Today the NSW Labor Party showed one of its best examples of hypocrisy by criticising plans by the O’Farrell government to introduce alpha-numeric route numbering in the state. The changes, reported to cost $20 million were criticised by opposition roads spokeswoman Penny Sharpe for being a “colossal waste of money”.
Does Ms Sharpe recall that the system was committed to in May 1997 when all state and territory roads ministers agreed to introduce alpha-numeric route signage? Who was in government then? The Labor party of course!
The O’Farrell governmenet is spending $20 million to implement something the Carr-Iemma-Rees-Kenneally governments agreed to. You might notice there are plates with numbers on them on road signs next time you are driving around. This was part of the Labor party’s introduction – put up new signs with the new route numbering and then cover the number with the old number until it is introduced. Putting up new signs and then defacing them – isn’t that a colossal waste of money?
Once more, congratulations to the Labor Party for failing to tell us the full story.