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.
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.
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
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.