Industry think tank Infrastructure Partnerships Australia has credited the NSW Government’s re-election in part to its investment in transport, health and education infrastructure.
The organisation’s Chief Executive, Adrian Dwyer, said that infrastructure was one of the deciding issues this election and the Coalition Government’s ambitious infrastructure agenda resonated with voters.
“As happened in Victoria, the electorate have backed in an infrastructure program that is set to transform the state,” Mr Dwyer said.
“This election result should be a signal to both major parties at the Federal level that a focus on infrastructure is a successful strategy.”
Mr Dwyer said he believed the Government won over voters by laying out a bold agenda for infrastructure across roads, rail, health, and education.
“These funding commitments have been made possible because the Berejiklian and past Coalition Governments have done the hard reform work to repair the budget through asset recycling and prudent fiscal management,” he said.
Mr Dwyer cited the Western Harbour Tunnel, Beaches Link and the F6 Corridor among a range of critical investments proceeding under the re-elected government.
Mr Dwyer congratulated NSW Premier Gladys Berijiklian on her election win.
“The Berejiklian Government has been a great friend of the infrastructure sector,” he said. “We also congratulate Michael Daley and his Labor team for running a hard-fought election campaign.”
Mr Dwyer said that Infrastructure Partnerships Australia looked forward to continuing its productive relationship.