NSW Labor deputy leader Michael Daley re-ignites Davey Road funding impasse

NSW Labor has put funding for the Davey Road interchange north of Albury firmly back on the agenda.

TO THE POINT: NSW Labor duo Shaoquett Moselmane and Michael Daley joined Albury mayor Kevin Mack and Cr Darren Cameron in pushing for funding from the NSW Government for the Davey Road interchange. Picture: MARK JESSER

TO THE POINT: NSW Labor duo Shaoquett Moselmane and Michael Daley joined Albury mayor Kevin Mack and Cr Darren Cameron in pushing for funding from the NSW Government for the Davey Road interchange. Picture: MARK JESSER

Deputy leader Michael Daley visited the Hume Freeway location on Wednesday and made a commitment to write to Premier Mike Baird and Roads Minister Duncan Gay within 24 hours about coughing up $7 million for the project.

The federal government's $7 million contribution to building two south-facing ramps and roundabouts was forfeited on the basis the state government didn't provide matching funding for the $14 million upgrade.

Mr Daley said the Baird Government ran the risk of the Albury experiencing the same fate as the Nationals' stronghold of Orange in the recent by-election if the electorate didn't get a better share of funding.

"The people in the regions are saying very clearly they want their share of the prosperity," Mr Daley said.

"If Greg Aplin and Mike Baird can't deliver that funding for Albury then the people of Albury, like the people of Orange, might well find someone who will.

"Clearly something is not right in the regions or we wouldn't be seeing swings of 35 per cent against the National Party in Orange."

The Davey Road interchange was completed with only north facing ramps as part of the Hume Freeway internal freeway in 2006.

Mr Daley was joined by Labor colleague Shaoquett Moselmane, Albury mayor Kevin Mack and Cr Darren Cameron on the visit to Davey Road.

"In the first instance we got a B grade job with this freeway delivered to us by the federal and state governments of the day," Cr Mack said.

"At the moment Davey Road is basically a road to nowhere."

Mr Aplin dismissed the visit by Mr Daley and Mr Moselmane as political grand-standing by Labor.

"Councillors Mack and Cameron are out on the campaign trail early with the Labor Opposition," he said.

"They are hollow statements from a party which failed to recognise regional NSW existed when they were in government and left the state with an enormous infrastructure backlog."

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