Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed today’s decision by the NSW Government to make car parking free at the Tweed Valley Hospital for patients, staff, and visitors.

Mr Provest said free hospital parking was an election commitment by the Liberal and Nationals and now honoured by the Labor Government.

“I am absolutely delighted that the commitment of free parking at the new hospital has been secured. This is a huge win for our community.

“The Tweed will have an incredible new hospital, but we need to make sure we also invest in the elements that make the hospital work, including free parking. 

“Working at or visiting a hospital can be incredibly stressful. Removing this extra cost will help staff, patients and visitors focus on treatment and care and not parking,” he said.

“Thousands of people will use the new Tweed Valley Hospital everyday when it is complete,” Mr Provest said.

“I am proud to deliver this win for hospital staff and our entire community who will rely on this hospital for decades to come.

“The investment in infrastructure is critical but the investment in people and cost of living is just as important and I am incredibly pleased that staff, patients and visitors won’t have the unnecessary stress of parking fees when they need to attend our new hospital,” he said.