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ACHIEVEMENTS AS THE FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CALARE

AGRICULTURE

  • $2 million  for  local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Bathurst
  • $2 million  for  local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Blayney
  • $2 million  for  local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Cabonne
  • $2 million  for  local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Lithgow
  • $2 million  for  local projects under the Drought Communities Program in the Mid Western Region
  • $2 million for  Local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Oberon
  • $2 million  for  Local projects under the Drought Communities Program in Orange
  • $2 million  for  Dubbo Regional Council through Drought Communities Program

 

COMMUNITY

  • $1.2 million for  CCTV security in Orange, Bathurst and Wellington
  • $1,500,000  for  development of the Mid Western Regional Gallery and Culture Precinct
  • $1,300,000  for  the Lithgow CBD revitalisation
  • $954,250  for  construction of the Bathurst Rail Museum
  • $925,000  for  a new state  of  the  art Bathurst Animal Rehoming Centre
  • $492,410  for  the Eugowra Multi-Purpose Community Centre
  • $380,000  for  support the rebuild of Glenray Industries after it was destroyed by fire
  • $250,000  for  development of the Wellington Caves Megafauna experience
  • $223,500  for  Lithgow Blast Furnace Park upgrades
  • $200,000  for  improvements at Wellington's Kennard Park
  • $181,818  for  an upgrade to the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon
  • $170,000  for  new toilets and shower facilities at Molong Showground
  • $165,000  for  shade structures at the Cargo playground and Mullion Creek playground
  • $152,500  for  free WiFi for Bathurst CBD
  • $150,000  for  restoration of the old miner's cottage at the Gulgong Gold Miner's Experience at Red Hill
  • $150,000  for  CCTV infrastructure and upgrades in Wellington
  • $119,000  for  repairs and maintenance of Yeoval Museum, Gumble Hall, Baldry Hall, Borenore CWA Hall
  • $90,909  for  amenities block upgrades at Golden Memories Museum
  • $90,000  for  new amenities at the Golden Memories Museum at Millthorpe
  • $84,000  for  keeping migrant support workers employed at Bathurst’s Neighbourhood Centre for at least the next 12 months
  • $75,000  for  Stage 2 upgrade works including upgrade of kiosk, driveway, parking at Dean Park Cudal
  • $70,000  for  upgrades to BBQ facility, footpaths and tables in Millthorpe
  • $60,000  for  upgrades to Illford Hall
  • $59,300  for  the Neville Public Hall Reserve restoration project
  • $50,000  for  the Lithgow Village Voice to expand online presence
  • $50,000  for  construction of outdoor area at Wellington Library
  • $46,454  for  the Geurie Rodeo Committee – for Geurie Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Revitalisation Project Stage Two
  • $44,075  for  upgrades to Carcoar's School of Arts Community Hall Carcoar repairs and maintenance
  • $34,099  for  new ringside and park shelter seating at the Carcoar Pastoral Agricultural & Horticulture Society
  • $30,695  for  repairs and maintenance at Carcoar's School of Arts Community Hall
  • $25,000  for  upgrades of the Rural Transaction Centre at Eugowra
  • $25,000  for  CCTV cameras in Oberon CBD
  • $21,788  for  seven new display stands for Age of Fishes Museum
  • $20,000  for  Bathurst Regional Council ‘Ways of Seeing’ project
  • $20,000  for  remedial and restoration work of Molong Museum
  • $20,000  for  new signage at the Lions Club's Driver Reviver station
  • $19,435  for  upgrades to Stuart Town Public Hall
  • $18,500  for  the Oberon Outdoor festival
