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COVID-19 Daily Update

Click the link below to access all COVID-19 press conferences and video updates. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx Click the link below for recent COVID-19 case information in NSW. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx

COVID-19 Daily Update

Click the link below to access all COVID-19 press conferences and video updates. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx Click the link below for recent COVID-19 case information in NSW. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-nsw.aspx

NEW VISION FOR FRENCHS FOREST

A reinvigorated vibrant town centre, 2000 new homes, road upgrades and more public space form a 20-year vision to support the future growth of Frenchs Forest. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes today released the Frenchs Forest Place Strategy for public consultation, saying it set out what was needed to support a predicted […]

NEW VISION FOR FRENCHS FOREST

A reinvigorated vibrant town centre, 2000 new homes, road upgrades and more public space form a 20-year vision to support the future growth of Frenchs Forest. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes today released the Frenchs Forest Place Strategy for public consultation, saying it set out what was needed to support a predicted […]

BRAD HAZZARD ENCOURAGES PARENTS AND CARERS TO BOOK IN FOR FREE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Parents, carers and community members supporting young people experiencing mental health challenges can register to attend a free mental health workshop hosted by headspace, thanks to a $1.2 million investment by the NSW Government. Brad Hazzard, Member for Wakehurst, said the workshops will help parents and carers better understand the unique challenges facing young people […]

BRAD HAZZARD ENCOURAGES PARENTS AND CARERS TO BOOK IN FOR FREE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Parents, carers and community members supporting young people experiencing mental health challenges can register to attend a free mental health workshop hosted by headspace, thanks to a $1.2 million investment by the NSW Government. Brad Hazzard, Member for Wakehurst, said the workshops will help parents and carers better understand the unique challenges facing young people […]

STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD

Given the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding […]

STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD

Given the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding […]

STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD

Given the ongoing cases of community transmission and following updated health advice, the current lockdown will be extended for another week until 11:59pm on Friday, 16 July. The same restrictions currently in place across both Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour and regional NSW will remain in place until this […]

STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD

Given the ongoing cases of community transmission and following updated health advice, the current lockdown will be extended for another week until 11:59pm on Friday, 16 July. The same restrictions currently in place across both Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour and regional NSW will remain in place until this […]

$1 MILLION REWARD FOR INFORMATION INTO 1979 LUNA PARK FIRE

The NSW Government has announced a $1 million reward for information regarding the 1979 Luna Park fire, which claimed the lives of seven people, including six children. This is the first time a $1 million reward has been offered in relation to the tragedy that occurred 42 years ago. In April this year, following a […]

$1 MILLION REWARD FOR INFORMATION INTO 1979 LUNA PARK FIRE

The NSW Government has announced a $1 million reward for information regarding the 1979 Luna Park fire, which claimed the lives of seven people, including six children. This is the first time a $1 million reward has been offered in relation to the tragedy that occurred 42 years ago. In April this year, following a […]

LATEST INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS FUNDING NOW OPEN

The next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program opens today, with community organisations impacted by COVID-19 encouraged to apply for funding. The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of local community infrastructure. Each year $12.5 million is available for projects across arts and culture, […]

LATEST INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS FUNDING NOW OPEN

The next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program opens today, with community organisations impacted by COVID-19 encouraged to apply for funding. The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of local community infrastructure. Each year $12.5 million is available for projects across arts and culture, […]

WAKEHURST COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

Local organisations in Wakehurst can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said today. Mr Hazzard said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round. “$12.5 million […]

WAKEHURST COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR NSW GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

Local organisations in Wakehurst can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said today. Mr Hazzard said the impacts of COVID-19 are still being widely felt and support for struggling community organisations will remain a priority for this latest round. “$12.5 million […]

FREE PET REGISTRATION FOR RESCUE ANIMALS

The NSW Government today announced free lifetime pet registration for people who adopt a rescue pet from council pounds and animal shelters to ensure more dogs and cats find a forever home. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said free lifetime pet registration would encourage prospective pet owners to ‘adopt not shop’ for a dog […]

FREE PET REGISTRATION FOR RESCUE ANIMALS

The NSW Government today announced free lifetime pet registration for people who adopt a rescue pet from council pounds and animal shelters to ensure more dogs and cats find a forever home. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said free lifetime pet registration would encourage prospective pet owners to ‘adopt not shop’ for a dog […]

MASS VACCINATION ROLLOUT BOOST

The NSW Government will establish two new mass vaccination centres, plus a large clinic in the heart of the city in preparation for a larger supply of Pfizer vaccines, boosting the NSW contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout. The new sites add to the NSW Health 100 vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the […]

MASS VACCINATION ROLLOUT BOOST

The NSW Government will establish two new mass vaccination centres, plus a large clinic in the heart of the city in preparation for a larger supply of Pfizer vaccines, boosting the NSW contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout. The new sites add to the NSW Health 100 vaccination clinics and outreach locations across the […]

NSW PHARMACIES TO JOIN VACCINE ROLLOUT

Twenty-two pharmacies across regional and rural NSW will begin administering the AstraZeneca jab as part of a pilot program, in another boost to the vaccine rollout. The first pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in NSW will be available from mid-July for people 60 and over and are located where access to a GP or […]

NSW PHARMACIES TO JOIN VACCINE ROLLOUT

Twenty-two pharmacies across regional and rural NSW will begin administering the AstraZeneca jab as part of a pilot program, in another boost to the vaccine rollout. The first pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in NSW will be available from mid-July for people 60 and over and are located where access to a GP or […]

COVID CHECK-IN MANDATE EXPANDED

Use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July. Expanding the mandate would give NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms and offices. I support this decision, which is about […]

COVID CHECK-IN MANDATE EXPANDED

Use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July. Expanding the mandate would give NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms and offices. I support this decision, which is about […]

TENNIS IN OUR ELECTORATE BENEFITS FROM ATP CUP LEGACY FUND GRANTS

Tennis in our electorate has received a boost following the awarding of grants in Round 2 of the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund. The NSW Government, in partnership with Tennis NSW, is investing $2.4 million over three years to ensure community tennis benefits from NSW hosting the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena. I […]

TENNIS IN OUR ELECTORATE BENEFITS FROM ATP CUP LEGACY FUND GRANTS

Tennis in our electorate has received a boost following the awarding of grants in Round 2 of the NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund. The NSW Government, in partnership with Tennis NSW, is investing $2.4 million over three years to ensure community tennis benefits from NSW hosting the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena. I […]

MAJOR NEW COVID-19 SUPPORT PACKAGE

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The package includes grants of between $5,000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, an […]

MAJOR NEW COVID-19 SUPPORT PACKAGE

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The package includes grants of between $5,000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, an […]

LATEST COVID RESTRICTIONS

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing […]

LATEST COVID RESTRICTIONS

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing […]

NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR GREATER SYDNEY

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney from 4pm today for one week. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, the following restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney, the Central […]

NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR GREATER SYDNEY

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney from 4pm today for one week. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, the following restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney, the Central […]

Top Gong for Dee Why RSL Club

Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) Club’s strong ongoing support of Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB) was recognised at the 2021 Clubs and Community Awards, when DYRSL was announced the winner in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category. The awards highlight the outstanding contributions made by clubs in local communities.  DYRSL’s support of our veteran community is […]

Top Gong for Dee Why RSL Club

Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) Club’s strong ongoing support of Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB) was recognised at the 2021 Clubs and Community Awards, when DYRSL was announced the winner in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category. The awards highlight the outstanding contributions made by clubs in local communities.  DYRSL’s support of our veteran community is […]

NSW GOVERNMENT BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN WOMEN’S SPORT

The NSW Government today awarded more than $640,000 for programs to get more women and girls involved in sport. The grants were awarded to 17 sports for 24 projects to increase participation, promote leadership and encourage inclusivity. Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the NSW Government was levelling the playing field for women’s sport. “Women’s […]

NSW GOVERNMENT BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN WOMEN’S SPORT

The NSW Government today awarded more than $640,000 for programs to get more women and girls involved in sport. The grants were awarded to 17 sports for 24 projects to increase participation, promote leadership and encourage inclusivity. Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the NSW Government was levelling the playing field for women’s sport. “Women’s […]

$356 MILLION TO TACKLE PLASTICS AND WASTE

Plastics like single-use lightweight bags, cotton-buds, straws and stirrers will be phased out, and green bins for food and organic waste will be rolled out across the state, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive plastics plan and waste strategy. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said more than $356 million will be invested over five years to […]

$356 MILLION TO TACKLE PLASTICS AND WASTE

Plastics like single-use lightweight bags, cotton-buds, straws and stirrers will be phased out, and green bins for food and organic waste will be rolled out across the state, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive plastics plan and waste strategy. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said more than $356 million will be invested over five years to […]

NSW GOVERNMENT TO APPOINT PROPERTY SERVICES COMMISSIONER

The NSW Government has taken a significant step towards better supporting consumers and the property services industry by announcing it will appoint a Property Services Commissioner. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the new Commissioner will join the Property Services Expert Panel and is the next step in the NSW Government’s commitment […]

NSW GOVERNMENT TO APPOINT PROPERTY SERVICES COMMISSIONER

The NSW Government has taken a significant step towards better supporting consumers and the property services industry by announcing it will appoint a Property Services Commissioner. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the new Commissioner will join the Property Services Expert Panel and is the next step in the NSW Government’s commitment […]

BIG WIN FOR WAKEHURST COMMUNITY WITH DINE & DISCOVER EXTENDED TO JULY 31

The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover initiative will be extended by a month to give people in more time to use all of their vouchers eating out or trying a new activity this winter, including in the upcoming school holidays. The latest data shows more than 4.23 million people in NSW have downloaded the vouchers […]

BIG WIN FOR WAKEHURST COMMUNITY WITH DINE & DISCOVER EXTENDED TO JULY 31

The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover initiative will be extended by a month to give people in more time to use all of their vouchers eating out or trying a new activity this winter, including in the upcoming school holidays. The latest data shows more than 4.23 million people in NSW have downloaded the vouchers […]

2022 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australia Day Council of NSW are working in conjunction with the National Australia Day Council to promote the Australian of the Year Awards. We encourage you to utilise this media toolkit to promote the 2022 Awards. When developing content, we ask that you consider the following key […]

2022 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australia Day Council of NSW are working in conjunction with the National Australia Day Council to promote the Australian of the Year Awards. We encourage you to utilise this media toolkit to promote the 2022 Awards. When developing content, we ask that you consider the following key […]

SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN WAKEHURST WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

People in Wakehurst with a cognitive impairment who come in contact with the criminal justice system will receive a significant boost following the NSW Government’s $28 million investment in the Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) and a nation-leading court-based diversion program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said this funding will build on the positive independent evaluation […]

SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN WAKEHURST WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

People in Wakehurst with a cognitive impairment who come in contact with the criminal justice system will receive a significant boost following the NSW Government’s $28 million investment in the Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) and a nation-leading court-based diversion program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said this funding will build on the positive independent evaluation […]

CONSENT LAW REFORM

NSW will have strengthened and simplified sexual consent laws under proposed NSW Government reforms designed to protect victim-survivors and educate the community, Brad Hazzard said. Mr Hazzard acknowledged the growing calls from those in Wakehurst for reforms to respond more effectively to the scourge of sexual violence in the Northern Beaches and across the country. […]

CONSENT LAW REFORM

NSW will have strengthened and simplified sexual consent laws under proposed NSW Government reforms designed to protect victim-survivors and educate the community, Brad Hazzard said. Mr Hazzard acknowledged the growing calls from those in Wakehurst for reforms to respond more effectively to the scourge of sexual violence in the Northern Beaches and across the country. […]

MASS VACCINATION CENTRE NOW ADMINISTERING ASTRAZENECA VACCINE

The mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has today started to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine, providing a major boost to the vaccine rollout in NSW as the state surges past a million people protected. The mass vaccination centre joins the other 26 NSW Health hubs that are giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to over 50s, […]

MASS VACCINATION CENTRE NOW ADMINISTERING ASTRAZENECA VACCINE

The mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has today started to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine, providing a major boost to the vaccine rollout in NSW as the state surges past a million people protected. The mass vaccination centre joins the other 26 NSW Health hubs that are giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to over 50s, […]

162 MUSIC VENUES TO RECEIVE BOOST THROUGH $24 MILLION LIVE MUSIC SUPPORT PACKAGE

New South Wales remains the home of live music with 162 live music venues in Sydney and NSW receiving an injection of funds through the NSW Government’s $24 million Live Music Support Package. The program will help assist 85 Sydney venues and 77 regional NSW venues that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions […]

162 MUSIC VENUES TO RECEIVE BOOST THROUGH $24 MILLION LIVE MUSIC SUPPORT PACKAGE

New South Wales remains the home of live music with 162 live music venues in Sydney and NSW receiving an injection of funds through the NSW Government’s $24 million Live Music Support Package. The program will help assist 85 Sydney venues and 77 regional NSW venues that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions […]

EXPANSION OF PFIZER HUBS FOR VACCINE ROLLOUT

The NSW Government is accelerating the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine with 25 Pfizer sites across the state now taking bookings for people aged 40 to 49. 17 of these are in rural and regional NSW. These sites are spread across both Greater Sydney and rural and regional NSW ensuring as many people as possible […]

EXPANSION OF PFIZER HUBS FOR VACCINE ROLLOUT

The NSW Government is accelerating the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine with 25 Pfizer sites across the state now taking bookings for people aged 40 to 49. 17 of these are in rural and regional NSW. These sites are spread across both Greater Sydney and rural and regional NSW ensuring as many people as possible […]

CELEBRATING THE STATE’S VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS

The state’s best and brightest volunteers will be recognised for their dedication and countless hours of community service as part of the 2021 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, with nominations now open. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Mark Speakman said the opening of nominations for the awards coincides with the start of […]

CELEBRATING THE STATE’S VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS

The state’s best and brightest volunteers will be recognised for their dedication and countless hours of community service as part of the 2021 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, with nominations now open. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Mark Speakman said the opening of nominations for the awards coincides with the start of […]

NSW HEALTH BEGINS TO VACCINATE 40-49 YEAR OLDS

Members of the public in the 40 to 49-year-old category have begun to receive the Pfizer vaccine after they were invited to book an appointment. More than 16,000 people aged 40 to 49 have been contacted to make an appointment at Sydney Olympic Park after they registered their interest to receive the Pfizer vaccine. A […]

NSW HEALTH BEGINS TO VACCINATE 40-49 YEAR OLDS

Members of the public in the 40 to 49-year-old category have begun to receive the Pfizer vaccine after they were invited to book an appointment. More than 16,000 people aged 40 to 49 have been contacted to make an appointment at Sydney Olympic Park after they registered their interest to receive the Pfizer vaccine. A […]

FIRE STATIONS OPEN FOR FAMILIES ACROSS NSW DESPITE UNION ACTION

Fire and Rescue NSW’s Open Day activities have gone ahead across the state after Fire Brigade Employee Union (FBEU) Secretary Shane Kennedy backed down on his ban, seeing families welcomed to their local stations. Fire and Rescue NSW has been working closely with NSW Health to ensure all Open Day activities across the State are […]

FIRE STATIONS OPEN FOR FAMILIES ACROSS NSW DESPITE UNION ACTION

Fire and Rescue NSW’s Open Day activities have gone ahead across the state after Fire Brigade Employee Union (FBEU) Secretary Shane Kennedy backed down on his ban, seeing families welcomed to their local stations. Fire and Rescue NSW has been working closely with NSW Health to ensure all Open Day activities across the State are […]

$50 MILLION SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP REGIONAL COMMUNITIES COMBAT MICE PLAGUE

The NSW Government has today announced a $50 million package to offer farmers, households and small businesses assistance to battle the mice plague currently impacting parts of rural and regional NSW. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said free baiting, through free-of-charge grain treatment, would be made available to primary producers, […]

$50 MILLION SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP REGIONAL COMMUNITIES COMBAT MICE PLAGUE

The NSW Government has today announced a $50 million package to offer farmers, households and small businesses assistance to battle the mice plague currently impacting parts of rural and regional NSW. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said free baiting, through free-of-charge grain treatment, would be made available to primary producers, […]

MASS VACCINATION CENTRE OPENS

The mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has opened today with thousands of people booked in to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week. During its first weeks of operation, the Centre will focus on delivering Pfizer vaccinations to priority groups including healthcare workers, emergency services workers as well as quarantine and border workers and […]

