LUCY Turnbull with husband Malcolm and Tweed mayor Joan van Lieshout with husband Peter at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.
LUCY Turnbull with husband Malcolm and Tweed mayor Joan van Lieshout with husband Peter at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.

Tweed economic recovery slow

MAYOR Joan van Lieshout says the Tweed needs to be prepared for a slow economic recovery from the global recession and must do what it can to stimulate small business.

Cr van Lieshout, fresh back from hearing Federal Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull address a post-budget lunch in Sydney on Friday, said yesterday she held very conservative views about the recovery and not 'hitting’ ratepayers when they can least afford hefty rates rises.

“I’m probably not as optimistic as others,” Cr van Lieshout said.

“We are looking at a very difficult time for 12 to 15 months before we begin to climb back up.

“Hence I didn’t believe in a high rate rise.”


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