Media Releases

$25,000 BOOST FOR KIAMA BOWLING & RECREATION CLUB

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented $25,000 funding to representatives from the Kiama Bowling and Recreation Club to upgrade their facilities. Mr Ward was joined at the presentation by Club Director Michael Yalden. “I was extremely pleased to be able to secure...

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LIFT & CHANGE FACILITY OPENED IN KIAMA

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and NSW Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams have today opened a new Adult Lift & Change facility at Kiama Harbour. Lift & Change facilities are larger than a standard accessible changing facility and include extra...

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LIGHTING THE WAY FOR IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN WOLLONGONG

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that pedestrians will soon benefit from improvements to the intersection of Corrimal Street and Market Street in Wollongong. Mr Ward said that Roads and Maritime Services will upgrade the...

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$17,000 BOOST FOR KANGAROO VALLEY SHOW SOCIETY

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has presented $17,000 funding to representatives from the Kangaroo Valley Show Society. Mr Ward was joined by the President of the Show Society Harold Sharman and Treasurer Keith Wearne at the funding presentation, which took place at the...

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MORE SUPPORT FOR FLAGSTAFF

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams provided Flagstaff with $6,300 to assist with constructing a security fence at the North Nowra facility. Mr Williams said the fence will enhance security and safety for the staff and...

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NIGHT WORK ON THE PRINCES HIGHWAY AT NOWRA

Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of changed traffic conditions that will be in place from Monday next week on the Princes Highway at Nowra for essential maintenance work. Mr Ward said that Roads and Maritime...

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Preferred option released for the Nowra Bridge project

Nowra residents are invited to have their say on the preferred option for a new bridge across the Shoalhaven River, with the options report released today by the Australian and New South Wales governments. The Australian Government has committed $10 million and the...

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FAIR TRADING MY PLACE PROGRAM TO VISIT KIAMA

Kiama area residents and businesspeople will be able to enhance their knowledge of consumer rights and responsibilities when the NSW Fair Trading consumer and business roadshow My Place comes to town next week. Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said free information...

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NOWRA BRIDGE TO BE RETAINED

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today to announced the historic 137 year-old Nowra Bridge will be retained following extensive community consultation with a commitment secured to maintain the bridge. Mrs Hancock and Mr Ward said...

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NSW SES Kiama Unit celebrates its volunteers

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has announced that the NSW SES Kiama Unit members had cause for celebration last night, with the recognition of outstanding members during their annual Awards Presentation. Mr Ward said that the NSW SES Kiama Unit has a long and...

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ILLAWARRA THE WINNER IN BRITISH SUPER LEAGUE SHOWDOWN

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today moved a Notice of Motion in Parliament acknowledging the great success of the Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC Super League game at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday night. Mr Ward said that whilst Wigan won...

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FIRST HOME BUYERS TAKING UP STAMP DUTY RELIEF

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward today announced that first home buyers across our region were continuing to take up stamp duty relief from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government as new figures were released for December and...

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NEW PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT NAN TIEN TEMPLE UNANDERRA

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that motorists are advised the M1 Princes Motorway will be closed this Saturday night to start work on a new pedestrian bridge next to the Nan Tien Temple at Unanderra over the M1 Princes...

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LABOR SELL OUT STEEL WORKERS IN STATE PARLIAMENT

In a shock move, NSW Labor have today declared their opposition to the Broken Hill to Wentworth Pipeline and voted against a project that will help support steel jobs in the Illawarra. “Labor made their policy clear – like the Greens, they oppose the project,” Mr Ward...

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NEW LAWS PROTECT STUDENTS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today announced that the NSW Government has introduced legislation to expand special care laws to ensure a teacher who has a sexual relationship with any student at their high school can face...

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RECORD NUMBER OF NURSE AND MIDWIFE GRADUATES JOIN RANKS

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that Wollongong, Shellharbour and Port Kembla Hospitals will receive a boost with new graduate nurses and midwives launching their careers. Mr Ward said that Wollongong Hospital has received 57...

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MAKING OUR ROADS SAFER

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today released the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017. The comprehensive...

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Access to the Italian interpreter services

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today announced that patients, their families and carers who do not speak English as a first language or who are Deaf have the right to free, confidential and professional interpreters when they...

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ILLAWARRA SCHOOL MAINTENANCE LIST SLASHED BY $17.7 MILLION

Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward has today announced that public schools across the Illawarra have had their planned maintenance lists cut by $17.7 million as new figures to be released show the benefit of a blitz on roofing, flooring, painting and...

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UK SUPER LEAGUE TEAMS TOUCH DOWN IN NSW

Wigan Warriors and Hull FC have touched down in Wollongong ahead of the first UK Super League game to be played outside of Europe. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward welcomed Wigan and Hull at...

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WARD WELCOMES NEW MEDICAL INTERNS AT SHOALHAVEN HOSPITAL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today welcomed the seven new junior medical officers at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital who have this week commenced their internships. Mr Ward said that, across the State, 999 interns, up...

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STATEMENT

Last night on 9 News Illawarra, Labor Mayor of Shellharbour Marianne Saliba made the following comments in relation to the Albion Park Rail Bypass: …I mean this was an election promise before the last election and it’s not going to be started before the next election....

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LABOR’S NEW TACTIC – LIE TILL SOMEONE CALLS YOU OUT

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has slammed a NSW Labor and Shoalhaven Union’s scare campaign which is hysterically claiming the NSW Government will close the South Coast Line. “Just like Mediscare, Labor prefers to lie to the...

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ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS GETS THE BIG TICK OF APPROVAL

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the Albion Park Rail Bypass now has the tick of approval with the Minister for Planning signing off on the project. This approval removes the last major...

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