MASS VACCINATION CENTRE OPENS

The mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has opened today with thousands of people booked in to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week. During its first weeks of operation, the Centre will focus on delivering Pfizer vaccinations to priority groups including healthcare workers, emergency services workers as well as quarantine and border workers and […]

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business owners and industry groups are encouraged to have their say on how the NSW Government can support small businesses and provide feedback on the Government’s Business Connect advisory program. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would help the NSW Government design future support programs for small business. “Small businesses […]

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business owners and industry groups are encouraged to have their say on how the NSW Government can support small businesses and provide feedback on the Government’s Business Connect advisory program. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would help the NSW Government design future support programs for small business. “Small businesses […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, COVID-19 restrictions will be temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney. The following measures will be effective from midday today, 6 May 2021 (enforceable from 5pm) until 12.01am Monday, 10 May for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, COVID-19 restrictions will be temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney. The following measures will be effective from midday today, 6 May 2021 (enforceable from 5pm) until 12.01am Monday, 10 May for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, […]

WAKEHURST COMMEMORATES ANZAC DAY 2021

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, encourages the community to attend their local Anzac Day Service to honour the service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Force and our Veterans. Mr Hazzard said it is wonderful the local community can commemorate Anzac Day in 2021 in a responsible and safe way. “Anzac Day dawn services and […]

WAKEHURST COMMEMORATES ANZAC DAY 2021

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, encourages the community to attend their local Anzac Day Service to honour the service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Force and our Veterans. Mr Hazzard said it is wonderful the local community can commemorate Anzac Day in 2021 in a responsible and safe way. “Anzac Day dawn services and […]

NSW GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST APPRENTICES

The NSW Government is providing $1.5 million to assist Wakehurst apprentices through the annual Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program, Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard has announced. 100 scholarships worth $15,000 each will support apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship and demonstrate a commitment to a career in vocational education and training. Mr Hazzard […]

NSW GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST APPRENTICES

The NSW Government is providing $1.5 million to assist Wakehurst apprentices through the annual Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program, Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard has announced. 100 scholarships worth $15,000 each will support apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship and demonstrate a commitment to a career in vocational education and training. Mr Hazzard […]

LOCAL SPORTS GET FUNDING BOOST

Sporting organisations in the Wakehurst electorate have received a major boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said the grants would provide essential funds to assist local sporting organisations increase participation, purchase equipment and improve facilities. “Sport is a way of life in […]

LOCAL SPORTS GET FUNDING BOOST

Sporting organisations in the Wakehurst electorate have received a major boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said the grants would provide essential funds to assist local sporting organisations increase participation, purchase equipment and improve facilities. “Sport is a way of life in […]

LOCAL VACCINE ROLLOUT

Monday 22 March 2021 saw the start of phase 1b which includes people aged over 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 55 and adults with underlying medical conditions (subject to proof). Eligible patients will have to book a time to get the COVID vaccine at an eligible GP clinic. People may check their […]

LOCAL VACCINE ROLLOUT

Monday 22 March 2021 saw the start of phase 1b which includes people aged over 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 55 and adults with underlying medical conditions (subject to proof). Eligible patients will have to book a time to get the COVID vaccine at an eligible GP clinic. People may check their […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TO EASE BUT COMPLIANCE MUST INCREASE

A number of COVID-19 restrictions across NSW will be eased as the State continues to move forward in a COVID-Safe way. From 12.01am Monday, 29 March, the following will apply: No caps on weddings and funerals; No restrictions on singing including in places of worship; No restriction on dancing including at weddings and in pubs […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TO EASE BUT COMPLIANCE MUST INCREASE

A number of COVID-19 restrictions across NSW will be eased as the State continues to move forward in a COVID-Safe way. From 12.01am Monday, 29 March, the following will apply: No caps on weddings and funerals; No restrictions on singing including in places of worship; No restriction on dancing including at weddings and in pubs […]

SEEKING COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEE WHY BEACHFRONT

A proposal to enhance outdoor dining and the pedestrian and bicycle user experience at the popular waterfront precinct at The Strand, Dee Why, is being put to residents for consideration. Council is proposing to trial safe, enjoyable and user-friendly spaces along the 220-metre seaside strip with funding awarded by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared […]

SEEKING COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEE WHY BEACHFRONT

A proposal to enhance outdoor dining and the pedestrian and bicycle user experience at the popular waterfront precinct at The Strand, Dee Why, is being put to residents for consideration. Council is proposing to trial safe, enjoyable and user-friendly spaces along the 220-metre seaside strip with funding awarded by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TO EASE AT SCHOOLS

Restrictions in NSW schools will be eased to allow parents back on to school grounds, dancing activities to proceed and singing groups to recommence in a COVID-safe way, the NSW Government announced today. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell announced the following restrictions will be eased on Monday, 8 March 2021: • Parents and caretakers are […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TO EASE AT SCHOOLS

Restrictions in NSW schools will be eased to allow parents back on to school grounds, dancing activities to proceed and singing groups to recommence in a COVID-safe way, the NSW Government announced today. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell announced the following restrictions will be eased on Monday, 8 March 2021: • Parents and caretakers are […]

MRS NAN BOSLER AM – WAKERHUST LOCAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce Mrs Nan Bosler AM as the 2021 Wakehurst Electorate Local Woman of the Year. Mr Hazzard commended Nan on the achievement, acknowledging her extensive voluntary work over many years. “Nan has made a tremendous contribution to our community over the past 50 plus years and continues […]

MRS NAN BOSLER AM – WAKERHUST LOCAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce Mrs Nan Bosler AM as the 2021 Wakehurst Electorate Local Woman of the Year. Mr Hazzard commended Nan on the achievement, acknowledging her extensive voluntary work over many years. “Nan has made a tremendous contribution to our community over the past 50 plus years and continues […]

CLAIM YOUR DINE & DISCOVER NSW VOUCHERS

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR YOUR DINE & DISCOVER NSW VOUCHERS CLICK HERE TO FIND PARTICIPATING DINE & DISCOVER BUSINESSES NEAR YOU More businesses and customers will benefit from the State Government’s Dine & Discover NSW program, with the second phase of the pilot commencing in the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley from […]

CLAIM YOUR DINE & DISCOVER NSW VOUCHERS

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR YOUR DINE & DISCOVER NSW VOUCHERS CLICK HERE TO FIND PARTICIPATING DINE & DISCOVER BUSINESSES NEAR YOU More businesses and customers will benefit from the State Government’s Dine & Discover NSW program, with the second phase of the pilot commencing in the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley from […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED

Restrictions will be eased from 12.01am Friday, 26 February across Greater Sydney and NSW: • 50 visitors will now be allowed in the home; • 30 people allowed to dance at weddings, with rotation on and off the dance floor; • Increased class limits for gyms to 50 people (currently 30) subject to the 4sqm […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED

Restrictions will be eased from 12.01am Friday, 26 February across Greater Sydney and NSW: • 50 visitors will now be allowed in the home; • 30 people allowed to dance at weddings, with rotation on and off the dance floor; • Increased class limits for gyms to 50 people (currently 30) subject to the 4sqm […]

NSW COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM TO BEGIN ON MONDAY

More than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday, 22 February. The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine workers given the Pfizer vaccine – including all workers within quarantine hotels, those screening arrivals at the airport, […]

NSW COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM TO BEGIN ON MONDAY

More than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday, 22 February. The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine workers given the Pfizer vaccine – including all workers within quarantine hotels, those screening arrivals at the airport, […]

VACCINATION FAQ’s

How is the COVID-19 vaccination program being rolled out? The program is scheduled to commence later this month and will be rolled out in progressive phases (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3) with the Pfizer vaccine. The Federal Government asked our state to nominate sites for ‘vaccination hubs’ for the first phase of the roll-out. These […]

VACCINATION FAQ’s

How is the COVID-19 vaccination program being rolled out? The program is scheduled to commence later this month and will be rolled out in progressive phases (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3) with the Pfizer vaccine. The Federal Government asked our state to nominate sites for ‘vaccination hubs’ for the first phase of the roll-out. These […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Restrictions will be eased and the 2sqm rule reintroduced across the Greater Sydney region following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant. The following measures will be effective from 12.01am Friday, 12 February for the Greater Sydney region including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains: • 1 person per 2sqm will […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Restrictions will be eased and the 2sqm rule reintroduced across the Greater Sydney region following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant. The following measures will be effective from 12.01am Friday, 12 February for the Greater Sydney region including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains: • 1 person per 2sqm will […]

WAKEHURST BETTER PREPARED FOR FLOODING

Wakehurst will be better prepared for future flood events after the announcement of $148,000 dollars for a project as part of an additional $2.34 million in funding to assist local councils understand and manage the risk posed by floods. More than eight local councils will benefit from a funding boost as part of the Floodplain […]

WAKEHURST BETTER PREPARED FOR FLOODING

Wakehurst will be better prepared for future flood events after the announcement of $148,000 dollars for a project as part of an additional $2.34 million in funding to assist local councils understand and manage the risk posed by floods. More than eight local councils will benefit from a funding boost as part of the Floodplain […]

THOUSANDS OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY GRADUATES JOIN PUBLIC HOSPITALS

More than 2500 graduate nurses and midwives will start work at about 130 public hospitals and health services from this week, a quarter in rural and regional areas. Health Minister Brad Hazzard extended a warm welcome to the new nursing and midwifery recruits as they embark on their career with NSW Health. “These enthusiastic nursing […]

THOUSANDS OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY GRADUATES JOIN PUBLIC HOSPITALS

More than 2500 graduate nurses and midwives will start work at about 130 public hospitals and health services from this week, a quarter in rural and regional areas. Health Minister Brad Hazzard extended a warm welcome to the new nursing and midwifery recruits as they embark on their career with NSW Health. “These enthusiastic nursing […]

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS AT MONA VALE

Northern beaches patients nearing the final stages of life will be supported and cared for closer to home with a new, purpose-built palliative care unit at Mona Vale Hospital. Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Manly James Griffin toured the unit today, which will open next week and is […]

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS AT MONA VALE

Northern beaches patients nearing the final stages of life will be supported and cared for closer to home with a new, purpose-built palliative care unit at Mona Vale Hospital. Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Manly James Griffin toured the unit today, which will open next week and is […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Restrictions will be eased across the Greater Sydney region following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant. The following measures will be effective from 12.01am Friday, 29 January for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) Visitors to households will be increased to 30 guests – including […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Restrictions will be eased across the Greater Sydney region following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant. The following measures will be effective from 12.01am Friday, 29 January for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) Visitors to households will be increased to 30 guests – including […]

SUPPORT FOR NORTHERN BEACHES BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Small businesses that experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Northern Beaches will soon have access to a grants program designed to help them cover unavoidable expenses. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government was committed to supporting businesses while keeping people and communities safe. “The Northern Beaches community and businesses […]

SUPPORT FOR NORTHERN BEACHES BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Small businesses that experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Northern Beaches will soon have access to a grants program designed to help them cover unavoidable expenses. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government was committed to supporting businesses while keeping people and communities safe. “The Northern Beaches community and businesses […]

NSW COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Click here to visit the NSW Government’s COVID-19 web page which contains information on: The latest updates What you can and can’t do Guidance on workplace safety for businesses and employees Financial help for individuals and households Heat maps and the latest statistics for NSW And much more!  Please contact Service NSW on 13 77 […]

NSW COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Click here to visit the NSW Government’s COVID-19 web page which contains information on: The latest updates What you can and can’t do Guidance on workplace safety for businesses and employees Financial help for individuals and households Heat maps and the latest statistics for NSW And much more!  Please contact Service NSW on 13 77 […]

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR COOLER CLASSROMS AT ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Students and teachers at Allambie Heights Public School will soon benefit from a brand new air ventilation system covering 19 classrooms and 2 libraries with construction now underway for the delivery of its new system. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard welcomed the news that the Cooler Classrooms Program would soon be delivered. “It’s so important […]

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR COOLER CLASSROMS AT ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Students and teachers at Allambie Heights Public School will soon benefit from a brand new air ventilation system covering 19 classrooms and 2 libraries with construction now underway for the delivery of its new system. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard welcomed the news that the Cooler Classrooms Program would soon be delivered. “It’s so important […]

FREE DIARY INFORMS SENIORS IN WAKEHURST OF THEIR RIGHTS

Scams, elder abuse and pensions are all addressed in a free diary aimed at keeping seniors informed of their legal rights. Brad Hazzard encouraged seniors to pick up a free copy of the ‘Legal topics for older people’ diary to help them plan for the year ahead. “Older people are the backbone of the Wakehurst […]

FREE DIARY INFORMS SENIORS IN WAKEHURST OF THEIR RIGHTS

Scams, elder abuse and pensions are all addressed in a free diary aimed at keeping seniors informed of their legal rights. Brad Hazzard encouraged seniors to pick up a free copy of the ‘Legal topics for older people’ diary to help them plan for the year ahead. “Older people are the backbone of the Wakehurst […]

Christmas Period Restrictions

Today, the restrictions for the Christmas period (24, 25 & 26 December 2020) have come into effect following yesterday’s announcement from the Premier and Mr Hazzard. Click here to access all information about the restrictions for the 2020 Christmas period. STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD Given the current health situation on the Northern […]

Christmas Period Restrictions

Today, the restrictions for the Christmas period (24, 25 & 26 December 2020) have come into effect following yesterday’s announcement from the Premier and Mr Hazzard. Click here to access all information about the restrictions for the 2020 Christmas period. STATEMENT FROM GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND BRAD HAZZARD Given the current health situation on the Northern […]

2020 Christmas Newsletter

Christmas News & Good Wishes My best wishes to all local residents for Christmas and the holiday season. Obviously, it has been a very challenging ‘COVID-19’ year, but our community has continued to achieve positive local results. In this newsletter, I have highlighted achievements for individuals who have made a difference to our community. Community […]

2020 Christmas Newsletter

Christmas News & Good Wishes My best wishes to all local residents for Christmas and the holiday season. Obviously, it has been a very challenging ‘COVID-19’ year, but our community has continued to achieve positive local results. In this newsletter, I have highlighted achievements for individuals who have made a difference to our community. Community […]

NORTHERN BEACHES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

17 December 2021 NSW Health can advise that 17 cases of COVID-19 have now been identified in the Northern Beaches area, including cases diagnosed yesterday and today. As a number of new cases are currently being interviewed, it is likely that a number of new venues will be identified and that people in the northern […]

NORTHERN BEACHES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

17 December 2021 NSW Health can advise that 17 cases of COVID-19 have now been identified in the Northern Beaches area, including cases diagnosed yesterday and today. As a number of new cases are currently being interviewed, it is likely that a number of new venues will be identified and that people in the northern […]

2020 Community Building Partnership Recipients

Just recently, I was pleased to write to the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program funding recipients in our electorate, congratulating them on their success and extending my best wishes for the completion of their respective projects.  Thank you to the organisations that applied for funding, but were unsuccessful in the 2020 round.  I would certainly […]

2020 Community Building Partnership Recipients

Just recently, I was pleased to write to the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program funding recipients in our electorate, congratulating them on their success and extending my best wishes for the completion of their respective projects.  Thank you to the organisations that applied for funding, but were unsuccessful in the 2020 round.  I would certainly […]

Boost for Wakehurst Not-For-Profit Preschools in 2021

Preschool and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced today. The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources […]

Boost for Wakehurst Not-For-Profit Preschools in 2021

Preschool and day care centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced today. The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources […]

Restrictions to be rolled back in NSW!

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs. “We are […]

Restrictions to be rolled back in NSW!

