Fallen Officers Honoured On National Police Rememberance Day

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I encourage the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers this Friday 29 September for National Police Remembrance Day. A special ceremony will be held in Sydney at 9am at the Police Wall of Remembrance, The Domain. Every year we gather to remember the men and women who dedicated their lives to the safety of others. Our police officers go to work day in and day out not knowing what they will confront in the line of duty, or whether they will return … [Read more...]

Premier Visits Helensburgh

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  Premier Berejiklian joined me today to meet with business owners and families in Helensburgh to discuss the Government’s Energy Bill Relief package. This energy relief package will help people struggling with increasing power prices to save hundreds of dollars a year, and help small businesses access discounts to upgrade inefficient equipment. The Energy Bill Relief package will increase all energy rebates by 20 per cent, while the discounts on energy efficient appliances could … [Read more...]

Youth In Heathcote Encouraged To Apply For The NSW Youth Advisory Council

  Applications for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are now open. The NSW YAC has a statutory role to advise the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as monitor and evaluate youth-related policies and legislation. Council members are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences. The NSW YAC provides an important avenue for children and young people in the local area to have a say on Government policies and programs. I encourage … [Read more...]

Honour Exceptional Grandparents and Older People

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Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards and the inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition. I am asking for nominations for stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families and the community. Whether you’re a grandchild or someone who is simply thankful for a grandparent or older person who makes a difference, then nominate them today. The opening of this year’s award nominations coincides with the launch of an … [Read more...]

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE LOCAL FISH HABITATS

Community groups, local councils and individuals can apply for funding to improve local fish habitats through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program. Small grants up to $2,000 and large grants up to $40,000 are now available for community groups, councils and individuals. The NSW Government is investing over half a million dollars in funding from recreational fishing fees to improve creeks, rivers, estuaries and surrounding areas across the state. Since 2009, the NSW Government … [Read more...]

Retirement Village Reforms To Protect Heathcote Residents

Heathcote retirement village residents will benefit from a new package of reforms recently announced by the state government. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the package includes a four-point plan that will put consumers first and protect residents from potentially dodgy practices. “Retirees have worked hard their whole life so I’ll be coming down on any operators who have not complied with the law,” he said. This plan will put consumers first by making contracts more … [Read more...]

Heathcote Residents Ready to “Return and Earn”

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Exchange for Change and TOMRA-Cleanaway have been appointed to head NSW’s “Return and Earn” 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme due to roll out in December. The landmark agreements will see Exchange for Change and TOMRA-Cleanaway appointed as the Scheme Coordinator and Network Operator respectively. This is the biggest initiative to tackle litter in the state’s history – it will be easy to use, accessible and good for the environment. It will make a huge difference to the amount of rubbish on … [Read more...]

“Keep Looking When Cooking” for a fire safe kitchen

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Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended? To help prevent kitchen fires, Fire & Rescue NSW has released the Keep Looking When Cooking mini mag. Available in cafés, bars, community centres and other locations all over NSW, it features a great collection of recipes from firefighters that will give you the answer to that perennial question – “What’s for dinner tonight?” The Keep Looking When Cooking … [Read more...]