Re­lo­cate team off to Syd­ney to present pe­ti­tion

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THE Re­lo­cate team will present nearly 8000 sig­na­tures to NSW Par­lia­ment in a bid to have the new Tweed Val­ley Hos­pi­tal moved from State Sig­nif­i­cant Farm­land at Cud­gen.

Lead­ers Hay­ley and James Pad­don flew to Syd­ney on Fri­day to present the pe­ti­tion to Op­po­si­tion Leader Luke Fo­ley. An­other pe­ti­tion of 800 sig­na­tures will also be pre­sented to the Up­per House by Greens MP Dawn Walker.

Mrs Pad­don said she was “elated” to be able to present the pe­ti­tion fol­low­ing months of hard work.

“Ev­ery time I look at the sig­na­tures it brings out great emo­tion in me. I can’t believe what we’ve done in such a short amount of time,” she said.

“The grate­ful­ness I have for the com­mu­nity and all of our sup­port­ers who went to the mar­kets will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Mrs Pad­don said she was “over­joyed” by last Fri­day’s hos­pi­tal site rally out­side Tweed MP Ge­off Provest’s of­fice, which was at­tended by around 150 peo­ple, and is plan­ning an­other rally on Oc­to­ber 20.

“Ge­off Provest stat­ing our com­mu­nity is happy with the site is not rep­re­sen­ta­tive of what’s ac­tu­ally hap­pen­ing and our protest showed that,” she said.

“Our next rally will be at the Cud­gen Leagues Club and we have a lot more peo­ple want­ing to come.”

PHOTO: SCOTT POWICK

READY TO GO: Farmer James Pad­don, Barbara Roughan, farmer Brent and Hay­ley Pad­don get set to present their pe­ti­tion to State Op­po­si­tion Leader Luke Fo­ley.

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