CTC Asthma CD Launch
Echo 30 June 2005
CTC Asthma CD Launch
I was honoured to launch the CD produced by Kyogle CTC and commissioned for the
Asthma Foundation of Australia on asthma management. The project researched key
messages, developed a script and designed a multimedia CD around asthma
management as advised by the asthma foundation. I was also pleased to present a
cheque from the Minister for Community Services and Minister for Youth, The Hon
Reba Meagher to buy additional video equipment to enable the CTC to be used on
youth orientated projects associated at the centre.
Funds for Youth
Casino Girls Brigade - I recently attended the Casino Girls Brigade and
presented a Pioneer Pin to Carrie Bailey to recognise four years of work and
devotion. Over four years, Carrie earned one award each year for researching and
compiling a project book, as well as completing a practical component. I also
had the opportunity to attend a morning tea held by the Casino Girls Brigade
community to present a cheque to assist the organisation in attaining much
needed camping equipment.
Clunes & Kyogle Girl Guides - both local Guide units also received funds for
recreational activities and camping.
Funds were made available by The Hon Ms Reba Meagher MP, Minister for Youth and
Minister for Community Services to assist youth groups in gaining or replacing
necessary equipment for the benefit and use by their members.
NSW Regional Achievement and Community Awards
This year is the inaugural year for these awards, that are an amalgamation of
both the Regional Achievers and Community of the Year Award and the Community
Enterprise Awards. Individuals, businesses, communities or organisations who
have made a difference to regional and rural NSW in one of the following
categories are being encouraged to apply. Categories are;
Business Enterprise Award
Events and Tourism Award
Regional Service Award
Environment and Landcare Award
Community of the Year
Nominations can be made online at www.awardsaustralia.com or by contact my
office. Closing date is 5 August 2005.
2005 Capital Assistance Program
This program assists local government authorities and not-for profit sporting
and recreational organisations to develop community orientated local sporting
and recreational facilities throughout NSW. All projects must improve access for
the general public to participate in sport, recreation and/or physical
activities. Guidance notes and application forms are available from my office.
Closing date is 31 July 2005.
Applications are opening in the next couple of weeks for the following
Environmental Trust programs - Environmental Research (major & minor
categories), Environmental Education, Protecting our Places Aboriginal Grants
Program, Eco Schools Grant Program and Environmental Restoration &
Rehabilitation. Guidelines, application forms and more information is available
on the website - www.environment.nsw.gov.au/envtrust or phone 8837 6093.
Review of Plantations & Reafforestation Legislation
The Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources is reviewing the
Plantations & Reafforestation Act 1999 and Reafforestation (Code) Regulation
2001. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comment and suggestions on
how the legislation can be improved. Copies of the discussion paper and
submission form can be obtained from www.dipnr.nsw.gov.au or 1300 305 695.
Submissions close 1 August 2005.
Inquiry into Skills Shortages in Rural & Regional NSW
The Legislative Council Standing Committee on State Development is calling for
submissions to an inquiry into skills shortages in rural & regional NSW. Copies
of the terms of reference are available from my office or
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au. The closing date is 5 August 2005.
Kids in Community Awards
I had the pleasure of attending the Kids in Community Awards at the Lismore
workers Club on Tuesday evening. These awards through generous sponsorship
recognised young people for their contribution to supporting others in the
community and in some cases handling issues or problems which have effected
themselves in their life. The night was a tribute to the committee, the sponsors
and the family and friends of the Awards Nominees which this area can be
justifiably proud of.