Mayor rolls up sleeves in bid to get better deal for Campbelltown

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Campbelltown mayor George Greiss is leading the charge for a better deal from the state government ahead of the next election in March next year.

Council wants better road and rail infrastructure, investment in local jobs via the proposed billion dollar plan for a community and justice precinct, and a Service NSW Centre in the Campbelltown CBD.

The push includes funding for the upgrade of Campbelltown Sports Stadium, stage three of Campbelltown Hospital and the expansion of Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The mayor has pledged to roll up his sleeves and advocate hard for Campbelltown over the next six months.

“I intend to dedicate significant time over the next six months to continue with our advocacy program and again meet and re-meet with all sides of politics to ensure our voice is heard,’’ he states in the Mayoral Minute included in the business paper for next week’s council meeting.

“I have freed up my personal schedule to ensure I have the time and resources to pursue a strong advocacy campaigning schedule,’’ says Mayor Greiss.

“We are coming to a critical time in the political cycle, with less than six months to go until the state election.

“This is when political parties and local candidates form their policies and plans for the area.

“We must engage with all political parties and election candidates and provide information about our community’s needs.

“As a first step, we have created Our Call for Support to the NSW Government,’’ he said.

He revealed that the list of demands, which will be published on council’s website, is only the first step in the mayor’s strategy of engaging with major political parties during the election campaign.

“The information and projects highlighted in Our Call for Support to the NSW Government are not our only objectives but rather serve as a summary of a number of the significant projects that we are pursuing,’’ he says.

“I have asked the General Manager to review all of our requests to the State Government in the last 12 years and highlight all the issues that we have not been successful in advancing.

“These items will also fuel our election advocacy campaign in the lead up to March 2023.’’

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