BACKING THOMAS GEORGE IN LISMORE
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant today outlined the clear choice facing the North Rivers on March 28
Mr Baird said Thomas George is a local champion and crucial member of the NSW Government team.
“I need Thomas George re-elected in Lismore to keep NSW working,” Mr Baird said.
“Thomas George has secured the upgrade of Lismore Base Hospital that will improve health care in the Northern Rivers region for generations.”
Mr Grant said NSW Labor cannot be trusted to deliver for the Northern Rivers.
“People in the Northern Rivers must never forget the 16 years of Labor failures and broken promises,” Mr Grant said.
“Just four years ago the people of the Lismore electorate got rid of a rotten Labor Government, and we simply cannot afford to turn back.
“Thomas George is a strong advocate for the Lismore electorate and the community needs him in parliament to continue delivering real results,” Mr Grant said.
Mr George welcomed the announcements made at the campaign launch and said he will always fight to ensure the Lismore electorate continues to get its fair share.
“I am determined to fight right up until 6pm on 28 March for the people of the Lismore electorate,” Mr George said.
“I will always fight to protect the northern rivers and ensure our hospitals, schools and roads are upgraded.”
A re-elected Liberals & Nationals Government with Thomas George will deliver:
- $180 million expansion of Lismore Base Hospital;
- Renewal of the 30 year old XPT fleet with faster, safer and more reliable trains cutting travel time to Sydney, with WIFI and a full service offering to boost regional tourism opportunities;
- $25 million mobile phone black spots package – the first time a NSW government has contributed to improving mobile phone coverage in the bush;
- $1.45 million to redevelop Murwillumbah Hospital;
- Keep country poles and wires in public hands;
- Spend $75 million to increase the Regional Industries and Investment Fund and deliver tens of thousands of new jobs in regional communities;
- $1 million for 100 new regional scholarships for emerging artists;
- Additional $5 million for roads in Tenterfield shires;
- $15 million for local land care groups for projects that protect our natural environment and increase agricultural production; and
- Ensure local jobs and training is maximised in government procurement.