Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch, alongside the NSW Nationals and regional Liberals, has launched a petition to stop the Labor Government from cutting the Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Mr Crouch said he hopes the petition will help to save the $250 card from being cut by Labor in the upcoming NSW budget.
“The Regional Seniors Travel Card has become a lifeline for seniors in our community, with 47,000 seniors using the card on the Central Coast.” Mr Crouch said.
“Using this $250 prepaid card provides much needed support for our Central Coast seniors at a time when the cost of living is sky high, and among those who feel it most are our seniors.
“This card is absolutely vital to supporting our seniors getting out and about in our community, whether that be using the $250 prepaid card to go see family and friends, do the shopping and attend doctor’s appointments.
“I hope we can get as many people as possible on the Coast to sign this petition to send a clear message to the Minns Labor Government to keep funding this important cost of living measure.”
Since 2020, more than one million cards have been issued helping seniors maintain their independence by easing the cost of travel, with the Central Coast being one of the regions with the largest amount of card users, in NSW.
“Over the coming weeks I will be asking people to share this petition far and wide to save our Regional Seniors Travel Card so seniors in our community can continue to do things they love and need to do,” Mr Crouch said.
“I’ll also be calling on the four Central Coast Labor MPs to stand with me and support the petition to protect the Regional Seniors Travel Card, which is used by seniors across all of our electorates.”