Members of the Wilcannia community have been given the opportunity to speak at an parliamentary inquiry into the State Government's management of COVID-19.
Wilcannia has recorded over 100 COVID-19 cases in the most recent outbreak during the pandemic.
Community spokesperson Aunty Monica Kerwin spoke at the hearing last week, about how the small town was coping during the current climate.
Thirty motorhomes were sent to Wilcannia by the state government to help the community isolate during the fight against COVID-19 as over 10 per cent of the town tested positive to the virus.
"With the slow response in bringing those homes in here it has left a lot of the community very confused," she said.
"Because it took them a month really to get them in here and the numbers have risen since then.
"A lot of community found it was really no use to them.
"I've been ringing around the community and asking who is staying in them and if they local."
Aunty Kerwin said the community had suffered greatly, with a death in the town bringing visitors as the outbreak begun around regional NSW.
"They are actually not local staying in them [motorhomes], they are families that have travelled," she said.
"From the first outbreak and that very sad funeral which happened when COVID-19 broke out here.
"We've had a suicide, a lot families travelled here when we weren't under a lockdown.
"They are the ones that have been shifted from a motel here now and put into those homes."
Community and Culture Manager for the Wilcannia Safe House Mary Ronayne also told the hearing the town are curious as to when the motorhomes would leave.
"We have a local emergency management committee which has been functional since before we all stepped in," she said.
"So they are the main coordinators of all the food distributors and worked with community and services to source immediate accommodation for anyone who needed to self-isolate at the start.
"Then we had the mobile units turn up.
"We have 30 mobile vans over at one of our caravan parks.
"I have not heard of a date of when they will leave."
According to Ms Ronyane, there is some uncertainty as to what will happen to the small town after the motorhomes leave.
"That's what the community members I've listened to and spoken to are worried about what's going to happen," she said.
"It started because of overcrowding and as Monica quoted 12 months ago it would spread like wildfire if it ever reached Wilcannia.
"It seems like once that temporary accommodation is removed then we will go back to the same situation."
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