Federal Member for Berowra Hon Julian Leeser MP
Laughtondale Gully Road Reopened
On 6 November, I was very pleased to join local residents and Mayor of Hornsby, Councillor the Hon Philip Ruddock, to reopen Laughtondale Gully Road.
Laughtondale Gully Road runs between Old Northern Road and Singleton Road. It provides important local access routes to and from the Laughtondale and Singletons Mill areas. It is also an important emergency access route, particularly in the event of bushfire and floods.
Laughtondale residents came to me not long after I was elected, raising concerns regarding delays in repairing Laughtondale Gully Road, which was closed to local traffic. I repeatedly met with Council to push for the road to be repaired. I am delighted that the Council was responsive and that Laughtondale Gully Road has been reopened, just in time for a busy summer. This is an important example of the community working together to get results.
When I first visited Laughtondale in 2016, local residents told me I was the first public official to hold a meeting there since Governor Macquarie gave public approval to Solomon Wiseman to operate the ferry. Not being a local historian, I can’t comment on the accuracy of that statement but I am delighted to be back in Laughtondale again today.
I was pleased to welcome Telstra to Arcadia for a community check-in day on Wednesday, 25 October. It was an extremely well attended day with more than 50 local residents meeting with the Telstra team one-on-one to have their services and accounts reviewed.
An important outcome was giving Telstra a detailed overview of the extent of issues facing local residents.
Access to reliable, high quality telecommunications is essential, whether for families or small businesses. I know that some communities across the electorate struggle to gain reliable services for mobile phones and the internet. I am continuing to work hard to improve services for local residents.
Julian Leeser with Wisemans Ferry residents, Nicky Alexander and Dorothy Bell