Anticipating change in landscape
NATIONAL Party MP for the state seat of Tweed Geoff Provest yesterday fired the starting gun for the March election by opening his campaign office, conveniently located next door to his electorate office in Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.
On hand to perform official duties was National Party Senator Fiona Nash.
So far only the Greens party has nominated a challenger to Mr Provest, candidate Andrea Vickers.
The Labor Party, which appears to be headed for a drubbing at the polls and loss of government in NSW, has so far failed to name a candidate and officials have been difficult to contact on the issue.
Mr Provest nominated the Tweed Hospital, Tweed police numbers and a Kirkwood Road highway inter- change as his top election priorities.
“I also want to make sure more locals have their say in the way the Tweed is governed,” Mr Provest said.
“That is the best way to maintain our Tweed life-style and get the best possible balance between the needs of the environment and creating jobs.”
Senator Nash told an enthusiastic group of local Liberal and National supporters that Mr Provest was “100 per cent for Tweed and a key member of the Coalition team which is set to end 16 years of neglect of the Tweed by Sydney Labor”.