EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF PACKAGE

I welcome the NSW Government’s $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package announced today which will help farmers right across New South Wales. This package now takes the Government’s drought support to more than $1 billion, with $584 million announced in June 2018. Continue reading

AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE BUILDING CONFERENCE RECEIVES $26,000 NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT

I was pleased to present the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise Chairman, Donald Luscombe (pictured centre) and CEO Bernard Fehon (right) with a $26,000 grant on behalf of Minister for Tourism Adam Marshall to assist running the Australian Bushfire Conference in the Blue Mountains later this year.  Continue reading

SNEEK PEEK INSIDE THE NEW INTERCITY TRAINS

Last week Minister Constance took commuters on a tour of the new intercity trains set for the Blue Mountains line. The future of intercity rail travel for the Blue Mountains. And opposed by Labor’s Trish Doyle MP. Continue reading

The NSW Budget Building for Tomorrow, Delivering for Today

Today the NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet delivered the state budget with a headline of a $3.9 billion surplus and negative state debt (i.e. cash positive). This magnificent budget is a complete turnaround on what we inherited in 2011 and is a credit to fiscal discipline and reformist zeal of the Berejiklian, Baird and O’Farrell governments.  Continue reading

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