ADJOURNMENT NOTES- JULY EDITION

I doubt the world will ever be the same when we get through the COVID pandemic.Workplaces, economies, communities and indeed families will be irreversibly reshaped. Now is a time of the greatest trust in our governments and our elected leaders. It is a testing time for civil society and our concepts of community. Continue reading

MALLARD WELCOMES WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT METRO

The planning approval of the Western Sydney Airport Metro driverless train that will connect the Aerotropolis across Western Sydney to St Marys and beyond is a milestone for the biggest investment and job creation project in NSW. Continue reading

LET'S GET VACCINATED!

Jesper and I are nearly fully Astra-Zeneca immunised. My parents completed their vaccinations weeks ago all with no side effects. There is plenty of Astra-Zeneca at most GPs. I encourage you to talk to your GP and get the Astra-Zeneca vaccination if they agree. Continue reading

TWO NEW VACCINATION CENTRES OPEN

Two new NSW Health vaccination centres have opened their doors, boosting the NSW Government’s contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout. Continue reading

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT AMENDMENT (INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTIONS) BILL 2021 VIRTUAL HEARING

Legislative Council Portfolio Committee 7 (Environment and Planning) is holding a virtual hearing into the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Infrastructure Contributions) Bill 2021 which seeks to implement the recommendations made by the NSW Productivity Commission following its Review of Infrastructure Contributions in December 2020, which were accepted in full by the NSW Government in March 2021. Continue reading

COVID-19 FIGHTING FUND TO PROTECT BUSINESSES, SAVE JOBS AND SUPPORT NSW THROUGH LOCKDOWN

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced a comprehensive economic support package worth billions of dollars aimed at helping businesses and people right across the state fight through the current COVID-19 lockdown. Continue reading

NEW PHASE OF THE VACCINE ROLLOUT IN NSW

The NSW Government will enhance its contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout to ensure maximum uptake both now, and as more supplies arrive. Continue reading

COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE- 9 JULY 2021

Given the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Continue reading

OLD MEETS NEW AT KATOOMBA COURTHOUSE

I welcome this historic funding announcement by Attorney General Mark Speakman of significant upgrades to Katoomba Courthouse. For decades Labor has taken the Blue Mountains for granted but yet again we witness a Liberal government making serious investments in both our local heritage but equally important a pillar of our local legal system. Continue reading

NEW BUSHFIRE RECOVERY FUNDING FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC REBUILD IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

11 projects, worth over $12 million, have been approved under stage 2 of the Morrison and Berejiklian Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (BLER), continuing the long-term recovery effort from the 2019-20 bushfires in the Blue Mountains. Continue reading