Back in 2016 the State Government declared that Wellington was not "fit for the future" and forcibly merged Dubbo and Wellington together so that a bigger Dubbo Regional Council could fix Wellington Council's financial and infrastructure backlog problems.
Four and a half years on from the amalgamation of Dubbo and Wellington Councils, there is little argument that Wellington is benefiting from the concerted efforts of this council and our significant infrastructure investment.
New roads, new parks and gardens, sporting facility upgrades, a new pool, new tourism facilities and many more in the pipeline.
But now, surely, after the State Government forced the big change in Local Government, that they would take a look at themselves in the mirror.
State Government facilities and services in Wellington are appalling.
The recent revelations that the town only has one temporary doctor at their hospital - working seven days a week is shameful.
Patient care should be paramount. This is inexcusable behaviour from the State Government.
But that's not the only lack of basic services that the town faces.
For more than a decade Wellington has been without a 24 hour police station. In a town that houses one of the largest prison populations in NSW, the State Government has the hide to not provide an even basic police force.Change must happen.
Wellington cannot continue to suffer because of the State Government's neglect.
Clr Vicki Etheridge
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