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'Bury the hatchet' during Seniors Week, urges Price



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FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CHIFLEY.

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTI~R FOR DEFENCE

19 March 1993

'BURY THE HATCHET'. DRING

SENIORS WEEK, URGES PRIG

Federal Member for Chifley, Roger Price,. has urged the Blacktown City Council and State Government to bury the hatchet during Senors' Week over a disputed accessway in Mt

Druitt's Town Centre.

"For years, access to the Senior Citizens Centre, Swimming Pool and the Library in the. Mt Druitt Town Centre has been hampered by bickering, between the Council and the NSW Governt-ent, ," said Mr Price.

"Seniors' Week is an ideal time for the authorities to come together and do something positive for Mt Druitt people, especially our local seniors, by developing a proper accessway."

Mr Price said a dispute over ownership of .- and responsibility for developing an access road on - the land between the authorities meant ordinary people were suffering and not getting the best possible use of town centre facilities, especially the Mt Pruitt

Senior Citizens' Centre.

"Our local seniors put a hell of a lot of their own time into making the centre 'a first rate community utility. However, poor access for members and guests hampers all their effort.

"The Federal Government funded the building of the centre; it doesn't seem too much to ask nine years later for the State Governiuent and Council to resolve their differences and provide decent access," said Mr Price.

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"I really think' it's time for the Council and NEW Government to put their heads together and quickly work out a solution that benefits local people.

"I think it'd be great if this time next year we could be announcing the opening of a road to the Mt Druitt Senior Citizens Centre," said Mr Price.

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