One of the Government’s most popular funding initiatives is back again with applications now open for community groups, councils and other local organisations.
This year the Community Building Partnership received another $28 million in the NSW Budget to support grassroots projects developed and delivered by local groups such as sporting clubs, men’s sheds, CWA branches, Campdraft and Rodeo Societies, charities, community preschools, memorial projects, restoration and support groups.Read more
Landcare and resource management projects achieving on the ground results were the subject of a visit by the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, when they visited a property near Gravesend in the North West region of NSW.
Mr Coulton said it is exciting to see firsthand the local Landcare and natural resource management projects making a real difference for farmers and landowners in the Electorate of Parkes.Read more
The rapid expansion of NBN's popular fixed wireless network for rural Australia continues with 31 towers having been turned on in June and another 14 expected to go live in July, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said today.
Fixed wireless towers will serve up to six per cent of Australians, mostly in smaller towns and rural areas.Read more
Stephen Bromhead today urged people living in the Myall Lakes to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.
“There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues. That’s why the government is working on the state’s first Women’s Strategy to tackle these issues,” Mr Bromhead said.Read more
The NSW Government has today published reports revealing communities’ palliative care priorities, which will help shape improvements to services across the state.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health Leslie Williams said the NSW Government had listened to communities’ views on palliative care services at nine regional roundtables across NSW and will be asking the public to provide further feedback in a discussion paper.Read more
Minster for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced $638,741 in funding for projects that will enhance bushfire mitigation in NSW.
Minister Keenan said the funding will be provided under the Commonwealth’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme, $4 million of which has been made available to NSW, to better prepare communities from the threat of bushfires.Read more
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, today visited a local farm in the Central Tablelands to see Landcare and resource management projects in action.
Minister Hartsuyker said the National Landcare Program was a demonstration of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting strong natural resource management, as he toured a first-class example of land preservation and enhancement on the property near Bathurst.Read more
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, today visited MSM Milling in Central West NSW to see Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) changes in action, well ahead of the deadline.
Minister Hartsuyker said it was terrific to see a well-known Australian-owned business taking ownership of the changes before the 1 July 2018 deadline when the new labels become mandatory.Read more