Take The Challenge! – Launch Of Money Stuff 2014

Member for Heathcote, Lee Evans today launched the 2014 Money Stuff Challenge and encouraged high school students in years 8-10 in the Heathcote Electorate to get involved. The Money Stuff Challenge is a fun, educational competition that teaches high school students about consumer rights and responsibilities. Mr Evans said a cash prize pool of up to $14,000 was on offer for fun and creative messages about consumer issues including scams, how to manage money or how to avoid the debt … [Read more...]

Liberal MP’s For Shovel Ready F6

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A public campaign has been launched to advance the long awaited F6 extension in southern Sydney by myself and my colleagues Mark Coure MP (Member for Oatley),John Flowers MP (Member for Rockdale), Melanie Gibbons MP (Member for Menai), Shelley Hancock MP (Member for South Coast), Mark Speakman SC MP (Member for Cronulla) and Gareth Ward MP (Member for Kiama). We are calling on the NSW government to allocate sufficient funds in the 2014-15 budget to bring planning of the F6 extension forward … [Read more...]

$1.75M Construction And Maintenence For Shire Schools Over Holidays

40 schools in the Sutherland Shire are benefiting from more than $1.75 million in NSW government funding for construction and maintenance projects undertaken during the most recent school holidays. The school holiday period provides the opportunity to repair school facilities, or to start new projects, while students and staff are out of the classroom. While many of these projects are small, they make a big difference to the school environment. The NSW Government has committed over $2.4 … [Read more...]

Anzac Legend Honoured in the Heathcote Electorate

“The Spirit of ANZAC is strong in communities across the Heathcote Electorate”, Lee Evans Member for Heathcote said this week in the lead-up to the national day of remembrance. Mr Evans has again produced an informative eight-page booklet, titled “The Spirit of ANZAC”, which emphasises Australia’s involvement in many theatres of war. The publication also carries a handy reference guide to various ANZAC commemoration services and marches across the electorate. With this year marking the … [Read more...]

Opal Goes Live For Heathcote Customers Today

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Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the Opal card is now available to train customers on the South Coast Line, marking a significant milestone for public transport in the region. Ms Berejiklian said more than 165,000 public transport customers had already signed up for an Opal card and more than 6.5 million journeys had been taken. “Opal is proving popular and I am really pleased customers are taking advantage of the travel rewards, with more than 1 million free trips now … [Read more...]

Safety Work Continues in Royal National Park

Motorists are advised that due to wet weather work has been extended to reduce the number and severity of crashes on Farnell Avenue and Audley Road in the Royal National Park. Work will now continue until Friday 14 March several weeks later than planned. “The NSW Government provided $470,000 for the project which has been under way since early February,” Mr Evans said. “Roads and Maritime Services will continue final work to install new one metre wide road shoulders to improve safety … [Read more...]

Nominate a senior in the Heathcote Electorate for a 2014 Local Achievement Award

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Do you know a senior with tireless energy and determination? Someone who puts their community and loved ones before themselves and deserves a pat on the back? Minister for Ageing, Minister John Ajaka is encouraging nominations for the 2014 NSW Seniors Week Local Achievement Awards. “Seniors make such an important contribution to their local community,” said Mr Ajaka. “The awards are one way in which each local community can show its appreciation for the talents, skills and generosity of … [Read more...]

Official Launch of “Healthy Heathcote” for 2014

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“Healthy Heathcote” evolved from an idea that Lee Evans’ had when he was told by his doctor that he must lose weight. He knew he’d need to make lifestyle changes and the more he talked to others, the more he realised that many people faced the same challenges he did. Through discussions over a number of months Lee formulated a pilot program, a first for NSW with an aim to encourage and motivate a whole community to get active, try something new and link with others to achieve their health and … [Read more...]

Community Building Partnerships announced for Heathcote

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Lee Evans Member for Heathcote today announced that 13 community projects across the Heathcote Electorate would receive $200,000 for infrastructure upgrades and refurbishment. “We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful community groups and initiatives in Heathcote and I am proud that the NSW Government has been able to provide this much needed support,” Mr Evans said. “Successful applicants this year range from $50,000 for the refurbishment the Wesley Mission’s LifeSkills Centre for … [Read more...]