On my visit to the Central Coast today I am releasing One Nation’s policy for the region.
Too often the Central Coast has been ignored in NSW politics, resulting in over-population and congestion and a lack of jobs and infrastructure. Labor and Liberal have treated the Central Coast as a dormitory area for Sydney, when good public policy should be developing the region as a self-sufficient economy and community.
If elected to the NSW Parliament on 23 March, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will fight to implement a 6-point Central Coast Plan:
A regional population freeze, recognising that past infrastructure and job provision has been inadequate. The Central Coast cannot cope with its projected 80,000 population increase. One Nation’s plan for huge cuts to immigration numbers will take much of the population pressure off the Central Coast. Growth should not recommence in the region until the jobs and services deficit has been cleared. New planning controls are needed to avoid further over-development and congestion.
Support for major job creating projects, such as the Warnervale Airport expansion and the Wallarah 2 Coal Mine. These projects will create over 500 jobs, essential for lowering unemployment and cutting commuter travelling times on the Central Coast. They should not be delayed by phony Green-Left ideology and propaganda.
The construction of an extra 3,000 railway station car parking spaces in the region over the next two years, funded from One Nation’s $200 million Commuter Car Parking Fund. Priority should be given to overcoming the parking crisis at Gosford, Woy Woy and Tuggerah stations.
Lowering household electricity prices by $85pa by abolishing the NSW Electricity Tax and Climate Change Fund. One Nation will increase electricity supply and improve energy security by diversifying the State’s energy sources. This is an important boost for manufacturing and small businesses on the Central Coast.
Improve Central Coast schools by getting the NSW education system back to basics. The State’s schools are going backwards, denying students from this region a fair chance and equal opportunities in life (One Nation’s detailed statements on schools reform can be found at onenation.org.au).
Improve law-and-order on the Central Coast by freeing up police resources from so-called ‘quota policing’ to concentrate on frontline responses to actual crime and the arrest of criminals. Quota policing is resented by officers as a waste of resources, forcing them to notch up ‘appearance’ numbers that have nothing to do with crime responsiveness or crime prevention. NSW One Nation will also toughen parole laws so that anyone breaching parole automatically goes back into custody (removing discretion from Parole Board softies).