Northern Rivers Echo

Today I presented Nimbin Community Centre with $14,480 funding from the NSW Government to grow and promote Aboriginal art and culture in our region.

The Wai:bal Art and Culture Project will include workshops by respected Bundjalung artists and cultural practitioners from across a range of local clan groups. Audiences will share in regional arts and cultural experiences through exhibitions and public performances at the Wai:bal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

This new project will help Aboriginal artists build on their abilities and talents, boost local economies and encourage a greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture in the broader community.

The final transition towards a modern integrated electronic ticketing system on Sydney public transport will occur on Monday 1 August 2016 when the last of the old paper tickets will no longer be sold or accepted.

Customers who donít have an Opal card can purchase an Opal single trip ticket through top up machines for travel on trains, light rail and ferries. From 1 August an Opal single bus ticket will become available on-board buses. No tickets will be available for purchase on light rail or ferries.

Following the recommendation from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, single trip tickets will be set to a standard premium fare across modes when compared to normal Opal card fares from September 5.

For more information or to order an Opal card, customers can visit or phone 13 OPAL (6725).

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.