social and economic support

24 Jun 2020

More Places For Children In Our Preschools

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that more local families will have access to preschools thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waiting lists.


03 Jun 2020

Gyms And Kids Sport Returns

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has welcomed news that Gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight and kids’ sport can resume across NSW from Wednesday 1st July, as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


27 May 2020

Premium Relief Delivered For NSW Businesses

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the NSW Government is providing more than $420 million in financial relief this year to help keep businesses in business and people in jobs by reducing insurance premiums for businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and maintaining current premium levels.

22 Jan 2020

New One-Stop Shop Customer Care Specialists For Bushfire Victims

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today announced that local families and businesses impacted by the devastating recent bushfires can now access all available assistance being offered by local Councils, the NSW Government and Commonwealth Government, through the NSW Government’s new Bush fire Customer Care program.

15 Jul 2019

Vote Now For Local Projects To Receive NSW Government Funding

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has announced that now is the time for residents across the Kiama Electorate to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.



02 Jul 2019

Double Delight For Active Kids

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local kids are keeping active while their parents are keeping the cash, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids vouchers from July 1.