ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 27 MAY 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. This past week has seen a number of announcements by the Berejiklian government to begin a cautious re-opening of the economy in particular the hospitality, arts and tourism sectors. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS BUSHFIRE INQUIRY

I was pleased to join the Blue Mountains bushfire inquiry via zoom to hear from the Blue Mountains community including residents and members of the RFS who were impacted by the recent catastrophic fires.  Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 8 MAY 2020

Welcome to this week’s Adjournment Notes.I’ve been asked ‘what’s in the name?’ Adjournment is the debate that concludes the daily sitting of the House. Its a traditional debate that allows Members on all sides to venture into pet interests or issues that concern them. The Minister will rise and move a motion ‘that the House do now adjourn’ after which six speakers can address any issues they like for a maximum five minutes. At the conclusion the motion is put and the House rises to the next scheduled sitting day. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 22 APRIL 2020

At this unprecedented time of pandemic emergency and dramatic temporary changes to our lives it is good to know that the wheels of Government continue to turn. And so it is that whilst we are all isolating our Parliamentary duties and planning continue for the post pandemic times. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 9 APRIL 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes where I hope to regularly keep you in touch with news from Parliament and also voice my own opinions on issues of the day that may interest you.  Continue reading

METRO TUNNELLING TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance today announced the start of the tender process to build almost 50km of new metro railway tunnels between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD on the Sydney Metro West project. Continue reading

DEDICATED RECOVERY SUPPORT FOR BLUE MOUNTAINS

The NSW Government is partnering with local organisation, Gateway Family Services, to provide dedicated and ongoing support to locals significantly impacted by bushfires across the Blue Mountains. Continue reading

BEST AUSTRALIAN MUSIC TO FEATURE IN NEW BLUE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL

A new three-day festival curating performances from The 100 Best Australian Albums is heading to the Blue Mountains. The NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW has secured The 100 Festival, which will take place annually in the Blue Mountains from 2020-2022. This is a huge win for the Blue Mountains region after the devastating bushfires.  Continue reading

KATOOMBA IN WOTIF’S TOP AUSSIE TOWNS OF THE YEAR

Katoomba has placed in the top 10 of Wotif.com’s Aussie Town of the Year awards, recognised as one of the country’s best destinations to visit in 2020. The list released today features the Blue Mountains gem in eighth place, and is joined by two other NSW destinations; the seaside oasis Coffs Harbour in first position and Batemans Bay on the South Coast in fourth. Continue reading

HAPPY MARDI GRAS 2020

Happy Mardi Gras 2020!  What better way to begin this fun weekend then to represent the Government at the media conference for the parade. Destination NSW has sponsored the parade since 2009 and in that time $354 million has been generated for the NSW economy. Continue reading