Call for commissioner to cut border red tape

COMMUNITY leaders have thrown their support behind the Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell’s call to establish a South Australian cross-border commissioner, citing a range of benefits for the region.

The independent MP hosted business and political leaders at three sessions with New South Wales Cross-Border Commissioner James McTavish last week to discuss the benefits of establishment of a cross-border commissioner in the northern state.

In attendance was Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee, who said the establishment of a position would bolster the existing relationship between City Council and interstate shires.

He said the council, along with neighbouring councils Grant and Wattle Range,


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