BUDGET REPLY: Labor Announces Tweed Hospital Will Be At Kings Forest Site – Protecting Farmland And Kingscliff

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A Foley Labor Government will build the new Tweed Hospital at the Kings Forest site – ending the delays behind the long-awaited project.

This is after the Berejiklian Government, its Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Tweed National Party MP Geoff Provest selected the protected Cudgen farmland site and then revised the list to four sites.

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley made the official announcement in his Budget Reply speech.

Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot, Tweed Labor candidate Craig Elliot, Shadow Health Minister and Shadow Minister for the North Coast Walt Secord and Tweed Shire Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes have all welcomed the decision.

In State Parliament, Mr Foley said: “The Health Minister and the Member for Tweed have delayed the new Tweed hospital for too long. It is time for a decision on a final location.  Therefore, if elected, Labor will build a new Tweed Hospital at Kings Forest – protecting our State significant farmlands at Cudgen. We reject the National Party's push to over-develop Kingscliff.”

Mr Foley also criticised the Berejiklian Government for its wrong priorities, preferring to fund the demolition and upgrade of stadiums over schools and hospitals.

In this week’s budget, the Berejiklian Government has been forced to admit that the Tweed Hospital will not be completed until 2025.