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

BLUE MOUNTAINS BUSHFIRE ROUND TABLE WITH MINISTER PAYNE

I joined a Blue Mountains business round table convened by Minister Marise Payne to discuss further Federal (and State) support for businesses impacted by the bush fires. This is a follow up on the Federal Business Package recently announced. The overwhelming messages were support to bring tourists back to the Mountains and interim support for businesses to keep their staff employed as business recovers. Continue reading