Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, and Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, today launched the $5 million Local Government Skills Strategy.
The Local Government Skills Strategy will be piloted in four NSW regions – the Namoi (New England), Illawarra, Northern Rivers, Central West (Orange and surrounds) – as well as in Western Sydney.Read more
Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has today issued a Safety Warning Notice for owners and repairers of Polaris youth quad bikes which may contain asbestos.
Acting on advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Mr McCormack said the Notice advises consumers to check their youth quad bikes to ensure the safety of those who use them.Read more
Local Aboriginal community groups have received grants from the NSW Government to help fund NAIDOC Week activities, local member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries is pleased to announce.
“NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of Aboriginal people here in Barwon and right across the country,” Mr Humphries said.Read more
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless today announced $49.93 million would be spent in Orange Electorate to continue building and improving our road, maritime and freight infrastructure, tackling congestion and reducing travel times, boosting freight productivity and making NSW roads and waterways safer.
“This Budget balances the NSW Government’s commitments to people living in both regional and metropolitan areas of the state,” Mr Colless said.Read more
I am excited to watch the NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, deliver the first budget of the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government in Parliament this week.
This budget will see one of the greatest investments in regional infrastructure in the State’s history. Not only in roads and rail but sports fields, schools, hospitals, cultural facilities and regional amenities. Every region and every town will benefit.Read more
With 80 per cent of Australia’s population within 12 hours by road or rail of the Central West and Orana belt, the boosting the region is a key priority for the Nationals.
Last week the NSW Government released its Central West and Orana Regional Plan, which was developed to facilitate the projected shape and demographics of the region in 2036. The Plan outlined four broad goals: a diverse economy, healthy environment, vibrant communities and quality infrastructure. With this locally targeted and goal orientated plan for the heartland of our State, there has never been a better time to be a proud resident of the Central West and Orana.Read more
Tweed Heads made headlines around NSW last week with the announcement that a state-of-the-art, $534 million hospital is on the cards for the booming community.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest was joined by Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Treasurer Dominic Perrot to announce hospital which is the biggest project the area has seen in decades.Read more
The green and gold kangaroo symbol is once again king and any products with the label are now guaranteed to be 100 per cent guaranteed Aussie made. The introduction of the clear and precise Country of Origin Labelling system now gives consumers real power in the supermarket and can direct where their dollars go.
The changes mean imported goods will no longer be able to masquerade as Australian simply because they were packed or processed here. Products that are predominantly made in Australia will now feature an accompanying bar chart, to show consumers how much of the product is made with Australian ingredients.Read more
It has been a whirlwind few months in the Police and Emergency Services portfolios. I am excited for the Liberals & Nationals’ 2017-2018 Budget to be handed down tomorrow, which delivers significant investments in vital law enforcement and emergency services infrastructure right across regional NSW.
In March, the NSW Police Force welcomed a new Commissioner. The successful candidate, Mick Fuller APM, has taken to his new role with great aplomb. Mick has impressed us all with his straight-talking, no-nonsense approach and his unwavering commitment to community safety.Read more
Under the current Government, TAFE NSW has well and truly entered the 21st century as a leader in tertiary education.
In Young, the $10.4 million redeveloped was opened by Nationals Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall and local Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson. The redevelopment has established critical infrastructure in key growth areas such as early childhood education and health and aged care – both fields with high job growth in the regions.Read more