The Bromhead Brief from Myall Lakes MP, Stephen Bromhead
Where has the year gone, it’s hard to believe that we are half way through November already and it’s not going to slow up as we head into Christmas.
Earlier this year I hosted the Prostate Cancer Awareness Family Fun Day, an annual event where I bring together local Men’s Sheds, Entertainment, Vintage Car Displays, Emergency Services Displays, Raffles, Auctions and Market Stalls along with a Lions BBQ and Devonshire Tea by the CWA.
Over the last few years, I’m proud to have raised awareness and over $25,000 for this very important cause.
The Parliamentary schedule has seen a number of social issues debated before the years end, we all have our own personal views on these issues but as the Member for Myall Lakes it’s the communities views I want to represent, so I’ve initiated community feedback through my website on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill and also Medicinal Cannabis.
I’m pleased to report that the new MidCoast Council is delivering great results for the region and as the newly elected council takes their place I’d like to thank outgoing Administrator John Turner for his leadership throughout the transition.
In August, I started a community petition calling on the Government to commit $50 million to partner with MidCoast Council in delivering a $100 million roads package over the next four years. This would go a long way to clearing the current roads and bridges backlog.
As a former Nurse, Manning Base Hospital and health services are a high priority for my community. Stage One is well underway with a purpose-built Oncology and Renal Dialysis centre underway and a new multi-storey car park already open but the jobs not done and I am fighting for the funding to carry out Stage Two of the master-planned redevelopment.
The Myall Lakes electorate encompasses not only coastal communities like Forster Tuncurry but many wonderful community spirited country villages, like Wingham, Killabakh and Marlee and it's with pleasure I report that never before has Regional NSW received as much funding as it is today.
Through funding programs like Community Building Partnerships, Stronger Communities and the $2.3 Billion Regional Growth Fund announced by John Barilaro, I am able to partner with sporting clubs, showgrounds and community hall committees to rebuild infrastructure that has been neglected for so long.
It certainly is a great time to stand proud as a member of The Nationals.
Can I finish by congratulating Katrina Hodgkinson and Adrian Piccoli on their service to the electorates of Cootamundra and Murray, they have been great Parliamentarians and we can all be proud of their contribution to our party and in making NSW Number One again.