The Newly Formed Council

Express Examiner February 00

The Newly Formed Council

I was honoured to represent the NSW Governor and the Local Government Minister in formalising the proclamation of the inaugural meeting for the newly amalgamated Richmond Valley Council.

White Paper on Water Management

This paper contains a number of far reaching proposals that need to be properly understood and considered by water users prior to any legislative changes. I urge all interested parties to study the contents and make a submission by March 31. Copies of the white paper are available from my office.

Country Halls

I have received a number of enquiries regarding billing structures and charges of NorthPower accounts for rural halls. I would be pleased to assist in this matter and suggest contacting my office for further details.

2000 Olympic Commerce Centre

Representatives of the Centre, in partnership with Telstra and the NSW Department of State and Regional Development, will be conducting a seminar for local businesses on Olympic trade opportunities and the operational impacts of the Olympic games. The Centre is aiming to assist companies in identifying and developing Olympic opportunities and help them with their operational planning for the Olympic games. The briefing will be held at the Lismore Workers Club on Wednesday 29 March and will commence at 6pm.

Families First

A new project to be established by Jumbunna Community Preschool & Early Intervention and Casino Neighbourhood Centre Inc has received advice of funding to provide supported playgroups in Casino. This allocation should not be confused as a contribution to the shortfall.

Information Session For Farmers

NSW Farmers' Association is conducting educational seminars on the GST in rural areas to assist people to assist the farming community to become aware and `GST-ready'. People are required to register on 1800 555 240 as places are limited.

Seniors Week - Premier's Gala Concert

A limited number of tickets are currently available for seniors interested in attending the special Premier's Gala Concert. Tickets are for the 11am performance on Wednesday 22 March 2000 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact my staff.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police & Public Safety) Act 1998

A review of this Act is currently being conducted to determine whether the policy objectives remain valid and whether amendments made by the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives. Closing date 31 March 2000.

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.