
In East Ward, Jordan Lane and running mate Brigid Meney discussed the ongoing waste and mismanagement that has plagued Ryde for many years.
“We need to establish an expenditure review committee, designed specifically to identify opportunities where Council can achieve better value for money when engaging contracts, setting up new initiatives or delivering programs.
Every dollar Council has it holds on trust for the ratepayer, and we must make it easier for local businesses to thrive.”
In a previous edition of The Weekly Times, Jordan has stressed the importance of getting Ryde to work more effectively and now Brown has stressed the importance of resident’s travelling to work more effectively.
“The Eastwood Town Centre and plaza is often congested due to commuters fighting it out for parking spaces,” he said.
“The Liberals, working in conjunction with the NSW Government, plan to dramatically expand the number of car spaces in Eastwood.
“The alternative policy from the Labor Party is to close the Glen Street Carpark.”
The Labor Party denies this claim.
In Central Ward, Sarkis Yedelian, who is already on Council and his running mate Chris Moujalli emphasised the importance of all Councillor’s working together in the interests of the community, rather than for political point scoring purposes.
“Residents in areas like Meadowbank are concerned about issues such as traffic caused by the ongoing developments in the area.
“They are demanding more open space and better utilisation of existing resources, particularly upgrades to local sporting facilities that have been neglected for far too long.”
The Ryde Liberals oppose council amalgamations, which were recently called off by Premier Gladys Berejiklian but still remain a hot topic in Liberal circles.
“There is now certainty around amalgamations, and as a Liberal team we support the Premier’s decision and will continue to oppose any attempts to amalgamate our community,” the Ryde Liberal team said.