The businesswoman who led the fight for light-rail compensation in Sydney has told Newcastle traders not to expect much sympathy or understanding from the state government.
Angela Vithoulkas told the Newcastle Herald the government had “fallen over” on its advocacy for small businesses whose revenue had been decimated by light-rail works and was not surprised to hear Newcastle was facing similar issues.
“They’ve fallen over on their advocacy for us. They’ve fallen over on their economic assistance for us. They’ve fallen over on learning lessons from this city to Newcastle. They’ve learnt nothing.