Tamworth Regional Council taking a bevy of motions to the National General Assembly of Local Government

CALL FOR HELP: Tamworth Regional Council wants federal support to assist airports affected by PFAS contamination. Photo: Peter Hardin 300916PHD013

CALL FOR HELP: Tamworth Regional Council wants federal support to assist airports affected by PFAS contamination. Photo: Peter Hardin 300916PHD013

PFAS developments

Tamworth Regional Council is putting its cards on the table, presenting a number of changes it wants to see at a federal level.

Four councillors will represent Tamworth at the National General Assembly of Local Government in June and they’re set to submit a range of motions affecting funding for councils.

Council will submit four separate motions calling on the government to make Roads to Recovery funding permanent; pursue constitutional recognition for local councils; hold an annual forum with the Prime Minister and Cabinet in a regional city with a population of more than 50,000 and assist effected airport owners with funding to address poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination.

“We believe the cost of this investigation should not lie with local ratepayers, and a better level of support and guidance could be given,” mayor Col Murray said.

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