Letter to the Editor - Friday, August 25: Agnew a local hero

I'D LIKE to congratulate Clarence Valley Council for its motion to name the Yamba Community Health Centre after tireless lower Clarence health campaigner Jim Agnew.

Well done Cr Sue Hughes for bringing this worthwhile motion to council.

Jim Agnew lobbied, hounded and knocked on almost every door of local, state and federal governments of all political persuasions in his dogged, determined way of ensuring the dream of the Yamba Community Health Centre in Treelands Dr was realised.

Ten years ago Mr Agnew (working with the Yamba community) showed bureaucrats and politicians alike that he would not take no for answer and was also instrumental in ensuring Yamba had its own stand-alone ambulance station.

Over my eight-and-a-half years as State Member for Clarence it was Jim Agnew who consistently met with me to highlight the health needs of the lower Clarence and, in particular, Yamba.

Well done, Jim - an honour and recognition well deserved.

Steve Cansdell,
Former Member for Clarence



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