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs. “We are […]

RESTRICTIONS EASED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the people of NSW have demonstrated that by working together and following COVID-Safe protocols restrictions can safely be eased. “The community […]

RESTRICTIONS EASED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the people of NSW have demonstrated that by working together and following COVID-Safe protocols restrictions can safely be eased. “The community […]

FREE TUTORING TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST STUDENTS

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget. This program will provide support for students after a disruptive school year. The Government will employ up to 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW […]

FREE TUTORING TO SUPPORT WAKEHURST STUDENTS

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget. This program will provide support for students after a disruptive school year. The Government will employ up to 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW […]

NEW AMBULANCES ROLL INTO WAKEHURST

A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out to communities across NSW as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ response to COVID-19. Member for Wakehurst, Mr Brad Hazzard today announced that Wakehurst has received 2 additional class 1 ambulances to support paramedics responding to emergencies in the community. “Thanks to a $17 […]

NEW AMBULANCES ROLL INTO WAKEHURST

A fleet of 89 new ambulances has been rolled out to communities across NSW as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals’ response to COVID-19. Member for Wakehurst, Mr Brad Hazzard today announced that Wakehurst has received 2 additional class 1 ambulances to support paramedics responding to emergencies in the community. “Thanks to a $17 […]

NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 guidelines for NSW public schools have been updated. • Presentation Days for the end of the year can now go ahead. Principals will decide the most appropriate format for their schools, which may include online or live-streamed events, or splitting the school into year group cohorts. o Schools must still comply with COVID […]

NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 guidelines for NSW public schools have been updated. • Presentation Days for the end of the year can now go ahead. Principals will decide the most appropriate format for their schools, which may include online or live-streamed events, or splitting the school into year group cohorts. o Schools must still comply with COVID […]

$56 MILLION FOR MORE PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORTS

People approaching the end of life will have more choice to remain in their own homes for longer thanks to a $56 million funding boost included in the 2020-21 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding is in addition to the $220 million the NSW Government invests in palliative care services each year to […]

$56 MILLION FOR MORE PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORTS

People approaching the end of life will have more choice to remain in their own homes for longer thanks to a $56 million funding boost included in the 2020-21 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding is in addition to the $220 million the NSW Government invests in palliative care services each year to […]

NSW TO REOPEN VICTORIAN BORDER

The NSW Government will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday, 23 November. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the reopening date should give people the confidence to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members in the lead up to Christmas. “I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for […]

NSW TO REOPEN VICTORIAN BORDER

The NSW Government will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday, 23 November. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the reopening date should give people the confidence to make plans, book holidays and reunite with family members in the lead up to Christmas. “I want to thank the community, particularly in our border towns, for […]

HEALTH STARS AWARDED IN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR

The heroic efforts of NSW healthcare workers who this year faced the challenges of bushfires, drought, floods and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised at the 2020 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the extraordinary circumstances of the past year made it more important than ever to acknowledge the achievements of […]

HEALTH STARS AWARDED IN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR

The heroic efforts of NSW healthcare workers who this year faced the challenges of bushfires, drought, floods and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been recognised at the 2020 NSW Health Awards. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the extraordinary circumstances of the past year made it more important than ever to acknowledge the achievements of […]

Grandparent of the Year 2020 – Robert Stark

A busy volunteer and proud community leader has been honoured as the 2020 NSW Grandparent of the Year. Robert Stark is a retired police officer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who has been the primary carer for his 9 year old grandaughter Ruby since she was 6 months old. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee and […]

Grandparent of the Year 2020 – Robert Stark

A busy volunteer and proud community leader has been honoured as the 2020 NSW Grandparent of the Year. Robert Stark is a retired police officer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who has been the primary carer for his 9 year old grandaughter Ruby since she was 6 months old. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee and […]

Remembrance day services to go ahead in Wakehurst

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in Wakehurst after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. “Remembrance Day is a major event for both veterans and the broader community to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Mr […]

Remembrance day services to go ahead in Wakehurst

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in Wakehurst after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. “Remembrance Day is a major event for both veterans and the broader community to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Mr […]

Funding certainly continues for schools in Wakehurst

Students at Wakehurst public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year. The Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021. The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) […]

Funding certainly continues for schools in Wakehurst

Students at Wakehurst public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year. The Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021. The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED!

Restrictions for outdoor dining and outdoor music performances will be eased, under relaxed COVID-19 safety rules. From this Friday, 16 October restrictions at hospitality venues will be eased to allow one patron for every two square metres in outdoor areas (previously this was one person per four square metres). Businesses wishing to take advantage of […]

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASED!

Restrictions for outdoor dining and outdoor music performances will be eased, under relaxed COVID-19 safety rules. From this Friday, 16 October restrictions at hospitality venues will be eased to allow one patron for every two square metres in outdoor areas (previously this was one person per four square metres). Businesses wishing to take advantage of […]

Its National Carers Week!

RECOGNISING & SUPPORTING CARERS IN WAKEHURST   National Carers Week 2020 gives the Wakehurst community a special opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much to look after loved ones who need intensive help. The NSW Government is launching the NSW Carers Strategy 2020-30 to support more than 850,000 carers across our state. The strategy […]

Its National Carers Week!

RECOGNISING & SUPPORTING CARERS IN WAKEHURST   National Carers Week 2020 gives the Wakehurst community a special opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much to look after loved ones who need intensive help. The NSW Government is launching the NSW Carers Strategy 2020-30 to support more than 850,000 carers across our state. The strategy […]

Killarney Heights Public School upgrade complete

A multi-million-dollar upgrade at Killarney Heights Public School is now complete, with students and staff settling into the new facilities in time for the start of Day 1 Term 4 2020. The project has delivered a new two story building including seven permanent learning spaces, one special programs room and breakout learning areas which are […]

Killarney Heights Public School upgrade complete

A multi-million-dollar upgrade at Killarney Heights Public School is now complete, with students and staff settling into the new facilities in time for the start of Day 1 Term 4 2020. The project has delivered a new two story building including seven permanent learning spaces, one special programs room and breakout learning areas which are […]

More frequent buses for Sydney’s North

Customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore will benefit from more than 2,000 additional weekly bus services from later this year, including a 24/7 B-Line service. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the extra services are part of a NSW Government commitment to improve services on the corridor, and will give […]

More frequent buses for Sydney’s North

Customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore will benefit from more than 2,000 additional weekly bus services from later this year, including a 24/7 B-Line service. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the extra services are part of a NSW Government commitment to improve services on the corridor, and will give […]

Parramatta’s heritage buildings to be saved

The NSW Government will relocate the historic Willow Grove house and retain the original heritage portion of St George’s Terrace in Parramatta to improve community access and pave the way for the flagship Powerhouse Parramatta museum. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin confirmed the decision to relocate the much admired 19th-century Italianate villa following feedback […]

Parramatta’s heritage buildings to be saved

The NSW Government will relocate the historic Willow Grove house and retain the original heritage portion of St George’s Terrace in Parramatta to improve community access and pave the way for the flagship Powerhouse Parramatta museum. Minister for the Arts Don Harwin confirmed the decision to relocate the much admired 19th-century Italianate villa following feedback […]

Community encouraged to call unique statewide mental health peer support helpline

People in Wakehurst who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing are being reminded about an innovative mental health peer support phone line that is free to call and available now. Member for Wakehurst, Hon Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government funded BEING Supported ‘warmline’ was there to support anyone looking for an understanding […]

Community encouraged to call unique statewide mental health peer support helpline

People in Wakehurst who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing are being reminded about an innovative mental health peer support phone line that is free to call and available now. Member for Wakehurst, Hon Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government funded BEING Supported ‘warmline’ was there to support anyone looking for an understanding […]

Road safety improvements on Pittwater Road, Dee Why

The NSW Government is upgrading Sydney’s road network to provide easier, faster and safer journeys. Transport for NSW is making changes to traffic conditions on Pittwater Road, Dee Why to improve safety for road users including pedestrians. Between 2014 and 2019, there were 10 reported crashes when road users turn right from Pittwater Road into […]

Road safety improvements on Pittwater Road, Dee Why

The NSW Government is upgrading Sydney’s road network to provide easier, faster and safer journeys. Transport for NSW is making changes to traffic conditions on Pittwater Road, Dee Why to improve safety for road users including pedestrians. Between 2014 and 2019, there were 10 reported crashes when road users turn right from Pittwater Road into […]

Community grants to Honour Wakehurst Veterans

RSLs and schools in Wakehurst are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society. Brad Hazzard said the Anzac Community Grants Program provides organisations up to $2,000 to commence, enhance or complete a local community project […]

Community grants to Honour Wakehurst Veterans

RSLs and schools in Wakehurst are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society. Brad Hazzard said the Anzac Community Grants Program provides organisations up to $2,000 to commence, enhance or complete a local community project […]

Applications open for NSW Government local sport defibrillator program

Sports and councils in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said it is vital facilities were equipped to respond to life-threatening situations. “Sport and recreation are the lifeblood of our Wakehurst community,” Mr Hazzard said. […]

Applications open for NSW Government local sport defibrillator program

Sports and councils in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard said it is vital facilities were equipped to respond to life-threatening situations. “Sport and recreation are the lifeblood of our Wakehurst community,” Mr Hazzard said. […]

Education Week 2020

Education Week 2020 begins today, an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of our public schools and the critical role they play in equipping our students for the future. The theme, ‘Learning together’, is fitting given the extraordinary challenges this year has presented.  In 2020, our school communities have proven just how strong and adaptable […]

Education Week 2020

Education Week 2020 begins today, an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of our public schools and the critical role they play in equipping our students for the future. The theme, ‘Learning together’, is fitting given the extraordinary challenges this year has presented.  In 2020, our school communities have proven just how strong and adaptable […]

Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade – complete!

The NSW Government has completed upgrading roads around the Northern Beaches Hospital, increasing capacity on the road network and improving access through the area.  Transport for NSW would like to thank residents, the local community and commuters for their support and patience during the construction of this important piece of infrastructure. Project Milestones June 2015 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrade – complete!

The NSW Government has completed upgrading roads around the Northern Beaches Hospital, increasing capacity on the road network and improving access through the area.  Transport for NSW would like to thank residents, the local community and commuters for their support and patience during the construction of this important piece of infrastructure. Project Milestones June 2015 […]

Big Boost for First Home Buyers

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the change to stamp duty thresholds would also support new home construction and create […]

Big Boost for First Home Buyers

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the change to stamp duty thresholds would also support new home construction and create […]

Cromer Public School to welcome new School Crossing Supervisor

Safety for students at Cromer Public School will be strengthened with one of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom. I am pleased that Cromer Public is one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW […]

Cromer Public School to welcome new School Crossing Supervisor

Safety for students at Cromer Public School will be strengthened with one of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom. I am pleased that Cromer Public is one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW […]

Pets for Seniors Program

NSW Seniors looking for a canine companion or feline friend in Wakehurst can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets at RSPCA NSW shelters. Mr Hazzard said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in Wakehurst. “We know there are so many Seniors […]

Pets for Seniors Program

NSW Seniors looking for a canine companion or feline friend in Wakehurst can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount on adoption fees for senior pets at RSPCA NSW shelters. Mr Hazzard said the offer is open to NSW Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders in Wakehurst. “We know there are so many Seniors […]

Caps on Quarantine Arrivals In NSW

At the request of the NSW Government, overseas quarantine arrivals in Sydney will be capped at 450 passengers a day under new Commonwealth Government limits being introduced from midnight tonight. A maximum of 50 people per incoming flight and the 450 overall daily limit are key measures to ensure hotel quarantining continues to be effective […]

Caps on Quarantine Arrivals In NSW

At the request of the NSW Government, overseas quarantine arrivals in Sydney will be capped at 450 passengers a day under new Commonwealth Government limits being introduced from midnight tonight. A maximum of 50 people per incoming flight and the 450 overall daily limit are key measures to ensure hotel quarantining continues to be effective […]

Powerhouse Museum to Remain at Ultimo

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo will continue to welcome visitors to its world renowned exhibits, with the NSW Government today announcing it will remain open and operate alongside the new state-of-the-art facility planned for Western Sydney. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the decision would ensure Sydney had two world-class facilities and would […]

Powerhouse Museum to Remain at Ultimo

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo will continue to welcome visitors to its world renowned exhibits, with the NSW Government today announcing it will remain open and operate alongside the new state-of-the-art facility planned for Western Sydney. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the decision would ensure Sydney had two world-class facilities and would […]

Veterans’ Consultation

The NSW Government is embarking on major consultation to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families today, with the opening of an online survey. Consultation will help shape the first NSW Veterans Strategy and the veterans’ community now has the chance to complete a survey or attend one of the forums being held […]

Veterans’ Consultation

The NSW Government is embarking on major consultation to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families today, with the opening of an online survey. Consultation will help shape the first NSW Veterans Strategy and the veterans’ community now has the chance to complete a survey or attend one of the forums being held […]

Support for Homeless Veterans

Former service men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be supported by a new information and referral service dedicated to addressing their needs. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said Link2home Veterans and Ex-Service would support individuals and families to access accommodation and connect them with specialist […]

Support for Homeless Veterans

Former service men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will be supported by a new information and referral service dedicated to addressing their needs. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said Link2home Veterans and Ex-Service would support individuals and families to access accommodation and connect them with specialist […]

Retirement Village Reforms

The NSW Government will deliver fairer, more transparent fees for retirement village residents through new laws that will see exit entitlements paid more quickly when residents depart their village. These new reforms will help retirement village residents in the Wakehurst electorate by improving access to exit entitlements, creating a new mechanism to support residents moving […]

Retirement Village Reforms

The NSW Government will deliver fairer, more transparent fees for retirement village residents through new laws that will see exit entitlements paid more quickly when residents depart their village. These new reforms will help retirement village residents in the Wakehurst electorate by improving access to exit entitlements, creating a new mechanism to support residents moving […]

BIGGEST EDUCATION SHAKE UP IN 30 YEARS

The NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024. Unnecessary content will be cut, there will be a greater focus on literacy and numeracy, and TAFE and vocational training pathways will be modernised. A curriculum review undertaken by Professor Geoff […]

BIGGEST EDUCATION SHAKE UP IN 30 YEARS

The NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024. Unnecessary content will be cut, there will be a greater focus on literacy and numeracy, and TAFE and vocational training pathways will be modernised. A curriculum review undertaken by Professor Geoff […]

Changes to Opal Fares

This morning Minister Constance announced Opal fare changes from July 6, including a temporary 50 per cent discount for off-peak travel on bus, train, metro and light rail services to help manage social distancing measures and keep staff and customers safe on public transport. New peak travel times will be introduced from July 6: 6:30am–10am […]

Changes to Opal Fares

This morning Minister Constance announced Opal fare changes from July 6, including a temporary 50 per cent discount for off-peak travel on bus, train, metro and light rail services to help manage social distancing measures and keep staff and customers safe on public transport. New peak travel times will be introduced from July 6: 6:30am–10am […]

Local Government Elections

The NSW Government today announced that the local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021. It follows the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections for 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff. The NSW Electoral Commissioner […]

Local Government Elections

The NSW Government today announced that the local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021. It follows the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections for 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff. The NSW Electoral Commissioner […]

Western Harbour Tunnel – Extension of Exhibition Period

Following requests from local community members, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the exhibition end date of the Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS from 12 March until 30 March 2020. This will allow community members an extra 18 days to construct their submissions and provide them to the Department […]

Western Harbour Tunnel – Extension of Exhibition Period

Following requests from local community members, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has extended the exhibition end date of the Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade EIS from 12 March until 30 March 2020. This will allow community members an extra 18 days to construct their submissions and provide them to the Department […]

NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival in Wakehurst This year’s NSW Seniors Festival theme is Love to Celebrate and there will be plenty of opportunities to do just that in Wakehurst. There’s so much to love about this year’s Seniors Festival with fantastic free or low cost events to suit all interests from craft and culture […]

NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival in Wakehurst This year’s NSW Seniors Festival theme is Love to Celebrate and there will be plenty of opportunities to do just that in Wakehurst. There’s so much to love about this year’s Seniors Festival with fantastic free or low cost events to suit all interests from craft and culture […]

Our Government is working hard!

The Liberal/National Government is working hard for the people of NSW, creating jobs, building infrastructure and providing the services our community need. Delivering more opportunity: We are making sure we have a world-class TAFE and training system that delivers more qualified tradies for the workplaces of the future -We want students to think of TAFE […]

Our Government is working hard!

