HAVE YOUR SAY ON PROPOSAL TO RAISE WARRAGAMBA DAM WALL FOR FLOOD MITIGATION

Community members are encouraged to have their say on the proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation. Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposal to raise the dam wall for flood mitigation is now on public exhibition. Continue reading

NEW WESTERN SYDNEY NATIONAL PARK TO LEAD FIGHT AGAINST EXTINCTION

Quolls, bettongs and the brush-tailed phascogale are just some of the locally extinct species making their historic return to a new National Park and feral predator-free area in western Sydney. Continue reading

NEW $5 BILLION WESTINVEST FUND TO REJUVENATE WESTERN SYDNEY COMMUNITIES AND BOOST JOBS

A new $5 billion investment by the NSW Government will help secure a brighter future for western and south-western Sydney families and residents, helping build new and improved facilities and local infrastructure to help communities hit hard by COVID-19. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new WestInvest Fund would focus on projects that make a real difference to quality of life, help create jobs in the process, and change the face of Western Sydney for the better. Continue reading

NSW PARLIAMENT TO RESUME WHEN SAFE TO DO SO

I’m disappointed that today the Labor opposition, Greens, One Nation, Shooters party and Animal Justice have used their numbers to pull a dangerous irresponsible political stunt and forced the Legislative Council to sit contrary to health guidance for the state. Continue reading

HISTORIC BLUE MOUNTAINS TUNNEL A STEP CLOSER

Plans to build Australia’s longest road tunnel between Blackheath and Little Hartley are powering ahead, with a major contract awarded for the environmental assessment. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said AECOM Australia had been selected in a competitive tender process to work on the proposed 11-kilometre tunnel, a central component of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow.  Continue reading

ZERO EXTINCTIONS TARGET SET FOR NSW NATIONAL PARKS

Koalas, rock wallabies and the Nightcap Oak are some of the iconic species set to be protected under an historic National Parks plan to declare 221 sites as Assets of Intergenerational Significance (AIS) and set a target of zero extinctions of species on the NSW National Park estate. Continue reading

PLATYPUS TO RETURN TO THE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Environment Minister Matt Kean has today announced that after being absent for over half a century, the iconic platypus is set to make its return to The Royal National Park just south of Sydney. Continue reading

LET'S DO THIS- COVID VACCINATION

The only way out of lockdown and unlocking Australia is vaccination. So far over 70% of people in NSW have had for one dose vaccine. This is a tremendous feat in a short amount of time and is one of the fastest rates of vaccination in the world.  Continue reading

RFS AND SES MEMBERS SUPPORTING THEIR COMMUNITIES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

  Volunteers and staff from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) are stepping up to assist health officials with the infrastructure and logistics needed to fight the current Delta strain of COVID-19 in multiple locations across the State, including Dubbo and Wilcannia. Continue reading

COOEE CALL IN A COVID CRISIS

I recently wrote to Premier Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard encouraging the formation of a COVID citizens volunteer corps.  Continue reading