The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully has made a disappointing display of evasion through Parliament when he provided answers to the questions put to him on notice by the Member for Badgerys Creek, Tanya Davies MP regarding the promise Labor made prior to the election about finalising the Luddenham Village Plan.

Despite a clear promise to our community during the recent state election that the Luddenham Village Plan would be finalised quickly under a Labor Government, the promise remains unfulfilled.

“On 21 June 2023, I submitted questions to the Minister asking for an update to be provided on Labor’s election promise to finalise the Luddenham Village Plan if elected to Government,” Mrs Davies said.

“On 26 July 2023, Minister Scully provided answers but not the kind the community expects. The Minister opted to play the blame game accusing the Western Sydney Airport Corporation and Federal Labor Government for his own inaction.”

Local constituents, together with Penrith and Liverpool Councils have previously expressed their support for a proposal aimed at increasing residential construction in the historic town.

The Vice President of the Luddenham Progress Association, Wayne Willmington stated to the Western Weekender before the state election that “State members like Tanya Davies and Stuart Ayres were happy with the plan residents wanted but the Planning Minister wouldn’t sign off on it.”

It’s clear that the Luddenham community’s needs have been ignored in favour of political grandstanding. Luddenham deserves answers, not smoke and mirrors.