Media Releases

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON CROOME ROAD

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that changed traffic conditions are in place on Croome Road as part of early work to reconfigure the Croom Regional Sporting Complex. Mr Ward said that work to build a new right turn lane to provide work...

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WARD BACKS BUSINESS CHAMBER CALLS FOR PAYROLL TAX RELIEF

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has delivered a Private Members Statement in Parliament calling for payroll tax relief for small businesses. “Having grown up in a small business family I know how hard people...

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WARD HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL KIAMA ELECTORATE STUDENT LEADERS FORUM

The Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today hosted the 8th annual Kiama Electorate Student Leaders Forum at New South Wales Parliament House. Mr Ward said he was extremely proud to host local school leaders from across the...

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NEW FUNDING TO BOOST ABORIGINAL DISABILITY SERVICES

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is calling on local Aboriginal businesses operating in the disability services sector to apply for their share in a new $4.5 million NSW Government program which aims to help those businesses get involved in...

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STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORTING OUR RSL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that all members of the RSL (NSW) will be empowered to vote for their new board of directors as part of representative voting reforms designed to strengthen...

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UP TO $1.3 MILLION GRANTS TO DIVERT WASTE FROM LANDFILL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward today announced that applications are now open for grants worth up to $1.3 million to local Councils across the State to introduce and enhance kerbside organic bin collection services. Mr Ward said...

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THANK YOU TO OUR HEROES IN ORANGE

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today called on local residents and community groups to take the opportunity to thank NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) volunteers this WOW (Wear Orange Wednesday)...

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BIG WIN: SHELLHARBOUR INCLUDED IN REGIONAL GROWTH FUND

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced Shellharbour will share in the NSW’s Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, starting with $2 million to breathe life into community projects as part of the Stronger Country...

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RECEPTION TO HOST VIETNAM WAR VETERANS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward is inviting local Vietnam veterans from across our region to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in Sydney in August. Mr Ward said that each year, the NSW Premier hosts...

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THREE MONTH NSW GUN AMNESTY STARTS 1ST JULY

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today urged anyone across our region with an unregistered or unwanted firearm to take advantage of the NSW Firearm Amnesty from 1st July to 30th September 2018. Mr Ward said...

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BUS BOOSTS BUSINESS IN WOLLONGONG AND KIAMA

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the New South Wales Government’s Business Bus will be visiting small businesses across our region later this month to provide specialist advice to business owners...

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NIGHT WORK ON PRINCES HIGHWAY BETWEEN BOMADERRY AND EAST LYNNE

Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that changed traffic conditions will be in place later this month on the Princes Highway between Bomaderry and East Lynne. Mr Ward said that essential maintenance work will be...

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TENDER AWARD BERRY GOOD FOR PRINCES HIGHWAY MOTORISTS

Faster and safer travel on the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry is a step closer with the successful contractor today announced as to carry out the $450 million upgrade. The contract has be awarded to a joint venture between Downer & Seymour Whyte....

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KIAMA TO BOMADERRY BUS TRIAL TO BE EXTENDED BY 12 MONTHS

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that a bus service being trialled between Kiama and Bomaderry since December 2017 will be extended for a further 12 months to 30th June 2019. Mr Ward said that the 737 bus will continue to operate the same route,...

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ILLAWARRA DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS HONOURED DURING SPECIAL CEREMONY

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the NSW Rural Fire Service has honoured its local Illawarra District volunteers for their long-standing dedication and commitment to protecting our local communities, during a special Medals Presentation Ceremony...

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BERRY TO BOMADERRY PRINCES HIGHWAY UPGRADE A STEP CLOSER

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that an important milestone for the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade is around the corner, as early work on the 10.5 kilometre project comes to an end. Mr Ward said that early work has included the relocation...

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POP IN FOR A CUPPA WITH THE LOCAL COPS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today encouraged local residents to attend a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event across our region tomorrow, Tuesday 8th May. • South Coast – Jelly Bean Park, Egans Lane, Nowra Time:...

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WARD PAYS TRIBUTE TO FIREFIGHTERS ON ST FLORIAN’S DAY

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today paid tribute to the amazing dedication of all serving fire fighters across the Illawarra and South Coast who continue to follow in the footsteps of Saint Florian,...

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COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FOR UNANDERRA ON PRISON PROPOSAL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that an additional community consultation meeting has been added in Unanderra in relation to the Kembla Grange prison proposal. Mr Ward said that the additional community consultation meeting...

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MAKING IT EASIER FOR OUR LOCAL SENIORS TO GET FROM A TO B

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today announced that learning how to plan a travel route in and around the Illawarra and South Coast, topping up the Gold Opal card or checking in ‘real’ time when the bus or train is coming are...

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$10,000 BOOST FOR KIDSFEST SHELLHARBOUR FESTIVAL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward announced that he has secured $10,000 in funding from the New South Wales Government to help support KidsFest Shellharbour 2018 Festival. Mr Ward was joined at a special presentation by a dozen...

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Illawarra to have its say on prison proposal

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is inviting the Illawarra to have its say on the Kembla Grange prison proposal, announcing a series of community consultation sessions. Mr Ward said the meetings, to be held at Dapto Square, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre...

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OPERATION CHROME TARGETING RURAL ROAD TRAUMA THIS WEEKEND

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has announced that Operation Chrome will be in force across the Southern Region this weekend, in order to reduce road trauma and save lives on rural roads. Mr Ward said that the first phase of...

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WARD OPENS BULK CONTAINER SORTING FACILITY AT UNANDERRA

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today officially opened a new Bulk Container Deposit Centre in Unanderra as part of the State’s container deposit scheme – the second of its kind to be operated by Vinnies in NSW. Mr Ward announced that with...

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NIGHT WORK ON NEW LAKE ENTRANCE ROAD AT BLACKBUTT

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that changed traffic conditions will be in place from this Sunday on New Lake Entrance Road at Blackbutt. Mr Ward said that road resurfacing work will be carried out in both...

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NIGHT WORK ON M1 PRINCES MOTORWAY AT GWYNNEVILLE

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that changed traffic conditions will be in place from the end of this month on the M1 Princes Motorway for maintenance work to be carried out at Gwynneville. Mr Ward said that work...

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WARD SAYS GETTING YOUR PINK SLIP MADE EVEN EASIER

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that getting a pink slip will soon be easier than ever before following the NSW Government’s announcement to trial mobile safety inspections for cars, motorcycles, boat trailers or caravans. Mr...

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