Wollongong is being treated to a very rare event – a fleeting visit by Mike Baird.

Usually, the Premier drives past the region’s capital and also drives right through Shellharbour.

Premier Baird will get a very clear message during his very short appearance today.

He’ll be told to:

  • Stop the privatisation of Shellharbour Hospital, and;
  • Stop the forced amalgamation of Shellharbour and Wollongong City Councils.

The Government must heed the clear message from our local community on these issues.

It’s time the arrogance of the Baird Government ended and for the Premier to finally listen to our local community.

Comments attributed to Anna Watson MP: 

“Mike Baird will hear a very clear message today that the Illawarra community is sick and tired of his arrogance.

“The local community wants the Premier to get the message that he’s got it wrong seeking to privatise Shellharbour Hospital.

“And he’s got it wrong in forcing through the amalgamation of Shellharbour and Wollongong City Councils.

“The big question is: will the Premier finally listen to what the Illawarra community is saying, or will the arrogance continue?”

17 October 2016