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05 Sep 2018

$4 Million Surf Club Fund Opens

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local surf life-saving clubs across our region can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million State-wide boost to surf club facilities funding.

 

04 Sep 2018

New Cyclone Proof Housing System

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP today announced that remote indigenous communities in Australia’s top end and developing countries will get a big boost from a new low-cost cyclone proof housing system developed with the assistance of the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the NSW Government.

03 Sep 2018

Drought Relief: Farm Gate Counsellors to Boost Mental Health Support

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local farming communities facing pressure in the wake of severe drought conditions will have access to 20 new ‘farm gate’ counsellors and frontline mental health workers as part of a $6.3 million commitment from the New South Wales Government. 

31 Aug 2018

Illawarra Unemployment Plunges To Record Low

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the latest jobs figures that set yet another new record for the lowest unemployment rate in our region’s history.

29 Aug 2018

Public Library Funding Hits Record New High

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that public libraries in NSW will be able to expand their collections, carry out major upgrade work and extend their services thanks to a record $60 million investment from the New South Wales Government.

28 Aug 2018

Payment Laws Give Security To Subbies

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that sub-contractors would be better protected from late payments and insolvencies under proposed reforms released by the New South Wales Government.