INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA, INTERSEXISM AND TRANSPHOBIA

I was pleased to join my Parliamentary colleagues from across the spectrum, including Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith and community leaders, to support IDAHOBIT: International Day against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia today. 

PARLIAMENT HEARS OF ASBESTOS CONTROVERSY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Last week in Parliament I spoke regarding the Blue Mountains asbestos scandal.  I felt it was about time the Labor party answered for their incompetent mayor and colleagues running Blue Mountains City Council.  Continue reading

LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS FOR THE MOUNTAINS

Local sports clubs in the Blue Mountains have been awarded $3750 in funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillation Program.   Continue reading

SYDNEY HONOURS THE ANZAC LEGACY

Soldiers from across the Sydney region who answered the call to fight in the Great War will be honoured as part of a moving artwork in the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. Today, myself along with Minster for Veterans Affairs David Elliott took samples of soil from the Redfern War Memorial and the Anzac Obelisk in Moore Park. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS AUDITIONS AS HOLLYWOOD LOCATION

I am delighted that the Blue Mountains is one of more than 50 inspiring NSW locations highlighted in a new video aimed at promoting statewide locations to the international film industry this month.It is fantastic to see the Blue Mountains being marketed on the world stage, because the potential gains for our region are enormous.  Continue reading

NSW SES BLUE MOUNTAINS UNIT CELEBRATES ITS VOLUNTEERS

NSW SES Blue Mountains Unit members had much cause for celebration last week, with the recognition of outstanding members during their annual Awards Presentation. I was pleased to represent the Minister for Emergency Services, Troy Grant to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of these dedicated volunteers and sincerely thank them for their service. Continue reading

SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

It was a pleasure to represent Minister for Tourism Adam Marshall yesterday to congratulate Scenic World on their success for a grant of $27,500 for three years towards the popular Sculpture walk event. This grant is a part of the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. Continue reading

Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE

Last week I was honoured to speak on a condolence motion commemorating the life of Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE. His State Funeral is today and I thought it fitting to share my thoughts on this sad occasion. Our city, state and nation are richer for his generous contribution.   Continue reading

NEW LIFT AND ACCESSIBILTY RAMP OPEN AT LEURA STATION

Today I opened a new lift and upgraded facilities at Leura Station making it easier for people with a disability, parents with prams and tourists with luggage to travel on the picturesque Blue Mountains Line. Continue reading

A NEW SISTER PARK FOR JENOLAN CAVES

A historic sister park partnership between The Jenolan Caves Conservation Trust and Zhijindong Caves Global Geopark was recently signed by Bob Conroy, Administrator of the Jenolan Caves Conservation Trust on a visit to the spectacular karst landscape in Guizhou Province in south-west China.  Continue reading