  • $17,000  for  purchase new tools and help fit out new shed at Blayney Men’s Shed
  • $15,920  for  the Wattle Flat recreation reserve
  • $13,567  for  the Burendong Arboretum to protect eucalyptus species
  • $13,000  for  Glenray Industries upgrades
  • $13,000  for  Oberon Military Museum exhibitions
  • $12,647  for  construction of a memorial and heritage wall at Black Springs
  • $10,302  for  training for volunteers and staff at the Mudgee and District VPPA
  • $10,000  for  a new food van and storage shed for Bathurst Macquarie Lions Club
  • $10,000  for  a new shade sail at the Trunkey Creek playground
  • $10,000  for  improvements along Richards Lane for walker safety and weed control
  • $10,000  for  upgrades at the Nashdale/Lidster Public Hall
  • $10,000  for  amenities upgrade to the camp draft pavilion at Cudal
  • $10,000  for  Portland’s Men’s Shed to restore Kremar Park Bath House
  • $10,000  for  new equipment at the Wellington PCYC
  • $9,963  for  new tools and an electrical upgrade for the Wallerawang Memorial Men’s Shed
  • $9,500  for  reimbursement of fuel and training costs for Wellington Multi-Purpose Service Centre
  • $9,350  for  new exhibition by the Bathurst RSL Sub Branch
  • $9,248  for  weed control equipment for the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Committee
  • $9,000  for  Gulgong Pioneers Museum
  • $8,539  for  an upgrade at Millthorpe’s Golden Memories Museum
  • $8,500  for  construction of a paint room at Wellington Men's Shed
  • $8,000  for  new entry signs at Stuart Town
  • $7,600  for  restoration of the village recreation ground at Tarana
  • $7,500  for  a storage shed and outdoor BBQ area at St Pat’s Football Club
  • $7,500  for  solar panels for the Karma Yiwong Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre at Molong
  • $7,500  for  construction of Banjo Paterson in front of the Banjo Paterson Museum
  • $7,217  for  Tackling Tough Times Together grant for Age of Fishes Museum
  • $7,000  for  new amenities at Cudal & District Men's Shed
  • $6,855  for  new rec area at the Rylestone  Kandos Men’s Shed
  • $6,000  for  upgrades to Gollan Public Hall
  • $6,000  for  a new tools and facility upgrades at Lithgow Men's Shed
  • $6,000  for  a Lithgow WW1 Commemorative Plaque Project (plaque with 768 additional names at Queen Elizabeth Park)
  • $6,000  for  new equipment for the Lithgow Men's Shed
  • $5,689  for  amenities upgrade at CWA Bathurst
  • $5,150  for  two reverse cycle air conditioners for Wellington Men’s Shed
  • $5,000  for  new picnic tables at Machattie Park
  • $5,000  for  a defib and facilities upgrade at the Bathurst Community Op Shop
  • $5,000  for  the creation of a wildlife habitat and revegetation works around Nashdale Lidster Public Hall
  • $5,000  for  the Lithgow City Band ‘1918 Back from the Brink’ production
  • $5,000  for  upgrades and first aid kit for Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
  • $5,000  for  computer equipment for Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation at Hartley
  • $5,000  for  signage and beautification of Spring Hill (via the Spring Hill Activities Group)
  • $5,000  for  new gates at Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Service (WINS)
  • $5,000  for  Wellington CWA Branch
  • $4,970  for  a refurb of the Wellington Arts Centre
  • $4,900  for  reimbursement of fuel and training costs for Wellington Town Band
  • $4,750  for  the 2018 Bathurst RSL Sub Branch Remembrance Day ceremony
  • $4,750  for  chair trolleys for Neville Public Hall Reserve and Land Management
  • $4,750  for  the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre to purchase iPads
  • $4,550  for  outdoor furniture and equipment at Barton Park Giant Trees Arboretum, Wallerawang
  • $4,500  for  upgrades to Geurie Lions Club's food van
