Anne Davies visits the marginal seats of Sydney’s outer suburbs where residents are angry about congestion and overdevelopment and wary of promises to fix it
In East Hills it’s the duplexes steadily marching across the suburban landscape replacing small post-war fibro homes on quarter-acre blocks. In the seat of Penrith it’s medium density springing up near railway stations. In Riverstone it’s crowding at local primary schools, as new suburbs open up on the north-west fringe.
And everywhere voters are united in their anger about the traffic on Sydney’s roads and the lack of public transport that forces people into their cars for a long and infuriating commute to work, to school, to anywhere.