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$4.7 MILLION BOOST FOR MINNAMURRA RAINFOREST CENTRE

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre Infrastructure and Experience Invigoration project will receive $4.7 million in capital funding over 3 years. Mr Ward said that this project will transform the centre into a...

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LOCAL MP’S BACK NEW LAWS TO COMBAT TERRORISM

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have today backed the NSW Government’s new counter-terror laws which provide certainty for police officers if they need to use lethal force against terrorists and also introduces a presumption...

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WARD CONTINUES FIGHT FOR BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today moved a Notice of Motion in Parliament and met with the NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance to reiterate his call on the New South Wales Government to establish a trial for a bus service from Kiama to Bomaderry. “Earlier...

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ILLAWARRA RESIDENTS RECEIVE A SIGNIFICANT HEALTHCARE BOOST

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward today announced $251 million towards the first stage of the Shellharbour Hospital redevelopment. This redevelopment will expand capacity in the emergency...

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$10 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT HOSPITAL PARKING

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward have secured additional parking spaces at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital with the State’s budget confirming $9.84 million for this important investment. Member for South Coast Shelley...

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BUDGET BOOST FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN KIAMA ELECTORATE

Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that the NSW Budget includes crucial support for young families in the Kiama electorate with additional funding for community preschools and long day care services. Mr Ward said...

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TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR 11 SCHOOLS IN KIAMA ELECTORATE

Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today welcomed the $46 million investment of the NSW Government’s Connecting Country Schools program that will see wireless connectivity upgrade at 11 local schools across the Kiama electorate....

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TRADE & INVESTMENT WEEK IN ILLAWARRA

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that the Illawarra business community are turning their eyes to global markets during NSW Trade & Investment Week. Mr Ward said that trade commissioners and market representatives from...

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NOWRA COMPANY FEEDS OUR TROOPS

Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast Gareth Ward has today announced that Nowra company Global Defence Solutions has been recognised with a national award for manufacturing mobile kitchens for the Australian Defence Force. Mr Ward said that Global Defence...

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Upgraded Mount Ousley Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Now Open

• $8.1 million heavy vehicle rest area to manage fatigue and improve safety now open for use • New rest area includes 10 heavy vehicle parking spaces, picnic tables and other facilities • Jointly funded Australian and New South Wales Government project to benefit more...

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MAJOR FUNDING BOOST FOR SHOALHAVEN HEADS SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented $105,750 funding to representatives from the Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club. Mr Ward made the presentation during the Club’s annual Presentation Night. “I am extremely pleased that this major funding will help towards...

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MP’S WELCOME REDUCTION IN CRIME ACROSS THE SHOALHAVEN

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have commended local Police in the Shoalhaven Local Area Command for their exceptional work in fighting and reducing local crime. Mr Ward said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau...

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WARD HOSTS KIAMA DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE FORUM

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today hosted the Kiama Domestic and Family Violence Forum at the Kiama Pavilion with Pru Goward, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, as the special guest speaker. “I am very pleased that we had...

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$1.35 MILLION AGED CARE UNIT COMPLETE

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today inspected the recently complete $1.35 million dedicated Acute Aged Care Unit at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. Mrs Hancock said the purpose designed unit, formerly known as Medical...

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MAJOR BOOST FOR KIAMA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented $123,750 funding to representatives of the Kiama Surf Life Saving Club to upgrade its clubhouse and improve facilities and amenity. Mr Ward has also today moved a Notice of Motion in Parliament. Mr Ward said it was the single...

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ILLAWARRA USING DRONES TO TURBOCHARGE BUSINESS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that innovative local Illawarra businesses are being encouraged to attend a two-hour event at the University of Wollongong this Thursday 1st June for a showcase on the advantages of drones to...

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ADVANTAGE WOLLONGONG SHOWCASING WOLLONGONG TO THE WORLD

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward will this Thursday 1st June join with Advantage Wollongong to showcase Wollongong to the world at the World Business Forum at The Star, Sydney. Mr Ward said that the World Business Forum attracts...

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MAINTENANCE POP-UP DELIVERS FOR WARRAWONG TENANTS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that social housing tenants living in Warrawong will next Wednesday 31st May receive on-the-spot home repairs and assistance at a maintenance pop-up run by the Department of Family and Community...

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GARRY WILBRAHAM RECEIVES PREMIER’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have today presented Garry Wilbraham with the Premier’s Community Service Award. Mr Ward and Mrs Hancock made the special presentation to Mr Wilbraham who was joined by close family members in NSW...

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PREMIER’S VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is encouraging local residents to acknowledge the efforts of community members who give their time to help others, by nominating them for the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program. “Day in, and day out, local residents from school...

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BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE BOOST FOR BERRY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Berry Public School families are benefitting from new before and after school care facilities, thanks to $30,000 provided by the New South Wales Government. The Before and After School Care Fund grant has been provided to support the school’s Out of School Hours Care...

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LABOR CAUGHT OUT LYING ON KILLALEA STATE PARK

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today slammed Labor’s Shadow Environment Minister Penny Sharpe and Labor Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson for deliberately misleading the community in relation to Killalea State Park. Mr Ward said that the...

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$1.8 MILLION EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward have today officially opened a $1.8 million expansion of the Emergency Department (ED) at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, giving the local community improved access to services. Mrs Hancock...

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KIAMA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL DEEMED FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that Kiama Municipal Council has been assessed and found to be fit for the future as part of the ongoing financial health check conducted by the Department of Local Government. Mr Ward said that the the Fit for the...

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