Tweed Daily News - - OPINION - BOB AN­THONY

THE judge­ment of the Tweed Shire Mayor Katie Milne has been called into ques­tion fol­low­ing her an­nounce­ment for coun­cil to boy­cott busi­nesses in­volved with the planned Tweed Val­ley Hos­pi­tal.

Rather than pe­nalise busi­nesses want­ing to get in­volved, coun­cil should be cham­pi­oning their cause, en­sur­ing they are front and cen­tre for any con­tracts and ten­ders they could meet and man­age.

For many Tweed busi­nesses, their in­volve­ment in the project could be a game changer, not only in their own devel­op­ment but also in terms of job cre­ation and the rip­ple ef­fect with gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment money flow­ing through the greater Tweed com­mu­nity.

All coun­cil­lors need to be aware of this and re­gard­less of their po­si­tion on the site, make sure Tweed busi­nesses and the peo­ple they em­ploy are among the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of fur­ther work.

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