The Liberal/National Government is working hard for the people of NSW, creating jobs, building infrastructure and providing the services our community need. Delivering more opportunity: We are making sure we have a world-class TAFE and training system that delivers more qualified tradies for the workplaces of the future -We want students to think of TAFE […]

Coronavirus Warning

At least three cases of corona virus have been confirmed in NSW. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the symptoms and seek immediate health assessment if symptoms develop within 14 days. […]

Coronavirus Warning

At least three cases of corona virus have been confirmed in NSW. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the symptoms and seek immediate health assessment if symptoms develop within 14 days. […]

Back to School Advice

Parents preparing their children for the new school year will now have personalised advice at their fingertips, with the NSW Government today announcing a new online hub of quick, reliable back-to-school information. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the ‘Back to School Hub’ holds a suite of information to make it easier for parents to […]

Back to School Advice

Parents preparing their children for the new school year will now have personalised advice at their fingertips, with the NSW Government today announcing a new online hub of quick, reliable back-to-school information. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the ‘Back to School Hub’ holds a suite of information to make it easier for parents to […]

List Your Holiday Home to Help a Neighbour

People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have lost everything. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the NSW Government can provide financial assistance through rental bond loans […]

List Your Holiday Home to Help a Neighbour

People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have lost everything. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the NSW Government can provide financial assistance through rental bond loans […]

Premier Declares Third State of Emergency

The NSW Government has declared a third State of Emergency ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday. The Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Premier Gladys Berejiklian requesting she declare a State of Emergency under Section 33 of the State of Emergency and Rescue Management Act. The declaration announced today will be […]

Premier Declares Third State of Emergency

The NSW Government has declared a third State of Emergency ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday. The Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Premier Gladys Berejiklian requesting she declare a State of Emergency under Section 33 of the State of Emergency and Rescue Management Act. The declaration announced today will be […]

NSW Bushfires 2019-20

Bushfire Recovery Assistance $25 MILLION CLEAN-UP ASSISTANCE The NSW Government is providing $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of homes damaged or destroyed by the recent fires. This includes the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris such as destroyed homes and trees. This assistance […]

NSW Bushfires 2019-20

Bushfire Recovery Assistance $25 MILLION CLEAN-UP ASSISTANCE The NSW Government is providing $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of homes damaged or destroyed by the recent fires. This includes the removal of asbestos-contaminated material released as a result of the bushfires, concrete slabs and all dangerous debris such as destroyed homes and trees. This assistance […]

Merry Christmas!

My warmest wishes to all Wakehurst electorate residents! The Beaches community has had a great year and next year is looking very good too. It’s been a joy to work with locals, many of whom give back to their community. I look forward to working with our community in the year to come. May you […]

Merry Christmas!

My warmest wishes to all Wakehurst electorate residents! The Beaches community has had a great year and next year is looking very good too. It’s been a joy to work with locals, many of whom give back to their community. I look forward to working with our community in the year to come. May you […]

Bushfires & Smoke: Be Safe!

Bushfires are creating smokey conditions across mush of the State and this may continue for some time.  Smoke can effect people’s health and it is important for everyone to reduce exposure. Please, where the smoke is bad, stay indoors if possible, use preventers or other prescribed medication as appropriate, minimise or cancel outdoor activities.  Most […]

Bushfires & Smoke: Be Safe!

Bushfires are creating smokey conditions across mush of the State and this may continue for some time.  Smoke can effect people’s health and it is important for everyone to reduce exposure. Please, where the smoke is bad, stay indoors if possible, use preventers or other prescribed medication as appropriate, minimise or cancel outdoor activities.  Most […]

Wakehurst Drivers, Beware!

Lights, camera, detection: WAKEHURST Drivers beware Drivers in Wakehurst are reminded that mobile phone detection cameras are now operating across the state. The world-first safety technology started operating on December 1 and will target illegal mobile phone use by drivers through fixed and transportable trailer-mounted cameras. Research has found mobile phone use while driving is […]

Wakehurst Drivers, Beware!

Lights, camera, detection: WAKEHURST Drivers beware Drivers in Wakehurst are reminded that mobile phone detection cameras are now operating across the state. The world-first safety technology started operating on December 1 and will target illegal mobile phone use by drivers through fixed and transportable trailer-mounted cameras. Research has found mobile phone use while driving is […]

2020 Seniors Festival Celebrations

I encourage all Wakehurst seniors to celebrate and join in local events during the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival from 12-23 February. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Love to Celebrate’ and there are plenty of ways to have fun in Wakehurst with a range of events to suit every interest. There are free creative, […]

2020 Seniors Festival Celebrations

I encourage all Wakehurst seniors to celebrate and join in local events during the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival from 12-23 February. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Love to Celebrate’ and there are plenty of ways to have fun in Wakehurst with a range of events to suit every interest. There are free creative, […]

Infrastructure Grants Program Now Open

I invite local organisations in the Wakehurst electorate to apply for funding to support local community projects through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. $12.5 million is available in 2019/20 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over […]

Infrastructure Grants Program Now Open

I invite local organisations in the Wakehurst electorate to apply for funding to support local community projects through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. $12.5 million is available in 2019/20 for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure. Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over […]

A busy day in the Wakehurst electorate!

Wednesday 30 October was a busy day in the Wakehurst electorate. In the morning, I was delighted to tour and officially open the brand new MindChamps Early Learning and Preschool Centre in Frenchs Forest. With operations commencing in January 2020, this facility will accommodate up to 94 children aged between six weeks and six years […]

A busy day in the Wakehurst electorate!

Wednesday 30 October was a busy day in the Wakehurst electorate. In the morning, I was delighted to tour and officially open the brand new MindChamps Early Learning and Preschool Centre in Frenchs Forest. With operations commencing in January 2020, this facility will accommodate up to 94 children aged between six weeks and six years […]

NSW Digital Driver’s Licence

On 3 November the Premier and the Minister for Customer Service officially released the state wide rollout of the NSW Digital Driver’s Licence (DDL). NSW drivers can now go wallet free and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside […]

NSW Digital Driver’s Licence

On 3 November the Premier and the Minister for Customer Service officially released the state wide rollout of the NSW Digital Driver’s Licence (DDL). NSW drivers can now go wallet free and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside […]

JP Celebration

            With 150 years of service between them, it was fitting that Mark Pryke, Anthony Travers and Ian Langsford were recognised for their contribution to our community as Justices of the Peace, each for 50 years of service. I was pleased to join Mark, Anthony and Ian at NSW Parliament […]

JP Celebration

            With 150 years of service between them, it was fitting that Mark Pryke, Anthony Travers and Ian Langsford were recognised for their contribution to our community as Justices of the Peace, each for 50 years of service. I was pleased to join Mark, Anthony and Ian at NSW Parliament […]

Wakehurst School Infrastructure Report

The NSW Government is investing record amounts in our schools across the State and schools in the Wakehurst electorate are not missing out. School Infrastructure NSW is delivering once-in-a-generation school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. In the […]

Wakehurst School Infrastructure Report

The NSW Government is investing record amounts in our schools across the State and schools in the Wakehurst electorate are not missing out. School Infrastructure NSW is delivering once-in-a-generation school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. In the […]

2019 Senior School Captains Dinner

Just recently, I invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders. On 18 October however, it was the Senior School Captains’ turn and I was delighted to host representatives from Forest High, NBSC Cromer Campus, Killarney Heights High, Oxford Falls Grammar and St Augustine’s College at a dinner in […]

2019 Senior School Captains Dinner

Just recently, I invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders. On 18 October however, it was the Senior School Captains’ turn and I was delighted to host representatives from Forest High, NBSC Cromer Campus, Killarney Heights High, Oxford Falls Grammar and St Augustine’s College at a dinner in […]

RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation

I was delighted to attend the RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation on 19 September 2019, at Warringah Headquarters Station in Terrey Hills. It was great to celebrate and thank the many volunteers of the RFS on the Northern Beaches, with volunteers recognised for 10 years service and some up to more than 60 years […]

RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation

I was delighted to attend the RFS Northern Beaches District Medal Presentation on 19 September 2019, at Warringah Headquarters Station in Terrey Hills. It was great to celebrate and thank the many volunteers of the RFS on the Northern Beaches, with volunteers recognised for 10 years service and some up to more than 60 years […]

MWFA Grand Finals

The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA), with over 18,000 registered players, is not the largest football association in Australia. Just recently, the MWFA held their grand final days and I was pleased to get down to Cromer to present medals to the competition and finals winners and runners-up. Congratulations, not only two the winners, but […]

MWFA Grand Finals

The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA), with over 18,000 registered players, is not the largest football association in Australia. Just recently, the MWFA held their grand final days and I was pleased to get down to Cromer to present medals to the competition and finals winners and runners-up. Congratulations, not only two the winners, but […]

Morning Tea with Junior School Captains

For many years I have invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders and on 15 August I was delighted to host School Captains and Vice Captains from 14 schools in the Wakehurst electorate. The day began with morning tea in the Jubilee Room, followed by a tour of […]

Morning Tea with Junior School Captains

For many years I have invited Junior School Captains into Parliament House to acknowledge their contribution as school leaders and on 15 August I was delighted to host School Captains and Vice Captains from 14 schools in the Wakehurst electorate. The day began with morning tea in the Jubilee Room, followed by a tour of […]

Wakehurst Chooses My Community Projects

The My Community public vote closed on 15 August 2019, with over 61,500 people voting for the favourite projects across the State. The NSW Government is investing a total of $24.68 million in projects across NSW to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW […]

Wakehurst Chooses My Community Projects

The My Community public vote closed on 15 August 2019, with over 61,500 people voting for the favourite projects across the State. The NSW Government is investing a total of $24.68 million in projects across NSW to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW […]

Sunnyfield Funding

Front row:  Chris, Aliza, Kirsty, Emma and Diane. Back row:  Leslie, Anne, Irene, Caroline, Steve and Brad. I was thrilled to visit Sunnyfields’ Allambie Heights Enterprise and see two new external all-weather awnings installed for Supported Workers and funded through the Community Building Partnership. Sunnyfield provides amazing support for people with disability and the addition […]

Sunnyfield Funding

Front row:  Chris, Aliza, Kirsty, Emma and Diane. Back row:  Leslie, Anne, Irene, Caroline, Steve and Brad. I was thrilled to visit Sunnyfields’ Allambie Heights Enterprise and see two new external all-weather awnings installed for Supported Workers and funded through the Community Building Partnership. Sunnyfield provides amazing support for people with disability and the addition […]

SLSSNB Awards of Excellence

I was delighted to attend the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence on Friday 21 June at Dee Why RSL Club. Thank you to all our surf club members who keep us safe when we are at our magnificent beaches, whether they are patrolling on the beach or working on their club’s […]

SLSSNB Awards of Excellence

I was delighted to attend the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence on Friday 21 June at Dee Why RSL Club. Thank you to all our surf club members who keep us safe when we are at our magnificent beaches, whether they are patrolling on the beach or working on their club’s […]

Have your say on the future of Northern Beaches tourism!

Northern Beaches Council is seeking community feedback on its inaugural Destination Management Plan (DMP), which will guide the future direction of tourism on the Northern Beaches. Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry on the Northern Beaches with this sector generating over $2.5 billion through direct and indirect sales in 2016/17. This includes spend by visitors […]

Have your say on the future of Northern Beaches tourism!

Northern Beaches Council is seeking community feedback on its inaugural Destination Management Plan (DMP), which will guide the future direction of tourism on the Northern Beaches. Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry on the Northern Beaches with this sector generating over $2.5 billion through direct and indirect sales in 2016/17. This includes spend by visitors […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]

$15m Research Support for Spinal Cord Injury

Hopes of finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI) will be boosted by a $15 million investment in research funding over five years. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding in this year’s Budget will advance our understanding of spinal cord injury, which affects more than 400 people in NSW and their families each year. […]

How to save hundreds on your gas bill

Energy Switch is a free online service, helping households find the best gas and electricity deals in NSW. To use the service, customers need to upload their latest e-bill to the Energy Switch website. The bill is compared to every NSW retailer to see what they could be saving and the cheapest plans available. Customers […]

How to save hundreds on your gas bill

Energy Switch is a free online service, helping households find the best gas and electricity deals in NSW. To use the service, customers need to upload their latest e-bill to the Energy Switch website. The bill is compared to every NSW retailer to see what they could be saving and the cheapest plans available. Customers […]

NSW Pet Registry

Thousands of dog and cat owners across the State are taking advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets, including 906 in the Northern Beaches Council Local Government Area. Have you registered your pet on the NSW Pet Registry? Don’t risk the heartache – get started today at petregistry.nsw.gov.au and: Upload a […]

NSW Pet Registry

Thousands of dog and cat owners across the State are taking advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets, including 906 in the Northern Beaches Council Local Government Area. Have you registered your pet on the NSW Pet Registry? Don’t risk the heartache – get started today at petregistry.nsw.gov.au and: Upload a […]

Another 4 Years!

  I was pleased to once again be sworn in as the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research by outgoing Governor, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd). This simply would not be possible without the support of Wakehurst residents who re-elected me as the Member for Wakehurst. I look forward […]

Another 4 Years!

  I was pleased to once again be sworn in as the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research by outgoing Governor, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd). This simply would not be possible without the support of Wakehurst residents who re-elected me as the Member for Wakehurst. I look forward […]

JP applications now open!

The Department of Justice has launched its new online system for Justices of the Pace (JPs) called JP Online. Applications for JP appointment and reappointment are now open and available through JP Online and applicants can login and find detailed user guides on the following website: https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/Pages/justices-of-the-peace/jp-online.aspx  

JP applications now open!

The Department of Justice has launched its new online system for Justices of the Pace (JPs) called JP Online. Applications for JP appointment and reappointment are now open and available through JP Online and applicants can login and find detailed user guides on the following website: https://www.jp.nsw.gov.au/Pages/justices-of-the-peace/jp-online.aspx  

National Walk Safely to School Day

WHAT: National Walk Safely to School Day WHEN: Friday 17 May 2019 WHERE: In all primary schools across Australia. WHY: This national initiative aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunchtime and at the end of each day. The event also promotes […]

National Walk Safely to School Day

WHAT: National Walk Safely to School Day WHEN: Friday 17 May 2019 WHERE: In all primary schools across Australia. WHY: This national initiative aims to encourage children to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning, at lunchtime and at the end of each day. The event also promotes […]

A Free Jab and Peace of Mind: Start Uni Life by Protecting Your Health

With the HSC now a history lesson, students beginning their university studies this month are being asked to protect their health by getting vaccinated. Vaccination is free for everyone up to the age of 19, giving teenagers embarking on university, TAFE or a job a fresh opportunity to get their shots. All teenagers are eligible […]

A Free Jab and Peace of Mind: Start Uni Life by Protecting Your Health

With the HSC now a history lesson, students beginning their university studies this month are being asked to protect their health by getting vaccinated. Vaccination is free for everyone up to the age of 19, giving teenagers embarking on university, TAFE or a job a fresh opportunity to get their shots. All teenagers are eligible […]

School Maintenance Backlog Wiped!

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will wipe the maintenance backlog to zero at every one of the State’s 2200+ public schools. Investing a further $449  million, the total amount invested towards clearing the backlog by July 2020 has now reached nearly $1.3 billion.  Under this policy, the existing maintenance backlog in schools across the […]

School Maintenance Backlog Wiped!

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will wipe the maintenance backlog to zero at every one of the State’s 2200+ public schools. Investing a further $449  million, the total amount invested towards clearing the backlog by July 2020 has now reached nearly $1.3 billion.  Under this policy, the existing maintenance backlog in schools across the […]

Changes to JP Applications

I have been advised by the the Department of Justice that a new online system for the appointment of JPs will be launched in 2019. Unfortunately, this will mean that no new JP applications will be accepted up to 5.00pm on 1 April 2019 whilst the Department develops a new online system for managing JP […]

Changes to JP Applications

I have been advised by the the Department of Justice that a new online system for the appointment of JPs will be launched in 2019. Unfortunately, this will mean that no new JP applications will be accepted up to 5.00pm on 1 April 2019 whilst the Department develops a new online system for managing JP […]

Cost of Living Win for Wakehurst Seniors

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce that more savings are now on offer for Northern Beaches seniors with an additional 48 local businesses signing up to the NSW Seniors Cars program and offering discounted products and services. Mr Hazzard said a recent campaign by the NSW Government successfully increased the number of […]

Cost of Living Win for Wakehurst Seniors

Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard, is pleased to announce that more savings are now on offer for Northern Beaches seniors with an additional 48 local businesses signing up to the NSW Seniors Cars program and offering discounted products and services. Mr Hazzard said a recent campaign by the NSW Government successfully increased the number of […]

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program

I am delighted to advise the following organisations were successful in the  2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program. I wish you all every success with your project. Allambie Rugby Club Inc $5,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $2,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $4,500 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club Inc $5,000 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club […]

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program

I am delighted to advise the following organisations were successful in the  2018/19 Local Sport Grant Program. I wish you all every success with your project. Allambie Rugby Club Inc $5,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $2,000 Dee Why Rugby Football Club $4,500 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club Inc $5,000 Manly Warringah District Baseball Club […]

B-Line Success – 5.9 Million Passenger Trips In First Year

The NSW Government’s B-Line bus service has carried more people in its first year of operation than the population of Greater Sydney. More than 5.9 million passenger trips have been made on the ground-breaking turn-up-and-go service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD since it launched in November 2017. The B-Line has been a […]

B-Line Success – 5.9 Million Passenger Trips In First Year

The NSW Government’s B-Line bus service has carried more people in its first year of operation than the population of Greater Sydney. More than 5.9 million passenger trips have been made on the ground-breaking turn-up-and-go service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD since it launched in November 2017. The B-Line has been a […]

Schools Spending Bonanza!

