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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.

16 Aug 2018

$100 Million for New Tourism Projects in Regional NSW

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that $100 million is available for new regional tourism projects including large scale projects across our region with round two of the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund now open.

13 Aug 2018

Freight changes to support our farmers

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the New South Wales Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas.