COMMUNITY LEADERS SEE RED OVER QUIRINDI NRMA CLOSURE
The Quirindi community has been left blindsided by news that their long-standing NRMA Insurance branch would close.
News of the closure was met with a mix of shock, disappointment, and frustration in Quirindi last week.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson visited the town as news of the closure was making its way through the community.
“It is shocking to learn the news that the NRMA is closing the door on the Quirindi community,” Mr Anderson said.
“Our people have been loyal to the NRMA for decades. It’s about time these big businesses repay our loyalty by sticking around and supporting us.
“I’m deeply concerned about job losses in the town. We know that when businesses leave our towns, they take families with them, and the community suffers.
“I’ve put calls in to representatives of the NRMA urging them to reconsider their decision. I eagerly await their reply.”
Liverpool Plains Shire Mayor Doug Hawkins OAM said the loss of the service would be more acutely felt amongst the town’s seniors.
“I think the community here that had the NRMA service for a lot of years and it’s something that we don’t want to lose. There’s going to be an impact on the community because we have a lot of elderly residents who rely on the NRMA,” Mr Hawkis said.
“The only thing I’ve picked up is the breakdown service will remain. From what I can ascertain, the insurance side of it will go.
“It will have a major impact on the community here. It will mean they’ll have to go to Tamworth to visit the NRMA.”