One of the most enjoyable activities involved in being the Local member is visiting our local schools.  It gives me the opportunity to see how they are benefiting from record NSW Government spending on new buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies. The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget included an additional $160 million spend as part of […]

Schools Spending Bonanza!

One of the most enjoyable activities involved in being the Local member is visiting our local schools.  It gives me the opportunity to see how they are benefiting from record NSW Government spending on new buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies. The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget included an additional $160 million spend as part of […]

Don’t Let The Water Waste Your Life Or Your Mates

In the lead up to summer, I urge the community to stay safe in and around the water, as the NSW Government launches its 2018 water safety advertising campaign. Last summer, 36 people tragically drowned in NSW waterways, and seven of those were between Christmas and 2 January 2018. While this is an improvement on the […]

Don’t Let The Water Waste Your Life Or Your Mates

In the lead up to summer, I urge the community to stay safe in and around the water, as the NSW Government launches its 2018 water safety advertising campaign. Last summer, 36 people tragically drowned in NSW waterways, and seven of those were between Christmas and 2 January 2018. While this is an improvement on the […]

2018 NSW Seniors’ Stories Set To Inspire

Volunteering in Cambodia, relearning how to ride a motorbike at the brink of retirement, and stories of war veterans’ relatives connecting decades after World War I, are just a handful of the stories revealed in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories. I encourage local residents to get a copy of Seniors’ Stories Volume 4, which includes […]

2018 NSW Seniors’ Stories Set To Inspire

Volunteering in Cambodia, relearning how to ride a motorbike at the brink of retirement, and stories of war veterans’ relatives connecting decades after World War I, are just a handful of the stories revealed in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories. I encourage local residents to get a copy of Seniors’ Stories Volume 4, which includes […]

Community Building Partnership Funding 2018

Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the 2018 Community Building Partnership funding. The NSW Government’s strong economic management means we can continue to prioritise investment in local infrastructure through initiatives like the Community Building Partnership Program. This program recognises the importance of investing in projects that deliver social, environmental and recreational benefits to our community. […]

Community Building Partnership Funding 2018

Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the 2018 Community Building Partnership funding. The NSW Government’s strong economic management means we can continue to prioritise investment in local infrastructure through initiatives like the Community Building Partnership Program. This program recognises the importance of investing in projects that deliver social, environmental and recreational benefits to our community. […]

10 Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave For NSW Public Sector Employees

The NSW Government will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers, nurses and police from 1 January 2019. The NSW Government is ensuring victim-survivors of domestic violence have more resources and extra time to rebuild their lives. Employees may now use domestic violence […]

10 Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave For NSW Public Sector Employees

The NSW Government will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers, nurses and police from 1 January 2019. The NSW Government is ensuring victim-survivors of domestic violence have more resources and extra time to rebuild their lives. Employees may now use domestic violence […]

50 Years Of JP Service To Our Community

Congratulations to Peter Crombie OAM, David Rostrom and Tod Mirgis

50 Years Of JP Service To Our Community

Congratulations to Peter Crombie OAM, David Rostrom and Tod Mirgis

Shoosh For Kids Reminds Everyone Sport Should Be Fun

I call on community members, spectators and athletes across Wakehurst to keep junior sport focused on fun this season as part of the ‘Shoosh for Kids’ awareness week, running from 12-18 November. The pre-summer season is the perfect time to have conversations about why sport needs to be kept positive for the kids. Sport brings our […]

Shoosh For Kids Reminds Everyone Sport Should Be Fun

I call on community members, spectators and athletes across Wakehurst to keep junior sport focused on fun this season as part of the ‘Shoosh for Kids’ awareness week, running from 12-18 November. The pre-summer season is the perfect time to have conversations about why sport needs to be kept positive for the kids. Sport brings our […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

6th November 2018 Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link in relation to Continuing work on Forest Way between Warringah Road and Adams Street from Saturday 10 November. For further information please contact the Community Team on 1800 014 307 or alternatively email [email protected]  1811 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

6th November 2018 Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link in relation to Continuing work on Forest Way between Warringah Road and Adams Street from Saturday 10 November. For further information please contact the Community Team on 1800 014 307 or alternatively email [email protected]  1811 […]

Supporting Multicultural Projects In Wakehurst

$300,000 in grant funding is available for multicultural projects in NSW! There are so many dedicated organisations in our local community that devote endless time, passion and energy into supporting our multicultural community. These grants will support programs, activities and networks in our local community to develop and thrive, especially where service gaps or unmet […]

Supporting Multicultural Projects In Wakehurst

$300,000 in grant funding is available for multicultural projects in NSW! There are so many dedicated organisations in our local community that devote endless time, passion and energy into supporting our multicultural community. These grants will support programs, activities and networks in our local community to develop and thrive, especially where service gaps or unmet […]

Sweeping Reforms For Tenant Rights

Renting families can now make their house feel more like a home, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive reform to residential tenancy laws. More than 30 per cent of the NSW population are now renting, and these changes are a win-win for everyone involved. There are around 6,945 households that rent in Wakehurst, so this is […]

Sweeping Reforms For Tenant Rights

Renting families can now make their house feel more like a home, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive reform to residential tenancy laws. More than 30 per cent of the NSW population are now renting, and these changes are a win-win for everyone involved. There are around 6,945 households that rent in Wakehurst, so this is […]

NSW To Increase Sentence For Bushfire Offence

I welcome the NSW Government’s proposal to introduce tougher sentences for arsonists as the state continues to be gripped by drought. Under the new law, anyone caught deliberately starting a bush fire will face a maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment – up from 14 years. We are putting firebugs on notice, if you do […]

NSW To Increase Sentence For Bushfire Offence

I welcome the NSW Government’s proposal to introduce tougher sentences for arsonists as the state continues to be gripped by drought. Under the new law, anyone caught deliberately starting a bush fire will face a maximum sentence of 21 years imprisonment – up from 14 years. We are putting firebugs on notice, if you do […]

Caravan Owners Set To Save Big

Caravan owners will soon receive a 40 per cent discount in registering caravans and camper trailers. The changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. This means that caravan owners of will now save up to $471 off their rego. The motor vehicle tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle […]

Caravan Owners Set To Save Big

Caravan owners will soon receive a 40 per cent discount in registering caravans and camper trailers. The changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. This means that caravan owners of will now save up to $471 off their rego. The motor vehicle tax is part of the cost associated with registering a vehicle […]

National Adoption Awareness Month: Finding A Forever Home For Our Most Vulnerable

I welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to finding a safe, permanent and loving home for children in out-of-home care. National Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote the benefits of safety, stability and permanency for vulnerable children. We know children do best when they grow up in a stable, nurturing environment. That is why the […]

National Adoption Awareness Month: Finding A Forever Home For Our Most Vulnerable

I welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to finding a safe, permanent and loving home for children in out-of-home care. National Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote the benefits of safety, stability and permanency for vulnerable children. We know children do best when they grow up in a stable, nurturing environment. That is why the […]

World T20 Tournament Funding

Local cricket clubs including our own Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is especially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from […]

World T20 Tournament Funding

Local cricket clubs including our own Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is especially designed to ensure clubs and players at the grassroots level benefit from […]

Patients Move To Northern Beaches Hospital

Almost 150 patients will move to the new Northern Beaches Hospital from Manly and Mona Vale hospitals in a carefully executed convoy over the next two days. This is a momentous occasion for the people of the Northern Beaches who now have a world-class public hospital right on their doorstep under the $600 million Northern […]

Patients Move To Northern Beaches Hospital

Almost 150 patients will move to the new Northern Beaches Hospital from Manly and Mona Vale hospitals in a carefully executed convoy over the next two days. This is a momentous occasion for the people of the Northern Beaches who now have a world-class public hospital right on their doorstep under the $600 million Northern […]

Students To Tour WWII Battlegrounds

Exciting news for The Forest High School being chosen as 1 of 20 high schools from across NSW to win the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.  The schools selected via a ballot will now select one student to take part in the trip of a lifetime.  This NSW Government funded initiative gives […]

Students To Tour WWII Battlegrounds

Exciting news for The Forest High School being chosen as 1 of 20 high schools from across NSW to win the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.  The schools selected via a ballot will now select one student to take part in the trip of a lifetime.  This NSW Government funded initiative gives […]

Mental Health Boost For Workers

Workers can now get better mental health support at work, thanks to the NSW Government’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces strategy. The first stages of the package have now been launched, including a new workplace intervention program, a website with free support and resources and additional funding to help drought-affected farmers. About one in six workers will […]

Mental Health Boost For Workers

Workers can now get better mental health support at work, thanks to the NSW Government’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces strategy. The first stages of the package have now been launched, including a new workplace intervention program, a website with free support and resources and additional funding to help drought-affected farmers. About one in six workers will […]

10 Year Anniversary of St Kevin’s School

Congratulations to St Kevin’s Dee Why on their 10 year anniversary of the new building. A fabulous school! Great students, great teachers!

10 Year Anniversary of St Kevin’s School

Congratulations to St Kevin’s Dee Why on their 10 year anniversary of the new building. A fabulous school! Great students, great teachers!

Drought Relief Fundraising Breakfast

Amazing turnout to support our farmers who are doing it tough and a magnificent $25,000.00 raised! Thanks to The Salvation Army, supported by Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Lifeline Northern Beaches for putting on a great breakfast to help Drought Relief.

Drought Relief Fundraising Breakfast

Amazing turnout to support our farmers who are doing it tough and a magnificent $25,000.00 raised! Thanks to The Salvation Army, supported by Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Lifeline Northern Beaches for putting on a great breakfast to help Drought Relief.

More Support As NSW Begins Journey Toward ZERO Suicides

Individuals, families, schools and other community members impacted by suicide, will have more support than ever before under a new comprehensive strategy to begin NSW’s journey to zero suicides. The NSW Government has announced almost $90 million to deliver new suicide prevention initiatives as part of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023. We […]

More Support As NSW Begins Journey Toward ZERO Suicides

Individuals, families, schools and other community members impacted by suicide, will have more support than ever before under a new comprehensive strategy to begin NSW’s journey to zero suicides. The NSW Government has announced almost $90 million to deliver new suicide prevention initiatives as part of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023. We […]

Prepare For Bush Fire Season

A new campaign has kicked off this week urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season. The new NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ public awareness campaign asked the important question ‘How Fireproof Is Your Plan?’ The message this bush fire season is clear: to give you and your […]

Prepare For Bush Fire Season

A new campaign has kicked off this week urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season. The new NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ public awareness campaign asked the important question ‘How Fireproof Is Your Plan?’ The message this bush fire season is clear: to give you and your […]

Restart A Heart Day

Practicing CPR at Manly Beach. About 1500 people have a cardiac arrest in a public place each year. If it happens near you, dial 000, commence CPR and use a defibrillator if available. If I can do it… anybody can! Who better so share Manly Beach with? Paramedics Mark, Mitch and Jeanette from Artarmon station […]

Restart A Heart Day

Practicing CPR at Manly Beach. About 1500 people have a cardiac arrest in a public place each year. If it happens near you, dial 000, commence CPR and use a defibrillator if available. If I can do it… anybody can! Who better so share Manly Beach with? Paramedics Mark, Mitch and Jeanette from Artarmon station […]

Prepare For The First NSW Women’s Week

I call on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women and girls. Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week […]

Prepare For The First NSW Women’s Week

I call on local government and not-for-profit community organisations to apply for a share of $100,000 to hold events in the week of 2019 International Women’s Day to celebrate local women and girls. Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of the events held during the inaugural NSW Women’s Week […]

Taking A Stand Against Graffiti

Q&A – Graffiti Removal Day I urge all Wakehurst residents to throw their support behind Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October to reclaim the region’s graffiti hotspots. This is a community where people love where they live, which is why I’m urging locals to roll-up their sleeves and volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day. Cleaning […]

Taking A Stand Against Graffiti

Q&A – Graffiti Removal Day I urge all Wakehurst residents to throw their support behind Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, 21 October to reclaim the region’s graffiti hotspots. This is a community where people love where they live, which is why I’m urging locals to roll-up their sleeves and volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day. Cleaning […]

Wakehurst Celebrates NSW Grandparents Day

Celebrate a Grandparent You Know Grandparents Day is on Sunday 28th October and it is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the important role older people play in the local community. Grandparents and seniors give so much back. We know that in Australia grandparents are the biggest providers of informal child care for children […]

Wakehurst Celebrates NSW Grandparents Day

Celebrate a Grandparent You Know Grandparents Day is on Sunday 28th October and it is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the important role older people play in the local community. Grandparents and seniors give so much back. We know that in Australia grandparents are the biggest providers of informal child care for children […]

Our Beautiful Beaches Are Ready For Summer Swimming

Northern Sydney’s swimming spots are starting the swimming season with excellent results in the latest State of the Beaches report. The latest State of the Beaches report is great news for beach goers. It means our beaches are suitable for swimming most or all of the time and are amongst the cleanest in the world […]

Our Beautiful Beaches Are Ready For Summer Swimming

Northern Sydney’s swimming spots are starting the swimming season with excellent results in the latest State of the Beaches report. The latest State of the Beaches report is great news for beach goers. It means our beaches are suitable for swimming most or all of the time and are amongst the cleanest in the world […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Retail Area

A facility as special as the new Northern Beaches Hospital deserves to serve up the best food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff. The new facility has been named Forest Kitchen – a name suggested by a nurse at Manly Hospital, where healthy, convenient food options will be served for those on-the-go, as well as […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Retail Area

A facility as special as the new Northern Beaches Hospital deserves to serve up the best food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff. The new facility has been named Forest Kitchen – a name suggested by a nurse at Manly Hospital, where healthy, convenient food options will be served for those on-the-go, as well as […]

Long Reef Concept Plans

It was great to catch up with Peter Kinsey, President of Long Reef SLSC and Ben Taylor from Northern Beaches Council to discuss plans for a new clubhouse at Long Reef SLSC.

Long Reef Concept Plans

It was great to catch up with Peter Kinsey, President of Long Reef SLSC and Ben Taylor from Northern Beaches Council to discuss plans for a new clubhouse at Long Reef SLSC.

Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend

Sunday 7th October – turn your clocks forward one hour  

Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend

Sunday 7th October – turn your clocks forward one hour  

Funding For Wakehurst Community Language Classes

I am delighted to announce that community-run language schools in Wakehurst will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government. The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area. Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds […]

Funding For Wakehurst Community Language Classes

I am delighted to announce that community-run language schools in Wakehurst will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government. The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area. Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds […]

Tradies To Save $52 Million

Following extensive public consultation which showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses, tradies will save $52.3 million over 10 years from not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business reforms. This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and for more than 27,400 tradies around the State, because […]

Tradies To Save $52 Million

Following extensive public consultation which showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses, tradies will save $52.3 million over 10 years from not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business reforms. This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and for more than 27,400 tradies around the State, because […]

Family Fun Day at Parliament House 12 October 2018

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament these upcoming school holidays. Follow the children’s trail, enter the guessing competition, participate in the arts and crafts and engage with roving historical characters and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women becoming eligible for election to parliament and admittance to the legal profession in NSW. When: Friday 12 […]

Family Fun Day at Parliament House 12 October 2018

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament these upcoming school holidays. Follow the children’s trail, enter the guessing competition, participate in the arts and crafts and engage with roving historical characters and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women becoming eligible for election to parliament and admittance to the legal profession in NSW. When: Friday 12 […]

Grants Funding Open To Local Community Groups

Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness from today – Tuesday, 2nd October. This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either […]

Grants Funding Open To Local Community Groups

Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness from today – Tuesday, 2nd October. This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either […]

Wakehurst Schools Open For Play Over Holidays

Local schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public these school holidays. Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School will throw their gates open to the community as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. I encourage members of the local community to use the schools and its facilities […]

Wakehurst Schools Open For Play Over Holidays

Local schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public these school holidays. Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School will throw their gates open to the community as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. I encourage members of the local community to use the schools and its facilities […]

NSW Small Business Month Is Back

Companies are encouraged to take part in a month-long celebration of small business in October with a multitude of events across NSW. NSW Small Business Month, which runs from 1 October to 31 October, was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the […]

NSW Small Business Month Is Back

Companies are encouraged to take part in a month-long celebration of small business in October with a multitude of events across NSW. NSW Small Business Month, which runs from 1 October to 31 October, was a fantastic opportunity for local firms and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the […]

Recipients of The Inaugural Local Heroes Community Recognition Program

I am delighted to share the names of our local recipients of Westfield Local Heroes, a new community recognition program which aims to connect and enrich the local communities in which we operate. The program was created to discover and celebrate individuals who promote social wellbeing and harmony in our community through their work across one or […]

Recipients of The Inaugural Local Heroes Community Recognition Program

I am delighted to share the names of our local recipients of Westfield Local Heroes, a new community recognition program which aims to connect and enrich the local communities in which we operate. The program was created to discover and celebrate individuals who promote social wellbeing and harmony in our community through their work across one or […]

Invictus Games Experience For Wakehurst Students

Students from Wakehurst will attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 next month, enjoying the benefits of workshops on adaptive sports and inspirational insights from competitors. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will highlight the ability of wounded, injured and ill defence personnel and veterans. This is the educational opportunity of a lifetime for students from Beacon Hill […]

Invictus Games Experience For Wakehurst Students

Students from Wakehurst will attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 next month, enjoying the benefits of workshops on adaptive sports and inspirational insights from competitors. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will highlight the ability of wounded, injured and ill defence personnel and veterans. This is the educational opportunity of a lifetime for students from Beacon Hill […]

Share The Mental Health Journey This October

I encourage Wakehurst locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October. Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colleagues, or even ourselves, might need help. Mental health issues will affect one in five Australians every year, and those who don’t experience mental health challenges personally will […]

Share The Mental Health Journey This October

I encourage Wakehurst locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October. Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colleagues, or even ourselves, might need help. Mental health issues will affect one in five Australians every year, and those who don’t experience mental health challenges personally will […]

Station Link – High Frequency Bus Service Between Epping and Chatswood

Ahead of the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019, the Epping to Chatswood train line requires upgrading to metro standards. From Sunday 30 September 2018, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde stations will close for around seven months for these upgrades to be completed. In the meantime, Station Link, a new high frequency […]

Station Link – High Frequency Bus Service Between Epping and Chatswood

Ahead of the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019, the Epping to Chatswood train line requires upgrading to metro standards. From Sunday 30 September 2018, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde stations will close for around seven months for these upgrades to be completed. In the meantime, Station Link, a new high frequency […]

Fallen Officers Honoured On National Police Remembrance Day

Saturday 29 September is National Police Remembrance Day and I ask the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers.  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 home safely at the […]

Fallen Officers Honoured On National Police Remembrance Day

Saturday 29 September is National Police Remembrance Day and I ask the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers.  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 home safely at the […]

Men’s Sheds Week – Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September

Men’s Shed Week is the annual opportunity to collectively showcase Men’s Sheds to the world. Men’s Shed Week 2018 Theme – Celebrating Mateship First and foremost a Men’s Shed is a place to knock around with a group of mates. The shed is a place for friendship and for a sense of purpose; a place to belong […]

Men’s Sheds Week – Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September

Men’s Shed Week is the annual opportunity to collectively showcase Men’s Sheds to the world. Men’s Shed Week 2018 Theme – Celebrating Mateship First and foremost a Men’s Shed is a place to knock around with a group of mates. The shed is a place for friendship and for a sense of purpose; a place to belong […]

B-Line – Notification of work on Pittwater Road Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south‐east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

B-Line – Notification of work on Pittwater Road Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south‐east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

More Places For Preschoolers In Wakehurst

There will be more opportunities on offer for preschool aged kids in Wakehurst, thanks to a $6 million infrastructure investment which will provide support for almost 400 new preschool places across the state. The funding is part of the additional $42.1 million investment in the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program, which was announced in the […]

More Places For Preschoolers In Wakehurst

There will be more opportunities on offer for preschool aged kids in Wakehurst, thanks to a $6 million infrastructure investment which will provide support for almost 400 new preschool places across the state. The funding is part of the additional $42.1 million investment in the NSW Government’s Capital Works Grants program, which was announced in the […]

NSW Students To Tour Historic Battlefields

I encourage Wakehurst high schools to apply to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will give 20 high school students the chance to see firsthand the battlefields that fill the pages of Australia’s military story. The lucky Year 10 and 11 history students will visit historic sites and battlegrounds in Germany, France and […]

NSW Students To Tour Historic Battlefields

I encourage Wakehurst high schools to apply to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will give 20 high school students the chance to see firsthand the battlefields that fill the pages of Australia’s military story. The lucky Year 10 and 11 history students will visit historic sites and battlegrounds in Germany, France and […]

Community Urged To ‘Get Ready’ For The Upcoming Bush Fire Season

  Many NSW Fire Stations will open their doors to the community this weekend to help people be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. This is particularly important for residents who live near bushland and areas prone to grass fires to start preparing now and take the time to participate in Get Ready Weekend. […]

Community Urged To ‘Get Ready’ For The Upcoming Bush Fire Season

  Many NSW Fire Stations will open their doors to the community this weekend to help people be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. This is particularly important for residents who live near bushland and areas prone to grass fires to start preparing now and take the time to participate in Get Ready Weekend. […]

More Savings For Seniors

Businesses providing essential services, products, and entertainment are the target of a renewed NSW Government push to entice more businesses to join the Seniors Card program. The number of participating businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card holders has more than tripled since 2015. It’s so important that we continue to do everything we can to put […]

More Savings For Seniors

Businesses providing essential services, products, and entertainment are the target of a renewed NSW Government push to entice more businesses to join the Seniors Card program. The number of participating businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card holders has more than tripled since 2015. It’s so important that we continue to do everything we can to put […]

Wakehurst Parkway Weekend Partial Closures

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 14 September 2018. 1809 – NBH Notification – September Wakehurst Parkway weekend closures_final For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected]  

Wakehurst Parkway Weekend Partial Closures

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 14 September 2018. 1809 – NBH Notification – September Wakehurst Parkway weekend closures_final For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected]  

Start of work on Pittwater Road, Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south-east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

Start of work on Pittwater Road, Dee Why from September to November 2018

The NSW Government is delivering improved public transport between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. Roads and Maritime Services will be on site to: replace eight existing car spaces with five new accessible parking spaces in the south-east corner of the existing Dee Why library […]

Celebrating Carers This Foster Care Week

Foster Care Week (September 9-15) is an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the wonderful people who provide loving homes for children in need. Carers do a fantastic job looking after our most vulnerable children. Children do best when they live in a nurturing family environment. Our wonderful carers come from all walks of life […]

Celebrating Carers This Foster Care Week

Foster Care Week (September 9-15) is an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the wonderful people who provide loving homes for children in need. Carers do a fantastic job looking after our most vulnerable children. Children do best when they live in a nurturing family environment. Our wonderful carers come from all walks of life […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Forum 12th September

Please be advised, the next Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project forum will be held on Wednesday 12 September from 6pm to7pm. The forum will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity Forum 12th September

Please be advised, the next Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project forum will be held on Wednesday 12 September from 6pm to7pm. The forum will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

$4 Million Surf Club Fund Opens

Surf life saving clubs in the electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million statewide boost to surf club facilities funding. Surf life saving clubs across NSW are set to benefit from funding which will improve facilities which help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. Surf life […]

$4 Million Surf Club Fund Opens

Surf life saving clubs in the electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million statewide boost to surf club facilities funding. Surf life saving clubs across NSW are set to benefit from funding which will improve facilities which help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. Surf life […]

40kh Passing Road Rule Starts Tomorrow

This Saturday, 1 September, the new road rule requiring motorists to slow to 40k/h when passing emergency workers and volunteers attending to road incidents will commence. This is building on what the NSW Government did in 2013 which saw the introduction of a new offence relating to the safe passing of emergency vehicles and personnel, […]

40kh Passing Road Rule Starts Tomorrow

This Saturday, 1 September, the new road rule requiring motorists to slow to 40k/h when passing emergency workers and volunteers attending to road incidents will commence. This is building on what the NSW Government did in 2013 which saw the introduction of a new offence relating to the safe passing of emergency vehicles and personnel, […]

NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022

I welcome the launch of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, the first coordinated, whole-of-Government response to improve outcomes for women, and the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan.   Highlights of the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan include: NSW’s first Women’s Week in 2019 to encourage grass roots activities that challenge perceptions about women and girls and celebrate […]

NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022

I welcome the launch of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, the first coordinated, whole-of-Government response to improve outcomes for women, and the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan.   Highlights of the Strategy’s Year One Action Plan include: NSW’s first Women’s Week in 2019 to encourage grass roots activities that challenge perceptions about women and girls and celebrate […]

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House

Please see the attached flyer giving details of the free Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House on Friday 12 October 2018   FFD_2018_A4

Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House

Please see the attached flyer giving details of the free Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament House on Friday 12 October 2018   FFD_2018_A4

Tradies Flock To Fee-Free Apprenticeships

Apprentices undertaking their training in NSW are already benefitting from the NSW Government’s fee-free apprenticeship package, only two months after its launch. Fee-free apprenticeships will allow 100,000 apprentices throughout NSW to study and train for a fulfilling career while also addressing the State’s skills shortages. The NSW economy is humming and, as a result, NSW has […]

Tradies Flock To Fee-Free Apprenticeships

Apprentices undertaking their training in NSW are already benefitting from the NSW Government’s fee-free apprenticeship package, only two months after its launch. Fee-free apprenticeships will allow 100,000 apprentices throughout NSW to study and train for a fulfilling career while also addressing the State’s skills shortages. The NSW economy is humming and, as a result, NSW has […]

St Augustine’s College – meeting with Principal Jonathan Byrne

Great to catch up with Jonathan Byrne, Principal of St Augustine’s College, Brookvale. Jonathan and his team do a remarkable job of teaching and assisting development of values in so many of our Northern Beaches young men. Thank you for your time today and for your generous hospitality.    

St Augustine’s College – meeting with Principal Jonathan Byrne

Great to catch up with Jonathan Byrne, Principal of St Augustine’s College, Brookvale. Jonathan and his team do a remarkable job of teaching and assisting development of values in so many of our Northern Beaches young men. Thank you for your time today and for your generous hospitality.    

Street Corner Meetings

At one of my four street corner meetings this week. Wakehurst locals, Helene Adams and John Holman braving the cold for a nice chat.  

Street Corner Meetings

At one of my four street corner meetings this week. Wakehurst locals, Helene Adams and John Holman braving the cold for a nice chat.  

Applications Are Open For The New Multicultural Grants Program

I welcome the launch of the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW. The NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths. An additional $290,000 has […]

Applications Are Open For The New Multicultural Grants Program

I welcome the launch of the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW. The NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths. An additional $290,000 has […]

NSW Invests In Programs To Empower Women

Women and girls across NSW will have access to additional economic and leadership opportunities, as local organisations receive a share of $400,000 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program. 14 successful projects, which will run innovative programs to promote leadership pathways for women and girls and reduce barriers to […]

NSW Invests In Programs To Empower Women

Women and girls across NSW will have access to additional economic and leadership opportunities, as local organisations receive a share of $400,000 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program. 14 successful projects, which will run innovative programs to promote leadership pathways for women and girls and reduce barriers to […]

Junior School Captains Morning Tea

It is always my greatest honour to meet the exceptional school leaders from our junior schools in the electorate. What a fun, engaging and very inquisitive bunch they were and perhaps one or two Politicians in the making! Thank you all for a wonderful morning and I look forward to hearing of your successes as you travel through […]

Junior School Captains Morning Tea

It is always my greatest honour to meet the exceptional school leaders from our junior schools in the electorate. What a fun, engaging and very inquisitive bunch they were and perhaps one or two Politicians in the making! Thank you all for a wonderful morning and I look forward to hearing of your successes as you travel through […]

2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council Applications Open

I encourage local youth to apply for a position on the 2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC is responsible for advising the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as evaluating youth-related policies. YAC is a great opportunity for local youth to represent their views on policies and programs affecting […]

2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council Applications Open

I encourage local youth to apply for a position on the 2019 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC is responsible for advising the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as evaluating youth-related policies. YAC is a great opportunity for local youth to represent their views on policies and programs affecting […]

Anzac Memorial Flies Invictus Games Flag

  The Invictus Games flag is flying proudly from some of the most iconic locations in NSW as we count down to the Games kicking off on 20 October.  The Invictus Games flag is flying at the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Juvenile Justice and Corrections Centres across NSW, Defence Force bases, and other locations […]

Anzac Memorial Flies Invictus Games Flag

  The Invictus Games flag is flying proudly from some of the most iconic locations in NSW as we count down to the Games kicking off on 20 October.  The Invictus Games flag is flying at the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Juvenile Justice and Corrections Centres across NSW, Defence Force bases, and other locations […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Given The Green Light

Tourists and residents will benefit from tougher but fairer regulation of short-term holiday letting, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the sector. The reforms will bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win for everyone involved in the industry. Online booking platforms boost the tourism […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Given The Green Light

Tourists and residents will benefit from tougher but fairer regulation of short-term holiday letting, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the sector. The reforms will bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win for everyone involved in the industry. Online booking platforms boost the tourism […]

Freight Changes To Support Our Farmers

I welcome the NSW Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice, which will come into effect by 15 August, will allow more hay to be transported per truckload, reducing costs for farmers. With 100 per cent of NSW […]

Freight Changes To Support Our Farmers

I welcome the NSW Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. The new NSW Class 3 Drought Assistance Dimension Exemption Notice, which will come into effect by 15 August, will allow more hay to be transported per truckload, reducing costs for farmers. With 100 per cent of NSW […]

New Initiative Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

I would like to encourage local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities. The new RISEUP program was developed personally by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and will run state-wide in partnership with Police […]

New Initiative Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

I would like to encourage local businesses to register their interest in mentoring and building vocational skills in young people to help divert them away from crime and into education and employment opportunities. The new RISEUP program was developed personally by NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and will run state-wide in partnership with Police […]

National Missing Person’s Week 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Missing Person’s Week, which runs from 5 – 11 August 2018. National Missing Person’s Week aims to raise awareness about the thousands of Australians who have been reported missing and the impacts their unexplained absence has on their family and friends. For most people the thought of […]

National Missing Person’s Week 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Missing Person’s Week, which runs from 5 – 11 August 2018. National Missing Person’s Week aims to raise awareness about the thousands of Australians who have been reported missing and the impacts their unexplained absence has on their family and friends. For most people the thought of […]

Homelessness Week 2018

WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE Reducing homelessness is a priority for the NSW Government which has committed $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives. This includes $61 million in new funding over the next four years to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy, which […]

Homelessness Week 2018

WORKING TOGETHER TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DISADVANTAGE Reducing homelessness is a priority for the NSW Government which has committed $1 billion for homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives. This includes $61 million in new funding over the next four years to implement the NSW Homelessness Strategy, which […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for the Weekly Traffic Update for week commencing Monday 6 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] NBHRUP- Traffic Update 3 August 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for the Weekly Traffic Update for week commencing Monday 6 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] NBHRUP- Traffic Update 3 August 2018

Invictus Games Spirit To Conquer Classrooms

Launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project Public school students in years 5 to 12 across Wakehurst will learn about the importance of resilience, service and inclusion as part of an initiative helping to share the spirit of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Games promote service to the community and they will […]

