I hope, with the state election happening on Saturday, that every voter does their research prior.
It appears that this election seem to be predominantly about whether of not to lease (for 99 years) the poles and wires. Voters should note that:
• The Liberal government propose to privatise only 49% of the poles and wires
• We, out here, are under the umbrella of ‘Essential Energy’
• Essential Energy is a NSW government corporation
• This leasing proposal does not include Essential Energy and consequently will not affect us out here
I make this claim through the research I have done and I stand to be corrected if my research has let me down.I also understand that, in the event of a Liberal government being returned to office, a proportional chunk of the proposed sale will be spent on infrastructure in the Central West. Recently I have heard rumours of whispers that there are plans in place to privatise all sewer pipes and, can you believe it, the Opera House! I wouldn’t be surprised with the Opera House, believe it or not, I worked on the site installing precast concrete panels when alterations were made to get the building back in line with the ‘original’ plans.