The local business community supports the NSW Deserves Better campaign which rolled into Coffs Harbour yesterday.
The local business community supports the NSW Deserves Better campaign which rolled into Coffs Harbour yesterday. Trevor Veale

Chamber bus on a mission

THE NSW Deserves Better campaign has arrived on the Mid North Coast ahead of the State election.

The NSW Business Chamber bus rolled into Coffs Harbour yesterday to highlight major election issues for local firms.

Chamber CEO Stephen Cartwright said the State could not afford another four years like the past four.

“NSW has dropped the ball in key areas like transport, infrastructure, taxation and planning for the future and it’s in towns and regional cities that we will be visiting today that have felt it the most,” he said.

“We deserve better than a soap opera and we deserve better than the glib one-liners that currently masquerade as public policy.

“I know ‘NSW Deserves Better’ is a tough message. It is both an indictment about the past four years and a challenge for the next four years.”

Mr Cartwright said the chamber’s bus tour would focus on local and State issues.

“The Mid North Coast business communities with the support of the Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber have identified the key priorities for the region in the 10 Big Ideas To Grow Mid North Coast.

“The 10 Big Ideas include proposals to make the Mid North Coast Australia’s first higher education region, six-monthly reporting to the community on the progress of re-building the Pacific Highway, and the creation of a Mid North Coast brand for goods and services.”

The 10 Big Ideas To Grow Mid North Coast can be downloaded at www.10bigideas.com.au.

“We will be travelling the length of the Pacific Highway as part of our tour to continue to draw public attention to the unacceptable amount of time it’s taking to make the road safe for travellers,” Mr Cartwright said.

“The NSW Business Chamber has been a strong advocate for the need to have clear responsibility and commitment from government to get the road completely upgraded as soon as possible.”



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