Invictus Games Spirit To Conquer Classrooms

Launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project Public school students in years 5 to 12 across Wakehurst will learn about the importance of resilience, service and inclusion as part of an initiative helping to share the spirit of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Games promote service to the community and they will […]

Cooler Classrooms Program

In this year’s budget the Government committed a record $500m towards air-conditioning in up to 1000 public schools, the largest investment of its kind in NSW history. This investment will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above. Schools that sit below 30°C […]

Cooler Classrooms Program

In this year’s budget the Government committed a record $500m towards air-conditioning in up to 1000 public schools, the largest investment of its kind in NSW history. This investment will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above. Schools that sit below 30°C […]

30 July 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 3 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] 1807 NBH Notification – Wakehurst Parkway Partial Closures_final

30 July 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Thank you for your continued interest in the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project. Please see below link about Wakehurst Parkway weekend partial closures from Friday 3 August 2018. For more information about the work please contact the community team on 1800 014 307 or email [email protected] 1807 NBH Notification – Wakehurst Parkway Partial Closures_final

Seniors Back In The Game

Seniors are set to hit the courts and sporting fields in the coming months, as a further three sporting codes offer modified rules for players over 65 years of age. NSW Government will invest an additional $100,000 to get Basketball, Softball and Table Tennis NSW on board with a modified program, while also expanding the […]

Seniors Back In The Game

Seniors are set to hit the courts and sporting fields in the coming months, as a further three sporting codes offer modified rules for players over 65 years of age. NSW Government will invest an additional $100,000 to get Basketball, Softball and Table Tennis NSW on board with a modified program, while also expanding the […]

Notifications for B-Line Works Between Mona Vale and Brookvale

Please see below links for the August monthly notifications for B-Line works between Mona Vale and Brookvale. B-Line Northern Beaches Update August 2018-WCAG Dee Why Update August 2018-WCA

Notifications for B-Line Works Between Mona Vale and Brookvale

Please see below links for the August monthly notifications for B-Line works between Mona Vale and Brookvale. B-Line Northern Beaches Update August 2018-WCAG Dee Why Update August 2018-WCA

Life-Saving Program Opens For Round Two

Sporting clubs will be eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program from today, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies. The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Access […]

Life-Saving Program Opens For Round Two

Sporting clubs will be eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program from today, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies. The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Access […]

Changes to Bus Stops

Please use the below link for updated information on changes to bus stops along the Chatswood to Manly, Terrey Hills to City QVB and the Belrose to City QVB bus corridors, mainly serviced by the 136, 270 http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/bus-stops-dee-why-to-manly-via-mona-vale/index.html  

Changes to Bus Stops

Please use the below link for updated information on changes to bus stops along the Chatswood to Manly, Terrey Hills to City QVB and the Belrose to City QVB bus corridors, mainly serviced by the 136, 270 http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/bus-stops-dee-why-to-manly-via-mona-vale/index.html  

Community Support For Road Safety Crackdown

The NSW Government has today announced new road safety measures, including an increase in demerit points from four to five for illegal mobile phone use while driving. This follows a commitment at the launch of the Road Safety Plan 2021 in February to review penalties, develop new road safety advertising and introduce safeguards to improve […]

Community Support For Road Safety Crackdown

The NSW Government has today announced new road safety measures, including an increase in demerit points from four to five for illegal mobile phone use while driving. This follows a commitment at the launch of the Road Safety Plan 2021 in February to review penalties, develop new road safety advertising and introduce safeguards to improve […]

Sydney Water Community Grants Program

Applications must be in by 5 pm on 27 July 2018. Sydney Water has launched its Community Grants Program again this year and is now offering 65 grants. This year we have two program streams to choose from: 50 grants of $1,000 for Arts and Heritage, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, and Education initiatives, and 5 grants of […]

Sydney Water Community Grants Program

Applications must be in by 5 pm on 27 July 2018. Sydney Water has launched its Community Grants Program again this year and is now offering 65 grants. This year we have two program streams to choose from: 50 grants of $1,000 for Arts and Heritage, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, and Education initiatives, and 5 grants of […]

100 Days Until Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The countdown is on for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 with 100 days to go before the Opening Ceremony. The Games will bring more than 500 service personnel from 18 nations to compete over eight days in 11 sports such as swimming, wheelchair rugby, and sailing in Sydney.   Prince Harry, His Royal Highness the Duke […]

100 Days Until Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The countdown is on for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 with 100 days to go before the Opening Ceremony. The Games will bring more than 500 service personnel from 18 nations to compete over eight days in 11 sports such as swimming, wheelchair rugby, and sailing in Sydney.   Prince Harry, His Royal Highness the Duke […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 11 July 2018  

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 11 July 2018  

More School Playgrounds Open To The Community These Winter Holidays

Playgrounds, ovals, and sports courts at 166 NSW Government schools will be available for communities to use during the winter school holidays under an expansion of the successful Share Our Space Program, including our own, Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School. An additional 85 schools have signed on to take part […]

More School Playgrounds Open To The Community These Winter Holidays

Playgrounds, ovals, and sports courts at 166 NSW Government schools will be available for communities to use during the winter school holidays under an expansion of the successful Share Our Space Program, including our own, Brookvale Public School, Fisher Road School and Wheeler Heights Public School. An additional 85 schools have signed on to take part […]

Opening of the Local Sport Grant Program

The Local Sport Grant Program is now open for applications and will close on the 24th August 2018. The program will provide $50,000 per NSW electorate for local sport club projects and aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport. There are four project types within the program, these being: Sport Development Community Sport […]

Opening of the Local Sport Grant Program

The Local Sport Grant Program is now open for applications and will close on the 24th August 2018. The program will provide $50,000 per NSW electorate for local sport club projects and aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport. There are four project types within the program, these being: Sport Development Community Sport […]

Time To Nominate Carers In Wakehurst

I urge the community to nominate local carers or organisations supporting carers for the 2018 NSW Carers Awards. Carers are everyday people in our community. They are family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. It is important that we send a strong message to carers within our local community that we appreciate all they do. I […]

Time To Nominate Carers In Wakehurst

I urge the community to nominate local carers or organisations supporting carers for the 2018 NSW Carers Awards. Carers are everyday people in our community. They are family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. It is important that we send a strong message to carers within our local community that we appreciate all they do. I […]

Making Wakehurst A Safer Place To Live

Local businesses and community groups in the electorate are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding. More than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund which is designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live. Crime […]

Making Wakehurst A Safer Place To Live

Local businesses and community groups in the electorate are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding. More than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund which is designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live. Crime […]

$3 Million Grants To Reuse Or Recycle Organics Waste

The NSW Government has opened the Organics Infrastructure grants program, with grants of up to $3 million available to reuse and recycle food and garden waste. Applications are now open to councils, waste companies and not-for-profit organisations who have plans for projects that can tackle the organic and green waste that ends up in landfill. […]

$3 Million Grants To Reuse Or Recycle Organics Waste

The NSW Government has opened the Organics Infrastructure grants program, with grants of up to $3 million available to reuse and recycle food and garden waste. Applications are now open to councils, waste companies and not-for-profit organisations who have plans for projects that can tackle the organic and green waste that ends up in landfill. […]

Young Historians Tour Battlefields Of Europe

Anzac Ambassadors Competition Rules Six students from across NSW will tour historic battlefields in Greece, France and Belgium as part of the 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program. I welcome the launch of this program encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition. I encourage students to apply for the Anzac Ambassadors Program for […]

Young Historians Tour Battlefields Of Europe

Anzac Ambassadors Competition Rules Six students from across NSW will tour historic battlefields in Greece, France and Belgium as part of the 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program. I welcome the launch of this program encouraging local high school students to take part in the essay competition. I encourage students to apply for the Anzac Ambassadors Program for […]

$4.6 Million Up For Grabs For Local Sports Grant

$4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation. Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils to apply. Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund […]

$4.6 Million Up For Grabs For Local Sports Grant

$4.6 million was now available across the state for upgrading or creating new sports facilities, new sport programs, community events and projects that improve sports participation. Sport is a vital part of our community and I encourage all clubs and councils to apply. Thousands of local clubs can apply for up to $25,000 to fund […]

Winter Fire Safety

Is your home winter fire safe? We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter. Never ever leave cooking unattended. “Keep Looking When Cooking” Most importantly, have an adequate number of suitable smoke alarms installed throughout your home and make sure that you test them regularly. Make sure you and […]

Winter Fire Safety

Is your home winter fire safe? We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter. Never ever leave cooking unattended. “Keep Looking When Cooking” Most importantly, have an adequate number of suitable smoke alarms installed throughout your home and make sure that you test them regularly. Make sure you and […]

Local Youth Organisations Encouraged To Apply For $1.2 Million Funding

COMPACT FAQs(2) I encourage local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants. $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people. Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, […]

Local Youth Organisations Encouraged To Apply For $1.2 Million Funding

COMPACT FAQs(2) I encourage local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants. $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people. Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, […]

Q&A at Allambie Heights Village Ltd

Pat, Lesley & Tanya. It was my great honour to meet with residents and staff of Allambie Heights Village Ltd and to be interviewed by Chief Executive Officer, Ciarán Foley to answer questions about Health, Medical Research, Aged Care, Retirement Village Living, Affordable Housing and uses of Crown Land in the future – among many other topics. It was […]

Q&A at Allambie Heights Village Ltd

Pat, Lesley & Tanya. It was my great honour to meet with residents and staff of Allambie Heights Village Ltd and to be interviewed by Chief Executive Officer, Ciarán Foley to answer questions about Health, Medical Research, Aged Care, Retirement Village Living, Affordable Housing and uses of Crown Land in the future – among many other topics. It was […]

$9 Million To Save Threatened Species

The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species. Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal. Under the program individual grants […]

$9 Million To Save Threatened Species

The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species. Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal. Under the program individual grants […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Project Update – 25 June 2018

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 25 June 2018.

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Project Update – 25 June 2018

Please see below link for this fortnight’s update on the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade project. NBH update – 25 June 2018.

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year – Nominations Now Open

Each year thousands of people in NSW readily volunteer their time to help others without asking for anything in return. Volunteers are committed to supporting important local causes including young people, families in need, the environment and people with a disability. They’re at the centre of our community and help make it the caring, compassionate […]

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year – Nominations Now Open

Each year thousands of people in NSW readily volunteer their time to help others without asking for anything in return. Volunteers are committed to supporting important local causes including young people, families in need, the environment and people with a disability. They’re at the centre of our community and help make it the caring, compassionate […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update Budget Special – 22nd June 2018

$14.4 BILLION TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT The NSW Government announced a $14.4 billion budget for public transport and infrastructure, an investment that will continue to fuel the State’s infrastructure boom while providing quality services for customers. The coming year will see a massive step in the transformation of public transport in Sydney with passenger services […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update Budget Special – 22nd June 2018

$14.4 BILLION TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT The NSW Government announced a $14.4 billion budget for public transport and infrastructure, an investment that will continue to fuel the State’s infrastructure boom while providing quality services for customers. The coming year will see a massive step in the transformation of public transport in Sydney with passenger services […]

NSW BUDGET: 100,000 Free Apprenticeships

There will be an unprecedented level of support for apprentices in the NSW 2018 Budget  with the Government offering 100,000 free apprenticeships, to ensure there is a strong pipeline of skilled workers across the state. This new $285 million skills and training package means that as of next month, free apprenticeships will be offered to newly […]

NSW BUDGET: 100,000 Free Apprenticeships

There will be an unprecedented level of support for apprentices in the NSW 2018 Budget  with the Government offering 100,000 free apprenticeships, to ensure there is a strong pipeline of skilled workers across the state. This new $285 million skills and training package means that as of next month, free apprenticeships will be offered to newly […]

$500 Million to Air Condition More Classrooms

More schools across NSW will receive air conditioning thanks to an unprecedented $500 million funding boost from the NSW Government in this year’s State Budget. This level of investment is something to be proud of.  It is through the strong economic management of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government that we are in a position […]

$500 Million to Air Condition More Classrooms

More schools across NSW will receive air conditioning thanks to an unprecedented $500 million funding boost from the NSW Government in this year’s State Budget. This level of investment is something to be proud of.  It is through the strong economic management of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government that we are in a position […]

New Training On Offer For NSW Tourism Industry

The NSW Government has today announced that 32 face-to-face workshops and 11 new on-demand webcasts will be delivered for NSW tourism businesses to help them develop, promote and sell their products to visitors from across Australia and the world. We have created a State wide Program that now includes a new Tourism Manager Forum and […]

New Training On Offer For NSW Tourism Industry

The NSW Government has today announced that 32 face-to-face workshops and 11 new on-demand webcasts will be delivered for NSW tourism businesses to help them develop, promote and sell their products to visitors from across Australia and the world. We have created a State wide Program that now includes a new Tourism Manager Forum and […]

Record Investment in Mental Health To Help Support Workers

Workers will be better supported in the workplace thanks to a $55 million NSW Government investment in mental health initiatives. The Mentally Healthy Workplaces in NSW Strategy 2022 is a long-term plan to support mental health in workplaces across the state. This is the single-biggest investment in workplace mental health in Australia’s history. The Strategy […]

Record Investment in Mental Health To Help Support Workers

Workers will be better supported in the workplace thanks to a $55 million NSW Government investment in mental health initiatives. The Mentally Healthy Workplaces in NSW Strategy 2022 is a long-term plan to support mental health in workplaces across the state. This is the single-biggest investment in workplace mental health in Australia’s history. The Strategy […]

A Record Boost To Deliver Safer Roads

From life-saving wire rope barriers, audio tactile line markings, to more highway patrol officers in regional areas, these are just a handful of initiatives being delivered as part of a record road safety package. The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government today announced a boost of $600 million in additional funding for dedicated road safety improvements […]

A Record Boost To Deliver Safer Roads

From life-saving wire rope barriers, audio tactile line markings, to more highway patrol officers in regional areas, these are just a handful of initiatives being delivered as part of a record road safety package. The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government today announced a boost of $600 million in additional funding for dedicated road safety improvements […]

Caravan Rego Reductions On The Way For Motorists

Families and adventurers can take advantage of a 40 per cent reduction in their caravan or camper trailers registration, following the NSW Government’s decision to ease travel costs for caravanners. The motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners will be reduced by 40 per cent from 1 November. The motor vehicle tax reduction for private […]

Caravan Rego Reductions On The Way For Motorists

Families and adventurers can take advantage of a 40 per cent reduction in their caravan or camper trailers registration, following the NSW Government’s decision to ease travel costs for caravanners. The motor vehicle tax for private caravan owners will be reduced by 40 per cent from 1 November. The motor vehicle tax reduction for private […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 8th June 2018

NSW BUDGET: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESS UPGRADES SET TO REACH $2 BILLION At least 11 more train stations will now receive upgrades such as new lifts, ramps and footbridges under the Transport Access Program, taking the NSW Government’s total investment to over $2 billion since 2011 and making more than 90 per cent of customer journeys […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 8th June 2018

NSW BUDGET: PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESS UPGRADES SET TO REACH $2 BILLION At least 11 more train stations will now receive upgrades such as new lifts, ramps and footbridges under the Transport Access Program, taking the NSW Government’s total investment to over $2 billion since 2011 and making more than 90 per cent of customer journeys […]

B-Line – Notification of June Weekend Works

Community notification – temporary traffic and parking changes on Pittwater Road, Dee Why between Hawkesbury Avenue and Fisher Road from Friday 15 June 2018 In planning for Tomorrow’s Sydney, we are delivering public transport improvements for the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. The below link provides […]

B-Line – Notification of June Weekend Works

Community notification – temporary traffic and parking changes on Pittwater Road, Dee Why between Hawkesbury Avenue and Fisher Road from Friday 15 June 2018 In planning for Tomorrow’s Sydney, we are delivering public transport improvements for the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore, including an integrated program of service and infrastructure upgrades. The below link provides […]

2018 NSW Grandparent Of The Year

Nominations Are Open For The 2018 Grandparent of the Year! Selfless seniors work tirelessly in our community volunteering their time to support their families and sharing wisdom with the next generation, and it’s time we remind them that the difference they make does not go unnoticed. Grandparents across the State spend almost 11 hours each […]

2018 NSW Grandparent Of The Year

Nominations Are Open For The 2018 Grandparent of the Year! Selfless seniors work tirelessly in our community volunteering their time to support their families and sharing wisdom with the next generation, and it’s time we remind them that the difference they make does not go unnoticed. Grandparents across the State spend almost 11 hours each […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win-Win

