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

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. The latest COVID outbreak in New South Wales has been a quickly evolving situation due to the Delta strain and it being a highly contagious variant.  Continue reading

MORE THAN $1 BILLION COMMITTED TO THE BRADFIELD CITY CENTRE

This morning I joined the Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dom Perrottet and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres in my new role as Parliamentary Secretary for the Aerotropolis to announce $1billion in funding for the infrastructure to support the CBD of the third Sydney city of Bradfield. This investment will anchor the private sector high tech and innovative industry investment in the city. Continue reading

GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE POWERING AHEAD

Construction on the game-changing Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow is on track to start next year, with the Australian and New South Wales Governments now committing funding towards congestion-busting improvements to the journey over the Blue Mountains. Continue reading

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE AEROTROPOLIS

I am proud to have been chosen as Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and the Aerotropolis. One of the key objectives of the Berejiklian Government is its record infrastructure investment right across the state and supporting jobs through targeted stimulus measures. Continue reading

ELECTED AS GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE UPPER HOUSE

I'm honoured to have been elected by my Parliamentary colleagues to the position of Government Whip in the Legislative Council. Continue reading

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROFESSIONALS AWARDS NIGHT

Always a pleasure to mix with local government. It was great to represent Minister Shelley Hancock MP at the Local Government Professionals awards night. In my welcome remarks I made the point that 48,000 professionals across the state deliver the essential services of local government and now more important than ever, as we deal with the many challenges from the pandemic to bush fires and floods! Continue reading

VISIT TO NEPEAN BLUE MOUNTAINS VACCINATION HUB

I was privileged to represent the Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and inspect the COVID-19 vaccine hub for the Nepean Blue Mountains Area Health Service in Kingswood. Continue reading