Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Labor Candidate Calls for Election Vote on Hospital

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Labor Candidate Calls for Election Vote on Hospital

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STATE Labor candidate for Tweed Craig Elliot has slammed Health Infrastructure's decision to build the new Tweed Valley Hospital on state significant farmland, calling for it to be delayed until the next election.

"The NSW election is on March 23, 2019, Geoff Provest and the Nationals must put this to the people before proceeding any further on the protected Cudgen farmlands," he said.

Mr Elliot called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to attend a community meeting in the Tweed to "explain her government's decision".

"I seek a favourable response from the Premier so that she can hear directly from our community," he said. "When the Premier agrees to attend, then I'll arrange the time and location of a local town hall meeting."

Mr Elliot, whose party threw its support behind the Kings Forest site, said the Cudgen site was a "rotten decision by an out-of-touch government".

"No one has any faith in Geoff Provest, he has betrayed our community in selecting the Cudgen site over Kings Forest," he said. …

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