MEMBER for Albury Greg Aplin has fired back at Albury mayor Kevin Mack and councillor Darren Cameron, accusing them of "uninformed comment and political opportunism".
At a press conference at his Albury office early Friday afternoon, Mr Aplin reiterated his commitment to several projects that missed out on funding in this week's NSW budget.
There was no financing in the budget for a much-needed upgrade of a stretch of the Riverina Highway near Lake Hume, drawing the ire of Albury Council, in particular Cr Mack and former Labor candidate Cr Cameron.
But Mr Aplin said the duo were out of line.
Click below for an edited transcript of Mr Aplin's statement.
“What makes me angry is uninformed comment and political opportunism," Mr Aplin said.
“The mayor of Albury has a job to represent council and not use his community position to launch his own self-serving political attacks and personal political philosophies.
“Cr Cameron has the Chicken Little assignment from Labor’s Sydney headquarters and is in full campaign mode.
“To my critics, Darren Cameron and Kevin Mack, can you all do us a favour and sort out between you, which one is running for Labor at the 2015 NSW election.”
Click below to hear Mr Aplin respond to questions from the media.
Full story and reaction in tomorrow's Border Mail.