  • $4,470  for  purchase of eskies, trestle tables and first aid kits for the Rockley P&C Association
  • $4,320  for  to support volunteers at the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre
  • $4,300  for  a photocopier for Stuart Town Advancement Association
  • $4,186  for  gazebos and a marquee for Neville Show Society
  • $4,000  for  construction of a memorial wall at the Spring Hill war memorial site
  • $3,930  for  new safety equipment for the 3rd Orange Scout Group
  • $3,750  for  Portland War Memorial (upgrade and add 104 names on the cenotaph)
  • $3,481  for  new carpet at Binjang Community Radio
  • $3,423  for  landscaping around Portland Rotunda in Saville Park
  • $3,247  for  Sofala Avenue of Honour commemorating First World War servicemen
  • $3,200  for  fuel vouchers for Bathurst Meals on Wheels volunteers
  • $3,138  for  a new toilet at the Eugowra Rural Transaction Centre
  • $3,100  for  Portland Men’s Shed to tour other sheds in the Central West
  • $3,100  for  marquees for Friends of the Burrendong Arboretum
  • $3,000  for  a Memorial garden at Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital
  • $3,000  for  a concrete path at the Bodangora War Memorial
  • $3,000  for  a defibrillator for Mumbil District Progress Association
  • $2,899  for  new equipment for Age of Fishes Museum
  • $2,899  for  gardening equipment at the Age of Fishes Museum
  • $2,896  for  computer and printing equipment for Wallerawang/Lidsdale Progress Association
  • $2,850  for  equipment for Lyndhurst RSL's military memorabilia display at Carcoar School or Arts Hall.
  • $2,800  for  new tools and equipment for Geurie Lions Club
  • $2,728  for  a memorial garden at Mullion Creek Public School
  • $2,728  for  a new display cabinet at the Molong and District Servicemen and Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery
  • $2,675  for  landscaping at the Tarana Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Shed
  • $2,600  for  the Bathurst and District Relay for Life committee
  • $2,585  for  a new saw for the Wallerawang Men's Shed
  • $2,582  for  new equipment for the Wallerawang Men's Shed
  • $2,511  for  office equipment for Gulgong Chamber of Commerce for the Mid Western Mail
  • $2,500  for  new tools and equipment for the Cudal and District Men’s Shed
  • $2,500  for  a new air conditioner and lighting upgrades at the Eugowra Historical Museum and Bushranger Centre
  • $2,500  for  air conditioning and kitchen equipment for Illford Hall
  • $2,296  for  a memorial garden at the Nashdale Community Hall
  • $2,250  for  a defibrillator for the Molong Men’s Shed
  • $2,094  for  reimbursement of training costs and kitchen appliances for Mid Macquarie Landcare
  • $1,870  for  new firefighting equipment for the Wattle Flat/Sofala RFS brigade
  • $1,800  for  new tables and chairs at Canowindra’s Age of Fishes Museum
  • $1,800  for  an electric piano for the Wellington Amateur Arts Centre
  • $1,779  for  equipment for the Rockley and District Community Association (a trolley, vacuum cleaner and heating)
  • $1,500  for  a smart phone for Bathurst Seymour Centre
  • $1,500  for  tools and equipment for School of Arts Community Hall in Carcoar
  • $1,500  for  fuel costs for Blayney Can Assist volunteers
  • $1,500  for  computer equipment for the Illford  Running Stream CWA
  • $1,273  for  first aid kit and tables for Barry Progress Association
  • $1,265  for  equipment for Lyndhurst Soldiers Memorial Hall and Village Committee (ladder and chair trolley)
  • $1,000  for  kitchen appliances and outdoor furniture for the Bathurst Salvation Army
  • $1,000  for  new vacuum cleaner for Uralba at Carcoar
  • $1,000  for  audio equipment at the Inner Wheel Club of Lithgow

EDUCATION

  • $60,000  for  Elizabeth Chifley Preschool playground upgrade
  • $18 million for  a world  class health research facility in Orange
  • $1.5 million  for  an intergenerational child care facility at Wellington's Maranatha House
  • $1,243,593  for  new contemporary and flexible learning spaces at St Mary's Catholic School
  • $650,000  for  new hall at Orange Christian School
  • $308,175  for  an education and information centre at the Australian National Field Days site at Borenore
  • $50,400  for  bathroom upgrades at Manildra Preschool
  • $30,000  for  facilities upgrade at Carcoar School of Arts
  • $18,900  for  Wild Encounters' education program at Watershed Landcare
  • $15,000  for  new hydrotherapy spa at Anson Street School
  • $12,000  for  bike track and shed at Cumnock Public School
  • $12,000  for  Cumnock Public School: BMX Bike Trail and Billy Cart Track and Educational Road Safety Precinct
  • $7,000  for  Eglinton Public School: Playground equipment
  • $7,000  for  new seating around Norton Park sports oval at James Sheahan School
  • $7,000  for  Wellington Public School: Support class play area    $7,000
  • $6,000  for  Wattle Flat Public School: new Shade Sail
  • $6,000  for  a new sensory learning area at Manildra
  • $6,000  for  Manildra Public School: Sandpit and sensory learning area
  • $5,300  for  a new roof and sprinkler system at Cumnock Village Preschool
  • $5,000  for  the Assumption Catholic Primary School: Refurbishment of Breakout Learning Space
  • $5,000  for  St Stanislaus College: Students, Entrepreneurs and Industry
  • $5,000  for  Holy Family Catholic Primary School: iPad Project
  • $5,000  for  Raglan Public School: Forest Garden
  • $5,000  for  new seating at Blayney High School
  • $5,000  for  a new library furniture at Canowindra Public School
  • $5,000  for  a new kitchen facilities and Eugowra Public School
  • $5,000  for  Clergate Public School: Upgrading Information and Communication Technology Equipment (ICT) for use by all students
  • $5,000  for  Mullion Creek Public School: STEAM Learning Space and Facilities
  • $5,000  for  Spring Hill Public School: Upgrading Information and Communication Technology Equipment (ICT) for use by all Students
  • $5,000  for  Canowindra Public School: Library furniture update
  • $5,000  for  Eugowra Public School: upgrades to the kitchen and dining facilities
  • $5,000  for  a shade structure over the St Mary's Catholic School ag plot
  • $4,746  for  Yeoval Central School: Western Access Program Stage 6 Curriculum Camp
  • $4,500  for  St Columba's Catholic Primary School, Yeoval: Football Posts
  • $4,000  for  an outdoor learning space for students with special need at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • $4,000  for  Carcoar Public School: Refurbished Learning Spaces
  • $4,000  for  Kandos High School's history project of recording veterans' stories
  • $3,000  for  Scots All Saints College: Sun Protection
  • $3,000  for  computer equipment for the Manildra Preschool Fundraising Committee

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • $704,000  for  post  bushfire tree removal on private property
  • $150,000  for  post  bushfire storm water clean-up
  • $50,000  for  the Bushfire Recovery Centre
  • $20,000  for  bushfire recovery events
  • $10,000  for  safer sewer systems
  • $16,000  for  the clean-up destroyed Clarence council site
  • $250,000  for  Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience funding for Lithgow City Council
  • $5,000  for  facilities upgrade at the Illford  Running Stream RFS headquarters
  • $250,000  for  Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience grant for Mid Western Regional Council
  • $250,000  for  Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience funding for Oberon Council

 

HEALTH

  • An MRI license for Lithgow Hospital
  • $5,000  for  additional volunteers at Lifeline Central West
  • $22 million  for  the CSU medical school
  • $19 million  for  the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • $70.7 million  for  the Mudgee Hospital redevelopment (as State MP)
  • $15 million  for  a new Molong MPS (officially opened 2018)
  • $14.7 million  for  Mission Australia's Benjamin Short Grove Aged Care facility
  • $8.28 million for  the Lithgow Aged Care expansion and 73 new residential aged care places
  • $3 million  for  a second radiotherapy unit at Orange Health Service
  • $2.5 million  for  an ambulance station in Molong (officially opened 2019)
  • $1.24 million  for  the expansion of Three Tree Lodge and eight residential aged care places
  • $1,118,979  for  The Orchard crisis accommodation
  • $1,060,000  for  the headspace outreach service
  • $124,000  for  the Eugowra Medical Centre redevelopment

