Playing Politics With Portolesi’s Paradise

Playing Politics With Portolesi’s Paradise

South Australia Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond

Labor Must Stop Playing Politics With Commuters

Victor P Taffa

Labor must stop playing politics with commuters by stalling the upgrade of the Park n’ Ride facilities at Paradise Interchange.

Paradise Interchange, in the marginal Labor seat of Hartley, is one of the busiest stops along the O-Bahn with commuters unable to get a car park after 8 am.

Car parking was recently increased at Tea Tree Gully and Klemzig but Labor ignored the increasing demand for car parks at Paradise Interchange.

Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond said Labor should put the needs of South Australian commuters before its own political motivations.

“I am calling on Labor to increase the Park’n Ride facilities at the Paradise Interchange to meet the needs of commuters.” Ms. Redmond said.

“I would hate to think that Labor was delaying an obvious announcement in a marginal seat to use as political capital closer to the election.”

“A big-spend announcement during the campaign does not alleviate the needs of locals now.” Ms. Redmond said.

“Many residents are opting to drive to work instead of using public transport because they cannot get a car park.”

“This Labor Government should be encouraging South Australians to use public transport not making it more difficult for them.”

“An upgrade of Paradise Interchange’s car parking facilities is a necessity.”

“If the local MP Grace Portolesi was listening to her community she would know that and she would be standing with the Liberals calling on her Labor Government to act.” Ms. Redmond said.