Enclosure Permits

The Kyogle News October 04

Enclosure Permits

I have received contact from Minister Kelly's Office advising that in the Northern Region, some reminder notices, which are computer generated, were inadvertently sent. There is no need to act upon reminder notices until the current Moratorium is resolved. Even when an agreement is reached, landholders will have a further three months thereafter to finalise adjustments. It is anticipated that an early resolution by end of the month will be achieved. I have written to those who have contacted my office regarding this issue, supplying a copy of a press release from the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Andrew Fraser, for their interest. As information comes to hand, I will endeavour to keep you informed.

Kyogle and Casino to Lismore Bus Service

Kirklands buslines in conjunction with Northern Rivers Community Transport have added another benefit to the standard Friday bus run from Kyogle to Lismore via Casino. Elderly residents of Kyogle or people with a disability, will be able to be picked up from their home if needed and dropped off at selected destinations in Lismore eg Hospitals, doctor's surgery etc.

Blood Bank Forum

Last week, I had the pleasure of opening the 90th Anniversary of Zone 27 Red Cross Conference, which was a celebration of 90 years of serving humanity, through telecross, cosmetic care, emergency services during floods, junior red cross, trauma teddy's and bloodbank. During this conference, I announced I would be holding a workshop on blood bank services, particularly mobile centres outside Lismore. I will be meeting with the Public Relations Manager in the next 2 or 3 weeks to have some issues resolved that have been bought to my attention.

Committee on the Office of the Valuer General

In December 2003, a new joint Parliamentary Committee on the Office of the Valuer General was established in the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of NSW. The Committee has various roles set out under the Valuation of Land Amendment (Valuer-General) Act 2003. An information brochure, outlining the Committee's functions, activities, and relationship to land evaluation processes in NSW. Copies of the brochure are available from my office or www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees.

Seniors Card

86% of people over the age of 60 carry a Seniors Card that's more than 990,000 people in NSW. Seniors are experienced shoppers - after decades of shopping they know a good deal when they see one and they know that businesses displaying the Seniors Card logo have a special offer for them. Seniors Cards are available free to semi-retired or retired people over the age of 60. The scheme is not means tested. Application forms are available at my office.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.