Far from ‘stealing federal funding announcements’ as claimed by Ms [federal Richmond MP Justine] Elliot in relation to the new roundabout in Tweed Heads, I clearly stated in my media release of 8 June that the money came from the Nation Building Black Spot Program and specifically added that the program is funded by the federal government. A copy of that release is attached should you no longer have this on file.
The program has limited funds and it is good news for the Tweed that the state government included this particular Tweed Heads black spot as one of 97 projects across the whole of NSW to be delivered under this round.
Instead of obsessing about my statements to the local media, Ms Elliot should be explaining to local residents why she wants to slap the world’s biggest carbon tax on them in 10 days time. She voted for it so she must believe in it, but for some reason you never hear her talking about it.
Geoff Provest, NSW Member for Tweed
Parliamentary Secretary for Police & Emergency Services