The Murwillumbah Hospital.
The Murwillumbah Hospital.

Murwillumbah ignored

MURWILLUMBAH has again been neglected in the News South Wales Budget.

Lismore MP Thomas George, whose elector- ate includes Murwil- lumbah, said he was frustrated by yesterday's 2009-2010 budget announcements.

“Naturally I'm disappointed that the budget in a lot of rural and regional areas has just had re-announcements,” Mr George said.

He said he has been bringing certain issues to the attention of the Rees Government for the past 12 months, including a 24-hour police station and officers at Murwillumbah.

But, Mr George said, all his projects were ignored.

“There was no reinstatement of the Murwil- lumbah-to-Casino rail line, no extra police for Tweed or Murwillum- bah and no funding to maintain or improve services at the Murwillum- bah hospital.

“The North Coast Area Health Service got no funding at all.

“I was also looking for more senior citizen support, especially an increase in the electricity rebate, but there was none.”

The only new funding allocated in Mr George's electorate, he said, was for a cancer unit in Lismore.

“There haven't been any new funding announcements for the Murwillumbah end of my electorate.

“I'll have to keep advocating and submitting the cases to have these issues addressed.”



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