Tweed-Brunswick’s koala population has received a boost with the NSW Government purchasing 100 hectares of koala habitat in Pottsville to help secure the population, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest and the Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.
The 100 hectares is adjacent to Tweed Shire Council land which connects to Cudgen Nature Reserve at the northern end of the Koala Beach residential estate.Read more
Nationals Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has announced the NSW Government has approved a new 400,000 panel solar farm to be built near Armidale.
The $130 million project is set to produce 100 megawatts of power – enough to keep the lights on in tens of thousands of homes.
With other renewable projects rolling out in Glenn Innes, Moree and Inverell, the Northern Tablelands under Adam’s leadership, is fast becoming one of our State’s renewable energy hubs.Read more
This week saw another significant milestone for the Regional Growth Fund, with the opening of the $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund.
The Growing Local Economies Fund, the biggest of the six funds that make up the Regional Growth Fund, represents a new approach to funding projects in regional and rural areas.Read more
The Nationals have proved once again they are the champions for small business. This time changing the Competition and Consumer Act to ensure that larger companies can no longer use their weight or market share to harm smaller competitors.
Labor failed the 3.2 million small businesses around the country by opposing the changes and siding instead with big businesses who use their size and union-like tactics to bully others out of the market place.Read more
Earlier this year the North Coast was shocked by a serious flooding which left towns in the community stranded, shop fronts closed and homes destroyed.
State and Federal Governments both helped aid the cost of repair through a series of grants and are now looking to further assist. This time however, it will be in a slightly different capacity announcing the activation of a $2.1 million Community Recovery Fund to help those struggling emotionally.Read more
With the help of so many in the Cowper electorate, I was able to shine the light on the importance of organ donation. Alongside 40 motorcycle riders we commenced our journey from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie to increase awareness of during DonateLife Week 2017. Lions Club members were out and about across the region manning stalls in the major shopping centres around Cowper getting the word out.
With only one in three Australians signing up with the Australian Organ Donor Register, and more than 1,400 Australians waiting for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant, my aim for DonateLife Week 2017 was simply to raise awareness and get people to sign up as registered donors.Read more
The 2017-18 NSW Budget put our cops back a top of the agenda, providing substantial support for regional police, rolling out millions in funding for new and redeveloping police stations.
Contrary to misleading statements from Labor supporters, the police stations currently under development are fully funded in the Budget to the tune of $41 million allowing our officers to work from state-of-the-art complexes and focus on keeping our community safe.Read more
The NSW Government will strengthen laws concerning stock theft, trespass and illegal hunting following a review of the current law by former NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Steve Bradshaw.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said the Bradshaw Review identified a number of areas for improvement in responding to rural crime from both an operational and legislative perspective.Read more
Local residents in the Laurieton area are celebrating the completion of an upgrade to the Queens Lake Foreshore Trail.
A new all-weather boardwalk, which extends 150 metres, will bridge the area between the Queens Lake Retirement Village and Henry Kendall Reserve whilst also providing an observation deck complete with seating.Read more