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Trent Parker
02-03-2006, 11:11 PM
The NSW Election is not until next year, however the next state election has been prominent in the Macarthur Chronicle and Wollondilly/Camden Advertiser.

The discussion has emerged from the reallocation of boundaries. In NSW the seat of Lachlan is to be absorbed by it's surrounding seats and from the former seat of Southern Highlands comes two new seats, Wollondilly and Goulburn.

Now the new seat of Wollondilly covers all the rural/semirural communities in the Wollondilly Shire plus some of the heavily populated southern suburbs of Campbelltown City Council.

A month or two ago one of the liberal power brokers recommended a Campbelltown Councillor who lives in one of these southern suburbs.

The new seat of Wollondilly would be a very marginal Labor seat. However the sentiment in the Wollondilly Shire is that the Member for Wollondilly has to live in the Wollondilly Shire. The Wollondilly Shire Council feels the same way too. Even to the extent that the Wollondilly Mayor Phil Costa has gone on record to say that if the libs and labor don't both put in Wollondilly Shire Candidates into the election then he would run as an independent..... where in a marginal seat preference votes could be vital.... and the preference votes would go to a Wollondilly local.

So in the new Seat of wollondilly it may not be a case of which party will have the best policies but who will put a wollondilly local up for the job.

After all, this is the first time that Wollondilly has ever recieved their own say in a State election.

All fun and games :D