I will continue to focus on the Shoalhaven River Crossing, and funding resolutions for the Princes Highway, working alongside my state colleagues for the entire length of that highway.
Recently my state colleagues offered to lobby for the funds to maintain the historic Nowra Bridge, I truly hope they are successful, just imagine if you could have a better aligned highway more state and federal funding, fewer accidents and an international invitation for tourists to visit.
I w...onder if the south coast councils and state government members would consider developing a vision for our highway our future , the ‘Grand Pacific Drive’ could be such a vision for our region, not just a road of strategic importance but one that doubles up and takes visitors to all our villages.
I encouraged state members, local councillors and the community to get on board with the Grand Pacific Drive, because right now it finishes where the Bolong Road meets the Princes Highway.
We in Gilmore can achieve terrific outcomes; we should work on this together.
#Rheinmetall, #BlueScope and #Bisalloy Steel have signed a teaming agreement which could see the delivery of a range of products and services to support the manufacture of the Land 400 Phase 2 and BOXER CRV in Australia.
This local announcement has re-ignited the steel production industry in Port Kembla.
The fact that the region, with its local manufacturing capabilities and skilled workforce could soon be supplying quality specialised steel will no doubt see the creation of new jobs, and a strengthened economy.
Volunteers are the heart of our community – from fighting fires, to raising money for local sport and caring for our most vulnerable, to inspiring others to also volunteer.
If you are a volunteer, then I encourage you to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. To learn more click the link...
The #cashlessdebitcard cannot and should not be summarily dismissed. That would effectively be turning our
backs on the communities who are plagued by drug and alcohol addiction and gambling abuse. The cashless debit card has been in operation in Ceduna, South Australia and in the #Kimberley in Western Australia since April 2016, and is planned for introduction into the #WesternAustralian #Goldfields, and #Bundaberg and #HerveyBay from early this year. It was introduced with the support of the local leaders to combat the excessive welfare fuelled alcohol abuse in particular.
Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs
There is no shortage of examples of #Indigenous people who have worked hard to achieve significant education
and employment outcomes, often overcoming substantial disadvantage to do so.
However, the persistent gap in attendance and #education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
We set out to find out what works, what doesn't, and to learn about the barriers and circumstances that are
hindering Indigenous students in their educational outcomes.
For more on the report findings, please view the presentation.
Journey of Charity are hosting a cricket charity match to raise money for the Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia. You can donate to this wonderful cause supported by local Michael Davey, just as I have!
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that occurs when meningococcal bacteria from the throat or nose ‘invades’ the body. The consequences are devastating for individuals and for their families.
A new vaccine (#Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added to the National Immunisation Program ahead of the next peak #Meningococcal season which, based on previous years, is expected to be in the second half of the year.
Do you agree with vaccination? let me know below...
The Shoalhaven Women's Health Centre assist women and children in need and I was able to donate back to school packs for primary and high school students. If you would like to donate school resources for local students, please visit the Centre located at McGrath Avenue, Nowra.
Congratulations to Tegan Burt, Tori Chittick, Kimberley Cotterill, Taylor Lynch and Holly Schornegg for entering this year’s Berry Show competition.
The winner will represent Berry Show Society at the zone finals in March and if successful will be a guest of the Royal Agricultural Society at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in April.
Well done Therese for their performance!...
For seven days in February our very own #Australian Snow Sculpture Team direct from Jervis Bay, #Shoalhaven will work to create a sculpture purely out of a 3m x 3m block of compress snow, under extreme weather conditions with heavy snowfalls up to 30cm a day and average temperature of -5°C to -20°C degrees...pretty impressive hey!
Great to have the newly refurbished #JamberooPublicPool 💦 now open to the local community. The federally funded upgrades included two changing areas complete with showers and toilets, repairs to the pipe works and pool deck, and a new mobility-assist chair and ramp that will help the elderly and people with disabilities to get into and out of the pool.
A big thanks to the Minister for Regional Development John McVeigh for his support, the #KiamaMunicipalCouncil for co-coordinating the works and to all those who attended the big day 😁
It’s back to school, so please take care on our roads and slow down in school zones.
To all our #Gilmore students returning to school, all the best in 2018.
To our first graders, be brave and have a fun and enjoyable day. (This includes our Mums and Dads too!)
Attention all #Gilmore residents, local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups and non-government organisations.
I need your help to fight the Drug and Alcohol scourge. If you or someone you know want to join me in battling this terrible issue then apply now by following the link! If you know someone who you think can help, then please tag them and or share this post.