State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, is to hold a community meeting in response to community concerns about the proposed expansion of the Cessnock Correctional Centre.
Mr Barr said “A large number of residents have been in touch with my office, objecting not only to the proposal but also contending that there has been insufficient time given for community consultation.”
“In response I am holding a community meeting next Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Auditorium at Cessnock Leagues Club, commencing at 12pm and would encourage all affected residents to attend the meeting.”
“An invitation has been extended to the Hon David Elliott, MP, NSW Corrections Minister, to attend the meeting.”
“However, there is some good news, as I and other community leaders have lobbied the Corrections Minister and the public consultation period has been extended until COB on Monday 22 August, 2016” Mr Barr concluded.