PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has capitalised on her week-long tour of western Sydney by committing billions in funding to key local projects — but she's yet to impress the locals.
At press time it was reported Ms Gillard would be calling on the states to sign up for a national crime policy after announcing the establishment of a $64 million anti-gang taskforce and Australian Gang Intelligence Centre on Monday.
She also committed to investing billions of dollars into the Westconnex project on the condition the state government reviews its proposal and extends the motorway into the city, gets freight to Port Botany and ensures no tolls on roads that don't currently have them like the M4.
But many western Sydney voters aren't buying it and say she's wasting her time. "She's broken so many promises. I'd say to her don't stuff the western suburbs like you've done to the country," said Baki Kuroz, of Blacktown.
He said if given the chance to speak with her he would ask what she has to offer the people of western Sydney.
The Sun has real-time updates of Ms Gillard's tour through western Sydney online and on our Facebook and Twitter sites.