Welcome news delivered via Federal Labor MP Janelle Saffin's media release on 20 December 2010:
Page MP Janelle Saffin is delighted to be able to advise residents of Iluka that there will soon be a Centrelink presence in their town.
“I had been approached by a number of people in Iluka wanting to have easier access to contact with people from Centrelink.
“There are a significant number of people on pensions and other benefits in the town and I took up the issue on their behalf.
“Now I’m pleased to report that early in the new year Centrelink officers will visit Iluka on a monthly basis.
“This trial will be evaluated in April, and will give Centrelink a clearer understanding of the service needs of the community.
“Meanwhile I am advised that Centrelink’s Yamba office is expected to open around the middle of 2011.
“So this will mean better access to services across the lower Clarence,” Ms Saffin said.