Posted May 24th, 2023

Newly elected Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, the youngest
and first female Member of Parliament for Myall Lakes, delivered an
impassioned inaugural speech today in the legislative assembly.

Thompson, who has already made history by being elected as the first
female representative for Myall Lakes, expressed her gratitude for the
opportunity to serve and outlined her commitment to working tirelessly for
the betterment of the region. She drew inspiration from the hard work of
her predecessor, the late Stephen Bromhead, and pledged to match his
tireless dedication in advocating for the people of Myall Lakes.

In her speech, Thompson shed light on a pressing concern affecting the
tourism industry in Myall Lakes. She will call upon the active government
to prioritise dredging on Wallis Lake, emphasising the detrimental impact
it has had on local businesses, in particular the long-standing Amaroo

Another aspect of Thompson’s agenda is fighting for the permanent
opening of Manning River, an issue that directly impacts the region’s
economy and environment.

Thompson also highlighted the completion of Forster Public Hospital and
the development of stages 2 and 3 of Manning Base Hospital as
healthcare priorities. Recognising the importance of accessible and
quality healthcare services, she vowed to advocate for an MPS in
Bulahdelah and the necessary funding and resources to ensure all these
projects come to fruition, ultimately improving the health and well-being of
the entire Myall Lakes community.

Tanya Thompson’s inaugural speech marked the beginning of an exciting
chapter for Myall Lakes. Her determination, dedication, and passion for
serving the community were evident as she outlined her key priorities

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