With both State and Federal elections ahead of us, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is calling on all candidates to pledge to increase support for vital local projects and to provide for important community services.
At an extra-ordinary meeting of Council, it was determined that the Mayor use every opportunity between now and the election to lobby for, and seek support for, the following key local issues;
- Quipolly Water Project – additional funding in view of the changes to the water quality standard.
- Rail overpass south of Werris Creek.
- Realignment of Gap Road, Werris Creek.
- Royalties for Regions – fair share of mining contributions for local projects.
- Better funding for libraries, health care and Home Support Services with less cost shifting to Local Government.
- Rate pegging relief to allow Councils to address the infrastructure backlog.
“These are all important projects towards building local economic growth or issues that impact Council’s ability to provide the services the community demands. The list includes projects that the community, through the consultation process, has deemed to be essential,” LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope said.
“LPSC is grateful for both State and Federal funding that has flowed to important local projects over the last couple of years, however, if economic development is to continue successfully, it is vital that support continues, following the elections, to allow us to continue to build on the work to date,” Councillor Hope concluded.