Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has today condemned Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliott for disregarding state planning processes in order to assist with her husband’s state election campaign.
Mr Provest said this blatant disregard for the law is completely unacceptable and he is calling for all matters to be referred to authorities for investigation.
“Mrs Elliott has today shown complete contempt for proper processes when it comes to developments, which begs the question why?” Mr Provest said.
“Never in my time have I seen someone so adamant to avoid proper planning processes including circumnavigating Health Infrastructure, and NSW planning legislation.
“We are fully aware of the reasons for the Labor Party to push the Kings Forest site and frankly, this is why the NSW Labor Government was voted out in the first place.
“The people of the Tweed are crying out for a new hospital and yet they are constantly faced with the blatant lies from the Labor Party who will stop at nothing to delay the project.
“Labor has a hidden agenda with delaying the building of a new hospital in the Tweed and they will not rest until they have moved the development to land owned by a major Labor Party donor.”
Mr Provest was also critical of Mrs Elliot’s advertising campaign on behalf of the NSW Labor Party and her husband.
“Using Commonwealth funds to campaign for her husband would be a serious breach of government policy and many concerns have been raised with my office regarding this, which is why I am asking for the Commonwealth Ombudsman to conduct a full investigation,” Mr Provest concluded.