The ‘Save the Hospital Committee’ is calling for businesses and sporting clubs to support the rally on Saturday August 12 by stopping games and closing shops.
Committee member Jenna Woodland makes the requests on behalf of the committee to ensure strong community support.
“We are asking local businesses for their support for the rally on Saturday to shut shop from 11 until 12.”
“We are also requesting sporting clubs to stop the games from 11 to 12, and to bring everybody down to the rally.”
“There won’t be a big political spin, it’s experts speaking so people can hear for themselves rather than third hand, what the issues are and why we need a new hospital.”
Moving forward beyond the rally, committee member Ms Woodland says it’s about keeping the government under pressure.
“We will be putting as much pressure on them as we can for as long as we need to to get the services to properly accommodate 80,000 people,” she said.
“They’ve made reversals, and they think that’s enough to keep us quiet, but now what we are saying is that they’ve kept us quiet for too many years, and now it’s time to show them we are not going to go away.
“They need to give us a timeline of when to expect changes to take place.”
Committee member Brendan Catanzariti is aiming to get the message across loud and clear.
“We will be putting placards up to let them know they are on notice, and then on Thursday we will be actually showing them they are on notice,” he said.
The ‘Save the Griffith Base Hospital’ rally is at 11am Saturday August 12, Griffith Memorial Park.