Labor promises cash for light rail victims

| 21.03,19. 03:12 PM |




Labor promises cash for light rail victims





Residents and businesses suffering as a result of the long drawn-out construction of Sydney's eastern suburbs light rail could access a $100 million compensation fund under a NSW Labor government.


Opposition leader Michael Daley on Thursday said the fund would be on top of the rent relief scheme already available to those along the route from the CBD to Kingsford and Randwick.


"This will be more flexible," he told reporters just days out from Saturday's state election.


"This is a $100 million fund to make life a bit better."


The 12km route was originally forecast to be completed by March but has been plagued by delays and budget blow-outs.


The project is now not expected to be ready until May 2020.


Mr Daley said the rules around who could access the fund would be set in the months after the weekend election in consultation with affected businesses, residents and councils.


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