CR ERNIE BENNETT: NOROC is not recommending a vote for candidates of any party over another in Saturday?s State election.
CR ERNIE BENNETT: NOROC is not recommending a vote for candidates of any party over another in Saturday?s State election.

NOROC delivers election verdict



NORTHERN Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils (NOROC) president Ernie Bennett has delivered the group's verdict on the region's State election candidates.

The Kyogle mayor, who is running for preselection as the National Party's candidate for the Federal seat of Page, said NOROC was not recommending a vote for any party over another.

However, he said the in- cumbent State Government had failed to promise a Minister for the North Coast or to return the Casino to Murwillumbah rail service.

He also had no criticism of the Liberal or National parties.

"The Liberal/Nationals Coalition has responded positively on all the issues important to local government," he said.

Cr Bennett urged voters to support candidates who had promised infrastructure improvements to match the region's population growth.

NOROC today placed full-page advertisements in the region's daily newspapers reminding Northern Rivers voters to remember infrastructure issues at the ballot box.

"The Northern Rivers is not a sleepy coastal village any longer," Cr Bennett said.

"Unfortunately, basic government-funded infrastructure has fallen way behind the modern reality of the Northern Rivers and it needs a major reinvigoration."



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