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"Labor will also take steps to save Wolli Creek bushland and will stop the cuts to TAFE and schools."
The Liberal Party will not contest the by-election, citing "a lack of resources to run an effective campaign", with Ms Cotsis' only opponents Branka Kouroushis for the Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) and the Greens' Kristian Bodell.
Mr Bodell says the biggest issues facing Canterbury are the Sydenham to Bankstown metro, which the Greens oppose, and over-development.
"The plan is to rip up a functioning train line and replace it with an impractical and lower capacity one at a cost of $10 billion," he said.
"During the construction, you will be forced onto buses for at least six months."
Mr Bodell says the Greens support sustainable, well-planned development not the "high-rise greed that was backed by the Labor-dominated former Canterbury Council".
The Christian Democratic Party's candidate, Mrs Kouroushis has lived in the Canterbury-Bankstown area since 1992.