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REVEALED: NSW Labor’s Promises For Terrigal

Tough Fight In Liberal Seat

REVEALED: NSW Labor’s Promises For Terrigal

Labor's begun its campaign for Terrigal in next year's state election, with Opposition Leader Luke Foley in town to announce Central Coast Councillor Jeff Sundstrom will contest the seat a second time.

The party’s pledged $5 million for a dredging solution to keep the Brisbane Water Channel open permanently.

“This is a problem that has plagued Central Coast for far too long,” Mr Foley said.

“We’ll invest in local solutions to local problems.”

While the Opposition’s also made its pitch for Terrigal by focusing on TAFE.

“We’ve got 18.6% youth unemployment on the Central Coast.”

“The gutting of TAFE over the past seven years of Liberal Party rule has meant that there’s such limited opportunities here for young people here to learn a trade and develop skills.”

The pledges come after current Liberal MP Adam Crouch secured Terrigal with 59.02% of the vote after preferences in 2015.

He was ahead of next in line candidate, Cr Sundstrom by just under 10,000 first preference votes.

Meantime, Labor’s hit out at Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s claims The Entrance “belongs to the Liberal Party”, along with four other seats.

“I’m very confident (Labor MP) David Mehan will increase his majority at next March’s election because he is doing the work for his community,” Mr Foley said.

While that fight drags on, state planning minister Anthony Roberts will head to the Coast today, set to make several announcements on the future of Gosford CBD.