Infrastructure North West Sydney

Wednesday, 08 March 2023

Mr HAWKE (Mitchell) (13:55): On 2 March 2023 the sod was turned on the construction of the New South Wales government's Rouse Hill Hospital public project just outside my electorate in Mitchell. The clinical plan for this public health facility, which is expected to be completed in 2024, includes urgent emergency care, a day surgery unit, adult and paediatric short stays, ambulatory and outpatient care, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation, lifestyle medicine services, and a multistorey car park. This comes on top of the New South Wales Liberals and Nationals announcing an extension of the metro line from Rouse Hill in my electorate through to St Mary's—the missing link, which will now be funded with a study to commence that project. Eventually, it will go to the Western Sydney Airport—the second airport funded by the last federal coalition government.

Government members interjecting—

Mr HAWKE: I note some of the objections from members opposite. We still have members in the federal parliamentary Labor Party opposing Sydney's second airport. The members for Chifley, Macarthur and Macquarie still oppose the construction of Sydney's second airport, even though it is driving metro infrastructure, better roads and 10,000 jobs. I ask those Labor members to listen to their leader, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and support Sydney's second airport and the infrastructure that the Liberal and Nationals government of New South Wales are providing for the future of Sydney and the people of New South Wales.