Right thing to do
Monday, 23rd March, 2020
Gladys Berejiklian and the State Government’s decision to move to a more comprehensive shutdown in NSW, allowing for only essential services to operate, is the right thing to do.
Please listen, and stay home. Although it’s a short term inconvenience the consequences are worth, us all, staying home where we can.
Broken Hill City Council has been very proactive to identify what we can do to reduce any public health risk. Our buildings may have closed but we have worked hard to ensure non-essential services are being delivered to our community online or by telephone.
The announcement by the Premier to close non-essential indoor gatherings include those in restaurants, pubs, cafes, will have a great impact on our economy but may save lives.
This is an extraordinary time, where more kindness and care are needed.
I have contacted Adam Marshall, Minister for Western NSW and the state member Roy Butler and asked them to ensure that all Broken Hill residents requiring urgent medical treatment in Adelaide or Mildura will be exempted from any social distancing requirement.
We will get through this by working together and respecting each other.
Darriea Turley AM
Mayor Broken Hill