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I hope Tweed shire councillors were listening to the local ABC last week. Local MP Don Page, the minister for local government, was interviewed, and stated that he would be happy to progress the process of the Richmond-Tweed Regional Library becoming a county council!

Poor old Tweed shire councillors seem to have been misled by their senior staff telling them that a county council is not a good thing and would probably not be allowed!

Wake up to the facts, councillors, before you hand over the Tweed Library Service to a remote Lismore City Council, which has just announced it’s in serious financial difficulties.

How lucky for Lismore then that it has been allowed to seize the $5 million in assets actually belonging to the Regional Library. If a county council were established then that $5 million could be restored to the rightful owner, the Richmond-Tweed Regional Library, jointly run by all four councils as it was for more than 30 years.

Councillors have no right to be irresponsible with Tweed shire ratepayers’ assets.

Martin Field, Kingscliff

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