OPINION

Campbelltown Matters with Greg Warren: A kick in the guts for Campbelltown residents

The scenes of packed beaches in Sydney's eastern suburbs on the weekend were a kick in the guts for residents in Campbelltown and throughout the entire South Western and Western Sydney region.

The Premier has always been quick to point out that Sydney's south west and west are the 'epicentre' of the Delta outbreak.

However, the Premier has been less reluctant to acknowledge that it was in fact the eastern suburbs of Sydney where the outbreak originated.

The delayed response to the outbreak and the piecemeal approach to restrictions led to the outbreak spreading and saw 12 local government areas - including Campbelltown - subjected to the strictest restrictions in the state.

I have spoken to many constituents who are livid about the 'tale of two cities'.

When it comes to the Premier and her government, it seems that what's good enough for the west is not good enough for the rest.

We have been repeatedly told that 'we are in this together'.

The scenes on the weekend at beaches in the eastern suburbs sent a completely different message.

This is not a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Residents who reside near beaches choose to do so for a reason.

But when there are scores of people not wearing masks or social distancing at those beaches in the eastern suburbs, it's little wonder that it draws the ire of people here in Campbelltown who have been virtually housebound for so long.

The next NSW election is only about 18 months away.

The Premier and her colleagues will be hoping residents in South Western and Western Sydney have short memories.

The Premier and her colleagues will be hoping residents in South Western and Western Sydney will forget how poorly they have been treated by the NSW Government over the past three months.

Here's a newsflash Premier - we won't.