Northern Rivers Echo

Over the past week Lismore has reinforced its position as the centre of the Northern Rivers. His Excellency the Hon David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley toured the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and were treated to a concert by local musicians, FNC Baseball hosted the Australian Senior League Baseball Championships, the Northern NSW Hack Championship at the showgrounds had horses compete from as far away as Victoria, the NSW Country Junior Rugby Union Championships were on at Oakes Oval, Crozier Field & Heaps Field, the Marie Mackney Representative Netball Carnival tried out the newly resurfaced courts and Southern Cross University Graduation Ceremonies with graduates and families from overseas & Australia wide.

This week The Hon Mark Speakman MP, Minister for the Environment & Heritage came to the electorate. We visited Murwillumbah High & Nimbin Central Schools to see projects they have undertaken with grants from the NSW Environmental Trust.

We also announced $700,000 for local projects under the NSW Governmentís Restoration & Rehabilitation grant.

It is now easier for students and parents to apply for the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS), with applications moving online.

A new online application form for bus customers and a secure online portal for operators is now available, making the process more convenient and informative for parents, students and bus operators.

The SSTS provides subsidised travel for eligible school students.

All new SSTS applications will be submitted to Transport for NSW via the online application form which will replace the existing blue Application Form for Subsidised Travel and Update of Student Details.

Information about the School Student Transport Scheme and how to apply for subsidised school travel can be found

Applicants who donít have access to the internet can seek assistance by calling 131 500.

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:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.