The state opposition is voicing its concern over the recent closure of ten Hunter fire stations by the O’FARRELL government.
The offline stations, located in Newcastle and Cessnock, have prompted Labor MPs to criticise the government’s cost-cutting actions as reckless.

Cessnock MP CLAYTON BARR says the state government funds only fourteen per cent of regional fire station’s costs with local governments footing most of the bill, and the penny-pinching tactics are uncalled for.