The Kyogle News August 01


During the recess of Parliament, I will be interviewing in Casino on Tuesday 7 August, Kyogle on Monday 13 August, also calling into Grevillia and Wiangaree on this day. Then my West of the Range visit has been rescheduled to Friday 17 August, apologies for any inconvenience. During this visit I will be calling into Bonalbo, Old Bonalbo, Urbenville, Woodenbong and Legume. For appointment times and enquiries please contact my electorate office on 6621 3624.

$145,349 for Rural Skills Centres

The announcement by Minister Aquilina of an $145,349 allocation for the establishment of local Rural Skills Centres in the Lismore electorate was welcomed recently. The program will assist in the development of vocational education and training for school students by encouragement, including the provision of part-time school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. The Rural Skills Centre will operate through Kyogle High School, Bonalbo, Woodenbong and Nimbin Central Schools. Training will be offered in Information Technology, Business Services, Retail, Agriculture and Forestry.

Kyogle Skate Park Opening

This community facility has been made possible through the combined effort of the Kyogle Youth Action group, the local community in fundraising and allocations from Sport and Recreation under the Capital Assistance Program together with the assistance of Kyogle Council. It was my pleasure to officially open the town's newest youth facility, which is a major achievement for the Kyogle townspeople.

Inquiries, Reports and Grants

The following are available from my office -
Learning Community Grants Program
Action for the Environment - NSW Environment Statement 2001
Inquiry into Feral Animals
Sustainable Rural Communities Resource Kit

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.