Hos­pi­tal re­think

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

AT ITS April meet­ing, the Tweed Heads branch of the ALP unan­i­mously re­solved its op­po­si­tion to the use of state-sig­nif­i­cant prime agri­cul­tural land to site the much-needed new Tweed Hos­pi­tal.

Our mem­bers felt strongly that se­lect­ing this Kingscliff site ig­nores the pro­hi­bi­tions ex­pressed in the NSW Gov­ern­ment pol­icy and the Tweed Shire LEP.

It also shows a deep mis­un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal com­mu­nity val­ues and a con­tempt for the spirit of the law gov­ern­ing de­vel­op­ment con­trol in NSW.

Whilst we wel­come the over­due new hos­pi­tal, we call on Ge­off Provest MP to re­visit his gov­ern­ment’s lo­ca­tion de­ci­sion, and re­view the 29 dis­carded sites with the in­tent of join­ing with the com­mu­nity in se­lect­ing a more ap­pro­pri­ate site – one that meets com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions and statu­tory com­pli­ance, yet does not un­der­mine the hard-won de­vel­op­ment stan­dards that have been achieved for the Tweed coastal vil­lages. — Alma Mcal­lis­ter, sec­re­tary, Tweed Heads branch, ALP

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