March 2019 state election

DISCUSSION: Greens candidate for the state election Tony Lonergan met with Dungog Mayor Tracy Norman.
DISCUSSION: Greens candidate for the state election Tony Lonergan met with Dungog Mayor Tracy Norman.

The Upper Hunter Greens candidate Tony Lonergan has met with Dungog Shire Council's Mayor Tracy Norman and General Manager Coralie Nichols.

Mr Lonergan said the Greens support the Council's advocacy for increased funding from both levels of government to assist in clearing the infrastructure backlog. 

The Greens also offered general support for the recently released NSW Government's Department of Primary Industry Greater Hunter Regional Water Strategy planning for the Hunter's future water supply.

Mr Lonergan noted that Dungog Shire could benefit from both Hunter Water Corporation and NSW Forestry Corporation contributing more to the Shire's coffers.

“The Greens have always supported local government and the desire for rural councils to stand alone, despite the previous push from the NSW State government for mergers,” he said.

“Federal and State governments' neglect of local government must be turned around.”

He also supported the reclassification of Maitland to Dungog  road to a State road.