NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government and Veterans Greg Warren this week makes his second visit to the Lismore Electorate this year, hosted by local MP Janelle Saffin in Lismore, Kyogle, Murwillumbah tomorrow (Tuesday, 24 November) and Drake and Tenterfield on Wednesday (25 November).
Ms Saffin said Mr Warren would hold roundtable meetings with Tweed Shire Council and Tenterfield Shire Council on current issues, fulfilling a promise he made after meeting with Lismore City and Kyogle council representatives earlier this year.
“Greg will also meet with executive members of the Murwillumbah District Business Chamber and Tenterfield Chamber of Commerce to gain insights into how the business sector can be best supported during the new normal of COVID-19,” Ms Saffin said.
“As Shadow Minister for Veterans and a proud Army veteran himself, Greg makes it his mission to meet RSL Sub-Branch members, and we are doing so in Murwillumbah and Tenterfield as well as paying our respects to the fallen at those town’s World War One Memorials.
“Greg met with veterans in Lismore last time he was here.”
Mr Warren said the Far North Coast of NSW, like many other areas throughout the state, had been seriously neglected by the NSW Liberals and Nationals.
“There is a common theme when speaking to most councils and small businesses up here – they feel that the adequate support from the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government just isn’t there,” Mr Warren said.
“COVID-19 has made life extremely difficult and problematic for many communities and they have shown incredible resilience and strength during this tumultuous time.
“But it makes it extremely difficult to return to a sense of normality when the support from government just isn’t there.”
Ms Saffin said the MPs’ busy two-day schedule would include a meeting with Northern Rivers Joint Organisation Chair and Kyogle Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland and attending the official inspection of the revamped Kyogle Aquatic Centre from 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 24 November).
Tenterfield Shire stops on Wednesday would include the Drake Village Resource Centre, Tenterfield Fire & Rescue’s Station, the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School, Tenterfield School of Arts, and Make It Tenterfield’s Makers Space.
A meeting with Rous County Council Chair and Ballina Deputy Mayor Cr Keith Williams is also scheduled. Media contact details follow.
Monday, 23 November 2020.