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

NEW BUSHFIRE FUNDING FOR THE MOUNTAINS

As a local resident I know that after the initial impact of bushfire has passed it is the local businesses that also emerge deeply affected by the disaster. This funding will support our local small businesses get back on their feet and complements other initiatives including deferring GST BAS returns and cash grants. Continue reading

INQUIRY INTO KOALA POPULATIONS- SITE VISIT TO PORT MACQUARIE AND COFFS HARBOUR

Portfolio Committee 7 inquiring into Koala populations in NSW had a site visit to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. While there we visited the Port Macquarie Koala hospital which is doing amazing work caring for injured and burned koalas with the recent bushfires.  Continue reading

BUSHFIRE CLEANUP UNDER WAY

The operation to clean-up homes and businesses destroyed and damaged by bushfires across NSW took a major step forward with debris being cleared from Rainbow Flat properties on the North Coast, as well as in the Blue Mountains and Batemans Bay. Continue reading