The Kyogle News June 01
Once again major projects in the electorate of Lismore did not
get a mention in their own right in the Carr Government's Budget
which was announced on Tuesday 29 May. The Treasurer indicated in
his speech that the Government has been listening to the regional
voters, however from what I seen it hasn't heard the cries from my
electorate. I will certainly be interested to view the more detailed
documents once they are available in the hope of receiving ongoing
funding for both major and minor projects. If not, this is yet
another display of the Government's lack of commitment to rural New
South Wales and its constituency.
2001 National CommunityLink Volunteer Awards
Nominations have opened and the main objective of the Awards is to
promote, encourage and develop community service and volunteers.
Nomination forms area available upon request to my office or online
at www.national.com.au/Community/ and I encourage all local volunteer
groups to nominate. Closing date 27 July 2001.
Capital Assistance Program
The 2001/2002 funding round has opened and I encourage local
sporting organisations to make application for these grants. The
program provides assistance with the development of local community
sport and recreational facilities throughout NSW. Application forms
and guidance notes are available upon request.