Saffin's renewal plan for Lismore Electorate

MP Janelle Saffin took the opportunity to table her Lismore Electorate Renewal Plan during her maiden speech in the NSW Legislative Assembly last week.
MP Janelle Saffin took the opportunity to table her Lismore Electorate Renewal Plan during her maiden speech in the NSW Legislative Assembly last week.

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin said in her maiden speech last week that she has a local rendition for Lismore of Labor's statewide plan.

"My Lismore Electorate Renewal Plan will bring new energy and new priorities to our communities, to ensure they are economically and environmentally sustainable to maintain and enhance our quality of life."

She said the plan will deliver better frontline services and opportunities to health and hospitals, schools, universities, rebuild TAFE, create jobs, and revitalise the electorate's CBDs, so that young people can see and have a future.

The plan also foresees the rollout of renewables, the repair of local rivers, security of water and real action on climate change. It incorporates Labor's election promises of a fairer NSW including jobs for the region, health and education services, attacking cost-of-living rises, action on affordable housing and homelessness, re-regulating and capping electricity prices, accelerating the transition to renewables, and stopping what it calls the sale of NSW under the Liberals and Nationals.

"My advocacy for our communities will be fearless, gutsy and informed by my extensive successful experience of getting things done, even the hard things," Ms Saffin said.

"My advocacy will bring local action on renewables, protection for koalas, clean water, water security, decent roads for our electric cars and of course better health and hospitals and education including TAFE places, courses and teachers. It will mean a Sustainable Food Plan that will strengthen our region's growing food and fibre reputation."

She said the plan will build on the region's historical agricultural base, that now includes a service base: health, education and construction and a lively and growing arts culture.

"We need to wrap a strong economic plan around this base. We need jobs and sustainable jobs.

"To give this vision some teeth I shall work to realise a range of actions and roll out of policies, that I have already articulated."