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‘We’ll become a backwater’: Premier Berejiklian’s warning to the people of NSW

Steve Price

In 72 days the people of New South Wales will head to the polls and cast their judgement of the state government.

Some believe the Coalition government has turned Sydney into an unlivable city during its two terms in power.

Upper House One Nation candidate Mark Latham says the city has become a huge “construction site” ringed by “alien” residential towers.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian admits there has been significant inconvenience for those living near major projects.

But she tells Steve Price the state was a “backwater” under Labor and insists “we can’t just sit on our hands”.

“It’s important for us to get on and build these projects because otherwise we’ll become a backwater,” says the Premier.

“That’s what New South Wales was when we came to government. New South Wales was coming last in the nation.

“We had the worst economy, nothing was being built, projects were being cancelled, our reputation was in tatters.

“We have turned that around.”

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