The Government’s short-term holiday letting plan will embrace the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behavior. The reforms recognised the estimated $31 billion annual contribution of online booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway (formerly Stayz) to the Australian economy, while stamping out party houses through a mandatory Code of […]

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win-Win

The Government’s short-term holiday letting plan will embrace the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behavior. The reforms recognised the estimated $31 billion annual contribution of online booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway (formerly Stayz) to the Australian economy, while stamping out party houses through a mandatory Code of […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project Forum

The 17th forum for the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project is on Wednesday 13 June from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project Forum

The 17th forum for the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project is on Wednesday 13 June from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. The site […]

NSW Budget Brings More Weekly Buses To The Northern Beaches

More than 1,000 extra weekly services will be added across the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area. This is on top of more than 3,200 extra weekly services introduced last November, including over 2,000 weekly B-Line services. Two new routes will service […]

NSW Budget Brings More Weekly Buses To The Northern Beaches

More than 1,000 extra weekly services will be added across the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area. This is on top of more than 3,200 extra weekly services introduced last November, including over 2,000 weekly B-Line services. Two new routes will service […]

The White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner

It was my great privilege to be invited to the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner to raise awareness and money for this cause. The White Knight Foundation was established in August 2013 from the result of an unprovoked attack on Liam Knight in January 2013, where a 2.8m long steel rod was thrown, striking Liam, piercing through […]

The White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner

It was my great privilege to be invited to the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner to raise awareness and money for this cause. The White Knight Foundation was established in August 2013 from the result of an unprovoked attack on Liam Knight in January 2013, where a 2.8m long steel rod was thrown, striking Liam, piercing through […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 25 May 2018

DIGITAL DRIVER LICENCE A STEP CLOSER Legislation has been introduced to Parliament enabling a phased state-wide rollout of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL). Once finalised, the DDL will be made available through the Service NSW app. Since November 2017, more than 1,400 people in Dubbo have participated in a trial of the technology, with an […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 25 May 2018

DIGITAL DRIVER LICENCE A STEP CLOSER Legislation has been introduced to Parliament enabling a phased state-wide rollout of the Digital Driver Licence (DDL). Once finalised, the DDL will be made available through the Service NSW app. Since November 2017, more than 1,400 people in Dubbo have participated in a trial of the technology, with an […]

Preschools In Wakehurst To Benefit From New Funding

I welcome the news that three preschools in the electorate will benefit from up to $15,000 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their service. The following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund: Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten  – $15,000.00 KU – Killarney Heights Preschool – $10,451.00 Uniting Care Forestville Preschool […]

Preschools In Wakehurst To Benefit From New Funding

I welcome the news that three preschools in the electorate will benefit from up to $15,000 in funding to go towards enhancing the quality of their service. The following preschools have been successful in applying for the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments fund: Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten  – $15,000.00 KU – Killarney Heights Preschool – $10,451.00 Uniting Care Forestville Preschool […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade – Update 28 May 2018

Please see the below link for the latest news on the hospital road upgrade project. NBH update – 28 May 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade – Update 28 May 2018

Please see the below link for the latest news on the hospital road upgrade project. NBH update – 28 May 2018

2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund – Grants Now Open

Cricket clubs in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the upcoming 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund. I encourage local clubs to apply for projects which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community. We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and […]

2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund – Grants Now Open

Cricket clubs in Wakehurst are encouraged to apply for $6 million in funds made available through the upcoming 2020 ICC World T20 Legacy Fund. I encourage local clubs to apply for projects which support local cricket participation and benefit the whole community. We know that sports like cricket have many proven health, social and economic benefits and […]

Skirts on Sacred Benches – Historical Re-enactment

The below link to the  Skirts on Sacred Benches flyer details the next evening program at NSW Parliament House. This Program is a historical re-enactment of the first woman member’s battle for justice in the Legislative Assembly. It is a remount of the very successful event held in March 2017. Date:   Friday  15 June 2018 Venue: NSW Parliament […]

Skirts on Sacred Benches – Historical Re-enactment

The below link to the  Skirts on Sacred Benches flyer details the next evening program at NSW Parliament House. This Program is a historical re-enactment of the first woman member’s battle for justice in the Legislative Assembly. It is a remount of the very successful event held in March 2017. Date:   Friday  15 June 2018 Venue: NSW Parliament […]

NDIS Full Scheme Agreement Reached

Today we welcomed the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. We’ve […]

NDIS Full Scheme Agreement Reached

Today we welcomed the agreement between the NSW and Australian Governments, confirming New South Wales’ long-term commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Full Scheme Agreement was signed between Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. We’ve […]

Northern Beaches Volunteer Expo 2018

With over 30 community organisations participating, this years expo showcased the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available on the Northern Beaches. This annual Expo is a fantastic platform for those considering becoming a community volunteer. Furthermore, the public will be able to see the services they provide and interact one on one with their representatives to […]

Northern Beaches Volunteer Expo 2018

With over 30 community organisations participating, this years expo showcased the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available on the Northern Beaches. This annual Expo is a fantastic platform for those considering becoming a community volunteer. Furthermore, the public will be able to see the services they provide and interact one on one with their representatives to […]

Wear Orange Wednesday Thank You SES

Wednesday 23rd May, marks Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) in support of SES volunteers during National Volunteer Week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday). WOW Day is celebrated annually across the country on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week. I urge our […]

Wear Orange Wednesday Thank You SES

Wednesday 23rd May, marks Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) in support of SES volunteers during National Volunteer Week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday). WOW Day is celebrated annually across the country on the Wednesday of National Volunteer Week. I urge our […]

National Volunteer Week 21-27 May – Give a little. Change a lot

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. #NVW2018 From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as […]

National Volunteer Week 21-27 May – Give a little. Change a lot

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. #NVW2018 From 21–27 May 2018, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as […]

Dee Why Fire Station Open Day – Saturday 19 May 2018

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day will be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Our local station will be opening their doors to give the community a chance to find out how the station operates, check out the fire trucks and meet the local firefighters.  This year, in addition to […]

Dee Why Fire Station Open Day – Saturday 19 May 2018

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day will be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Our local station will be opening their doors to give the community a chance to find out how the station operates, check out the fire trucks and meet the local firefighters.  This year, in addition to […]

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize will be back again in 2018. All artists in the Wakehurst electorate are encouraged to enter the $20,000 acquisitive art prize. Entries open July 2nd 2018. Finalists will be displayed at the Parliament in the month of October and invited to attend a prize giving evening with members and stakeholders. […]

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize will be back again in 2018. All artists in the Wakehurst electorate are encouraged to enter the $20,000 acquisitive art prize. Entries open July 2nd 2018. Finalists will be displayed at the Parliament in the month of October and invited to attend a prize giving evening with members and stakeholders. […]

Reception to Host Vietnam War Veterans

I invite Vietnam veterans to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in August. Each year, the NSW Premier hosts a reception to thank Vietnam War veterans for their service. It complements similar receptions held for veterans of the Korean War and veterans of contemporary conflicts. This is an opportunity for veterans to […]

Reception to Host Vietnam War Veterans

I invite Vietnam veterans to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in August. Each year, the NSW Premier hosts a reception to thank Vietnam War veterans for their service. It complements similar receptions held for veterans of the Korean War and veterans of contemporary conflicts. This is an opportunity for veterans to […]

Opening of Ebbs House

It was my great privilege to attend the opening of Ebbs House a new transitional accommodation property for up to 26 people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Ebbs House is part of Mission Australia’s new crisis and transitional accommodation facilities in Brookvale. For the people who come to Ebbs House and access their services, this new […]

Opening of Ebbs House

It was my great privilege to attend the opening of Ebbs House a new transitional accommodation property for up to 26 people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Ebbs House is part of Mission Australia’s new crisis and transitional accommodation facilities in Brookvale. For the people who come to Ebbs House and access their services, this new […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 11 May 2018

MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT AS RECUITS GRADUATE More than 230 new probationary constables have today joined the record numbers of frontline police to help keep the community safe. Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered 994 additional officers. The new recruits have undertaken university-level education and eight months of practical training at Goulburn Police […]

NSW Government Fortnightly Update – 11 May 2018

MORE POLICE ON THE BEAT AS RECUITS GRADUATE More than 230 new probationary constables have today joined the record numbers of frontline police to help keep the community safe. Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered 994 additional officers. The new recruits have undertaken university-level education and eight months of practical training at Goulburn Police […]

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

**Important community funding is now available** Last year 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families and friends and communities forever. It is us, local people, who know of the road safety challenges facing our communities because we live in them every […]

Community Road Safety Grants Now Open

**Important community funding is now available** Last year 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families and friends and communities forever. It is us, local people, who know of the road safety challenges facing our communities because we live in them every […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community. The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits […]

Wakehurst Community Groups Invited To Apply For NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities across arts and culture, emergency preparedness, and sport and recreation. I encourage local organisations to consider applying for a project that will help make a real difference to our community. The grants are funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits […]

2018 Community Building Partnership Program Opens 7 May 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Wakehurst. Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program. If your […]

2018 Community Building Partnership Program Opens 7 May 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Wakehurst. Local sports clubs, charities, men’s sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program. If your […]

Getting Your Pink Slip Made Even Easier

Getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. The trial aims to ensure mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way, on top of improving convenience and flexibility for motorists. […]

Getting Your Pink Slip Made Even Easier

Getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. The trial aims to ensure mobile pink slip inspections can be delivered in a safe and effective way, on top of improving convenience and flexibility for motorists. […]

Green Slip Refunds Available Now

More than 22% of motor vehicle owners across the electorate have claimed their CTP Green Slip refund. The NSW Government last year overhauled the CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the Government is providing partial refunds to the owners of vehicles across the […]

Green Slip Refunds Available Now

More than 22% of motor vehicle owners across the electorate have claimed their CTP Green Slip refund. The NSW Government last year overhauled the CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the Government is providing partial refunds to the owners of vehicles across the […]

More Support for Busy Families in Wakehurst

More working families will have access to flexible before and after school care for their children, following the announcement Beacon Hill Public School has been successful in their application for the NSW Government’s Before and After School Care Fund. Beacon Hill Public School has been awarded funding to expand their out of school hours care program, creating 58 […]

More Support for Busy Families in Wakehurst

More working families will have access to flexible before and after school care for their children, following the announcement Beacon Hill Public School has been successful in their application for the NSW Government’s Before and After School Care Fund. Beacon Hill Public School has been awarded funding to expand their out of school hours care program, creating 58 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Community and Environment Forum

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project. The 16th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 2 May from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Community and Environment Forum

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project. The 16th forum for the Project is on Wednesday 2 May from 6pm until 7pm which will be held at the Community Information Centre, Corner of Wakehurst Parkway and Warringah Road (north eastern corner) in Frenchs Forest. Visitor parking is available on site, please follow the signs. […]

NSW Government Committed To Reducing Youth Homelessness

The NSW Government has committed $13.9 million to support vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness access support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The government was committed to tackling youth homelessness by focusing on prevention, better support and more housing options. Extending access to services means children and young people […]

NSW Government Committed To Reducing Youth Homelessness

The NSW Government has committed $13.9 million to support vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness access support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The government was committed to tackling youth homelessness by focusing on prevention, better support and more housing options. Extending access to services means children and young people […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – 16 April 2018

Please see attached report from RMS in relation to the road upgrade project. Status as at 16 April 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Roads 16 April 2018

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – 16 April 2018

Please see attached report from RMS in relation to the road upgrade project. Status as at 16 April 2018 Northern Beaches Hospital Roads 16 April 2018

Community Building Partnership – 2018 Round Opening Soon

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects. The Community Building Partnership program supports community infrastructure projects that: Deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes Promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion Eligibility Incorporated not-for-profits and local councils will be eligible to apply.  Project types Grants need to be for: Construction of new […]

Community Building Partnership – 2018 Round Opening Soon

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects. The Community Building Partnership program supports community infrastructure projects that: Deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes Promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion Eligibility Incorporated not-for-profits and local councils will be eligible to apply.  Project types Grants need to be for: Construction of new […]

Warringah Road Night Time Traffic Lights

This week motorists using Warringah Road at Frenchs Forest late at night may notice a spattering of blue flashing lights as the police replace the job of traffic lights at intersections on Warringah Road at Forest Way, Hilmer Street, Wakehurst Parkway and Allambie Road. Police will direct cars and trucks so that traffic lights can be […]

Warringah Road Night Time Traffic Lights

This week motorists using Warringah Road at Frenchs Forest late at night may notice a spattering of blue flashing lights as the police replace the job of traffic lights at intersections on Warringah Road at Forest Way, Hilmer Street, Wakehurst Parkway and Allambie Road. Police will direct cars and trucks so that traffic lights can be […]

Wakehurst Celebrates Youth Week 2018

NSW Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people across the State and this years theme is “Unity Through Diversity”. Our young people are some of the most dedicated and committed members of our community. National Youth Week 2018 is a chance to take a moment and celebrate what they do. NSW Youth Week […]

Wakehurst Celebrates Youth Week 2018

NSW Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people across the State and this years theme is “Unity Through Diversity”. Our young people are some of the most dedicated and committed members of our community. National Youth Week 2018 is a chance to take a moment and celebrate what they do. NSW Youth Week […]

NSW Honours the Anzac Legacy

Anzac Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove and is an important day for communities to gather to commemorate our service men and women. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is the day for the general public to pay their respects to current and former defence personnel who […]

NSW Honours the Anzac Legacy

Anzac Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove and is an important day for communities to gather to commemorate our service men and women. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is the day for the general public to pay their respects to current and former defence personnel who […]

Wheeler Heights Public School to Open Up Ovals and Playgrounds to the Community

Wakehurst residents will now have access to more playgrounds, ovals and sports courts as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. Following a successful trial over summer, more than 80 public schools, including Wheeler Heights public school will open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy their […]

Wheeler Heights Public School to Open Up Ovals and Playgrounds to the Community

Wakehurst residents will now have access to more playgrounds, ovals and sports courts as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program. Following a successful trial over summer, more than 80 public schools, including Wheeler Heights public school will open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy their […]

Installation of New and Extended Clearways

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.   Please be advised that Roads and Maritime Services will commence notifying residents and business operators on Monday, 9 April that they  will be installing new and extended clearways on […]

Installation of New and Extended Clearways

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.   Please be advised that Roads and Maritime Services will commence notifying residents and business operators on Monday, 9 April that they  will be installing new and extended clearways on […]

Window Safety Locks Required in Apartments

To prevent a tragic incident where a child is injured or killed after falling from a window, locks are now mandatory on windows in strata buildings. Strata building windows from which a child could fall two metres or more must have child-proof locks. With more people living in apartments it is vital we have the […]

Window Safety Locks Required in Apartments

To prevent a tragic incident where a child is injured or killed after falling from a window, locks are now mandatory on windows in strata buildings. Strata building windows from which a child could fall two metres or more must have child-proof locks. With more people living in apartments it is vital we have the […]

Wakehurst Woman Of The Year 2018 – Vesna Perisic

Vesna Perisic was recently named as the 2018 Wakehurst Woman of the Year Award. Vesna took part in the awards ceremony that was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on 8 March, 2018. Having known Vesna for quite a few years, as a result of her involvement in Community Connect Northern Beaches, I […]

Wakehurst Woman Of The Year 2018 – Vesna Perisic

Vesna Perisic was recently named as the 2018 Wakehurst Woman of the Year Award. Vesna took part in the awards ceremony that was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on 8 March, 2018. Having known Vesna for quite a few years, as a result of her involvement in Community Connect Northern Beaches, I […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – amended information

Please find attached amended information regarding traffic changes that will take effect from Monday 5 March, 2018 impacting Hilmer Street and from Wednesday 7 March, 2018 affecting Fitzpatrick Ave East. Please allow additional travel time when planning your journey. Please see the attached notifications for more information about the work, or you can contact the Community team on 1800 014 307 […]

Northern Beaches Hospital Road Upgrade Project – amended information

Please find attached amended information regarding traffic changes that will take effect from Monday 5 March, 2018 impacting Hilmer Street and from Wednesday 7 March, 2018 affecting Fitzpatrick Ave East. Please allow additional travel time when planning your journey. Please see the attached notifications for more inform