Pollies for Small Business Day

The Kyogle News May 02

Parliament will break for a winter recess from 28 June and will resume on 3 September. As always I can be contacted at my electorate office on 6621 3624.

Pollies for Small Business Day

During the month of May - which is Small Business Month, I enjoyed the opportunity to undertake `work experience' at various businesses in the Lismore Electorate. In Kyogle, I participated at the IGA Supermarket, meeting many people and it was a great opportunity to renew past experiences, enable my interaction with local small business owners and also meet many people who were not expecting to be greeted by their local member.

Richmond Regional Vegetation Management Plan

A two-day meeting was held to consider the community feedback to the plan after public consultation. Several landholder observers attended the meeting with other representatives. The result of the meeting was positive and after considerable strong debate, most of the community concerns were addressed and a compromise position has been achieved mostly by consensus. At present a socio-economic report is being conducted before finalising the plan.

Mobile Blood Bank

I was pleased to have assisted in the restoring of Red Cross Blood Bank collections in Kyogle, which will be at the A& E Department of the hospital, three monthly commencing on the 27 May. Re-establishment of these services are of great benefit for the community and the Australian Red Cross Blood Bank Collection. It is also an appropriate time to recognise the importance and significance of all donors. Congratulations to all donors and the volunteers associated with the Red Cross Blood Bank Service.

Woodenbong to Legume Road funding

$500,000 funding has been provided to Tenterfield Shire Council to upgrade the Woodenbong to Legume Road. These funds will be matched by Council to provide improvements at two locations and several more curves in the road will be removed with a realignment of the road 2 klms east of Legume.

Sports - Capital Assistance Grants

Once again the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) is calling for applications for capital assistance grants. Applications must be lodged with the local office of the DSR. Forms are available from my Electorate Office; or by visiting the Department's website at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au - closing date is 10 July 2002.

Trustee Members wanted

Applications are being invited from persons interested in being considered for appointment as a member of the Trust Board to manage the affairs of the Cedar Point Public Hall Reserve Trust. Applications should be lodged before 11 June 2002 with the Land Access Unit of the Department of Land & Water Conservation, for further information contact Ph 6640 2061 or my office.

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