Media Releases

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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RESIDENTS GIVEN THE POWER TO SAVE

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward announced today that Illawarra and South Coast families will be able to slash their power bills by more than $200 a year under a NSW Government initiative. Mrs Hancock said small businesses will...

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DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have today encouraged the local community to get involved in the development of the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in New South Wales and...

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GET VACCINATED FOR FREE AND BEAT THE FLU BUG

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that free flu jabs will be available at Wollongong Hospital next Tuesday 24th April from 9am to 3pm, as part of the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Local Health District’s campaign to encourage the...

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NEXT STAGE OF PLANNING FOR MOUNT OUSLEY INTERCHANGE

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that an interchange on the M1 Princes Motorway at the base of Mount Ousley is a step closer, with the release of the submissions report. Mr Ward said that the local community was consulted at...

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ANZAC DAY SERVICES: REMEMBERING OUR WAR VETERANS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is encouraging local residents across the region to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this Anzac Day. Mr Ward...

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DETAIL ON CONSULTATION FOR PROPOSED CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced contact information on a proposal for a correctional centre at Kembla Grange. “Let me be clear – what we have announced is community consultation. The NSW Government has not made any decision on...

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR DISABILITY ADVOCACY GROUPS

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that up to $26 million is available for disability advocacy services until 2020. The funding will support people with disability to access these...

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KIAMA TO HOST WORLD TOUR BODYBOARDING EVENT

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the world’s best bodyboarders will take to the waves in Kiama later this year, with the region set to host the inaugural Kiama Bodyboard Slam. The event has been secured by the NSW Government via its tourism and...

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CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON CAMPBELL STREET WOLLONGONG

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that changed traffic conditions will be in place from this weekend for work to improve traffic flow through the roundabout at Campbell Street, Flinders Street and Throsby Drive....

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HALF A MILLION REASONS TO BACK THE BOMBO HEADLAND ECO WALK

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced half a million dollars in funding has been awarded to Kiama Municipal Council for the Bombo Headland Eco Walk under the New South Wales Government’s $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund. Mr Ward...

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$20,000 BOOST FOR 2018 KISS ARTS FESTIVAL IN KIAMA

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced $20,000 funding for the 2018 KISS Arts Festival in Kiama under the New South Wales Government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. Mr Ward, who was joined at this...

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SOUTH COAST HONOURS ITS DIGGERS

The NSW Government has honoured soldiers from across the South Coast region with additional community grants for local war memorials, education projects and support services. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott, Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and...

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SAFEWORK NSW AWARDS BECKON FOR KIAMA BUSINESSES

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the SafeWork NSW Awards for 2018 are now open for nominations. The awards, in their 15th year, recognise individuals and organisations which have shown exceptional commitment to health, safety and return-to-work...

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WOONONA HIGH SCHOOL GETS $35,000 LIBRARY UPGRADE

Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that students and teachers at Woonona High School will benefit from a library upgrade, which will be completed with a $35,000 grant from the New South...

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LABOR CAN’T BE TRUSTED TO FIX THE PRINCES HIGHWAY

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward have said once again that Labor at a State and Federal level cannot be trusted to fix the Princes Highway following comments by Labor’s candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips. Ms Phillips labelled...

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RACHEL NORRIS APPOINTED CEO OF LIFELINE SOUTH COAST

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have today welcomed the appointment of Lifeline South Coast’s new Chief Executive Officer Rachel Norris. Mr Ward said: “Rachel’s comes to this role with previously experience as the former CEO of...

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BRIGHTEST MINDS NEEDED TO HELP PROTECT BEACHGOERS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP is inviting technology developers, researchers, organisations, educational institutions, businesses and individuals to apply for grants to undertake research, testing, and...

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GERRINGONG MEN’S SHED RECEIVES $25,000 FOR SHED EXTENSION

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today presented $25,000 funding to the Gerringong Men’s Shed for an extension to their existing shed. Mr Ward has said that it was fantastic to be able to provide funds to increase the capacity of the organisation. “The Gerringong...

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$1.2 MILLION FOR SHOALHAVEN HEADS RIVER ROAD FORESHORE PRECINCT

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced $1.2 million funding has been awarded for upgrades and improvements to the Shoalhaven Heads River Road Foreshore Precinct under the New South Wales Government’s $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism...

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MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS

The Albion Park Rail bypass is a step closer today with the first shovels hitting the ground on the project and work to reconfigure the Croome Regional Sporting Complex underway. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today joined the Member for Kiama Gareth Ward to turn the...

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MULTI-DECK CAR PARK FOR SHOALHAVEN HOSPITAL

Shoalhaven Hospital will get a new multi-deck car park with more than 220 spaces, reaffirming the NSW Government’s commitment to providing improved access to state-of-the art health facilities to the Shoalhaven region. Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Member for South...

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SEBASTIEN RIOU ANNOUNCED AS 2018 YOUTH MEMBER FOR KIAMA

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced Mr Sebastien Riou, a Year 11 student at Nowra Anglican College, as the 2018 Youth Member for Kiama to participate in the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament Program. Mr Ward said that the program aims to promote youth-led...

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WARRAWONG FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward and the Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter have today joined with local firefighters and community leaders to celebrate the centenary of Warrawong Fire Brigade. Unveiling a plaque at Warrawong Fire...

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NEW WOLLONGONG FIRE STATION OFFICIALLY OPEN

The NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Paul Baxter today officially opened the new Wollongong Fire Station. The $4.9 million facility replaces the old station on the same site in Denison Street, which had served...

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$50,000 BOOST FOR GERRINGONG LIONS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today presented $50,000 funding to representatives from the Gerringong Lions Rugby League Football Club to upgrade their facilities. Mr Ward was joined at this funding presentation by Club President Daryl Hobbs and Secretary Steve...

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BOOST FOR BOMADERRY FOOTBALL CLUB FOLLOWING FIRE

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented $10,747 funding to representatives from the Bomaderry Football Club to upgrade their facilities. Mr Ward was joined at this funding presentation by Bomaderry Football Club Secretary Stacey Williams and other representatives...

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NIGHT WORK EXTENDED ON MOSS VALE ROAD AT CAMBEWARRA MOUNTAIN

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of an additional four nights of work on Moss Vale Road at Cambewarra Mountain. Mr Ward said that work to resurface the road and improve safety has been delayed due to wet weather. “The road will now also...

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