School Maintenance Allocations

The Kyogle News February 02

School Maintenance Allocations

A total of $795,896 was allocated to the Lismore electorate for school maintenance with the following allocations for schools west of Lismore:
 

$5,000

$10,000

$50,000

$35,000

$170,000

$13,000

$23,000

$28,000

$30,000  

Barkers Vale Telephone system replacement

Casino High School Security - additional security fencing

Casino Public Roofing replacement

Grevillia Toilet upgrade

Kyogle High Floor coverings replacement, painting and roofing replacement

Kyogle Floor coverings replacement and toilet upgrade

Nimbin Central Telephone system and tractor replacement

Woodenbong Central floor coverings replacement and painting

Bonalbo Telephone system replacement, floor coverings replacement, roofing replacement works

Home Owners Warranty Insurance

For builders with problems with this type of insurance, I have become aware of a third player in this field called Reward Insurance. This will be another alternative in the market and Reward Insurance is a Melbourne based company. I have contact details available and I encourage any builder with problems in this regard, to contact my office.

Mental Health Inquiry

The Legislative Council Select Committee on Mental Health is calling for submissions on mental health services in NSW. Written submissions must be received by 4 April 2002 with terms of reference and further particulars available upon request.

Public Liability Insurance

A number of people have spoken to me about concerns with spiralling costs of Public Liability insurance and the devastating effects on small community organised events. I have welcomed the Commonwealth announcement that it will facilitate a meeting of State and Territory governments to find some solutions, and establish some cross-jurisdictional consistency, however, this is a State issue. All State members are looking to the Premier, to put some clear proposals to the meeting, which should aim to ensure that any public liability insurance scheme should be fair and affordable, should properly look after genuinely injured people, should include proper incentives for those who reduce risks, and should wind back the terrible `blame game' culture that has crept up on us in the last decade.

Heritage Incentives Program

Proposals are being invite for projects to conserve or present heritage items listed on Local or Regional Environmental Plans and/or on the State Heritage Register. Imaginative proposals are also sought for studies, education and promotion projects including publications and videos. Full details and application forms are available from www.heritage.nsw.gov.au, applications close 22 March 2002.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577