WESTERN SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Great to represent Minister Stuart Ayres to speak at the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are an opportunity to showcase Greater Western Sydney businesses. Continue reading

WESTERN SYDNEY SMART FUTURE TURBOCHARGED

Sydney’s Western Parkland City is set to become Australia’s biggest hyper-connected, future-focussed Smart City with the release of the Smart Western City Program at the NSW Smart Places Summit. Continue reading

HERITAGE ACT INQUIRY FULLY VIRTUAL HEARING

Working from home with the first fully virtual NSW Legislative Council inquiry into the NSW Heritage Act 1977. As it is the first fully virtual hearing it will not be broadcast live on the Parliaments website. Continue reading

CERTAINTY FOR THE COMMUNITY AS RESTRICTIONS ADJUSTED AND VACCINES RAMPED UP

Given low vaccination rates, the current stay at home orders will remain in place for another four weeks (until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am) across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Continue reading

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