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • $390,000  for  the Rivulet Road Bridge replacement
  • $10.9 million  for  the Manildra Solar Farm
  • $8,000,000  for  an investigation of fast rail from Syd  Parkes
  • $2,000,000  for  a biomass  fuelled boiler at MSM Milling
  • $1,864,435  for  the upgrade of Carcoar Street and parking at King George Oval, Blayney
  • $308,220  for  resurfacing Mudgee Airport's runways
  • $240,000  for  Pedestrian Mobility Access Plan projects across the Cabonne LGA
  • $205,100  for  the recycled water project and water infrastructure upgrade/tank at King George Oval Blayney
  • $180,518  for  the Newbridge Showground Pavillion Refurbishment
  • $95,091  for  power and water infrastructure upgrades at Cudal Showground
  • $60,000  for  irrigartion systems at Rylestone Showground
  • $55,732  for  upgrades of the toilets and kitchen at Millthorpe hall.
  • $50,000  for  a water filling station at Cargo
  • $50,000  for  a water filling station at Cudal
  • $37,562  for  the Bathurst Regional Council’s Industry Cluster Activation Program Strategic Plan Project
  • $35,182  for  Barry Bore Association: replacement of community infrastructure
  • $34,262  for  increases to water holding capacity at Wattle Flat public reservoir on travelling stock reserve
  • $4,725  for  wheelchair access at The Glen Museum, Portland
  • $4,580  for  upgrades, a rain water tank, tools and equipment to the Yeoval & District Men’s shed
  • $4,000  for  a new memorial wall, garden and flagpole in Newbridge
  • $2,750  for  a water and toilet facility upgrades at the Panuara Public Recreation Reserve

 

ROADS & TRANSPORT

  • $1,500,000  for  an upgrade of Gorman Hill's Road
  • $64,000,000  for  the upgrade of the Forty Bends on Great Western Highway
  • $55,000,000  for  the upgrade of the Great Western Highway through the Hartley Valley
  • $29,800,000  for  the long  awaited Dixons Long Point crossing
  • $9,170,000  for  to complete the Southern Feeder Road project
  • $4,875,310  for  the upgrade of Campbells Creek Road near Black Springs
  • $3,454,000  for  road upgrades and new four  lane bridge over the Orange to Dubbo railway line
  • $2,500,000  for  the Bathurst Airport upgrade
  • $2,000,000  for  the Forest Road Bridge duplication
  • $1,525,932  for  local road uprades across Mid Western LGA
  • $1,500,000  for  the Brown's Creek Road upgrade
  • $1,420,000  for  the upgrade of Clergate Road
  • $1,370,000  for  the replacement of the Gundy Creek Bridge
  • $1,363,500  for  roads upgrades including sealing Hartley Vale Road
  • $1,293,770  for  local road upgrades across Cabonne LGA
  • $1,280,000  for  Blayney Street Overbridge Replacement at Newbridge
  • $1,248,559  for  local road upgrades across the Bathurst LGA
  • $1,100,000  for  the upgrade of Glen Davis Road in the Capertee Valley
  • $1,100,000  for  the Ponto Falls Road upgrade
  • $796,800  for  local roads upgrade in Lithgow LGA
  • $765,000  for  an upgrade of Sofala Road at Peel and Wiagdon
  • $745,000  for  Browns Creek Road Bridge Replacement
  • $720,809  for  local road upgrade across Orange LGA
  • $700,000  for  Bangaroo Bridge Replacement
  • $700,000  for  the Burrendong No 2 Bridge Replacement
  • $700,000  for  the Terrabella Bridge Replacement
  • $644,950  for  St Germain’s Bridge Replacement
  • $620,041  for  the Gundy Creek Bridge replacement on Renshaw McGirr Way
  • $584,514  for  local road upgrade across Oberon LGA
  • $581,860  for  the replacement of Howards Bridge
  • $537,301  for  Newbridge Road upgrade
  • $537,300  for  local road upgrades across Blayney LGA
  • $500,000  for  a new taxiway, flood mitigation works and taxiway lighting at Bathurst Airport
  • $460,000  for  upgrades to The Escort Way near Eugowra
  • $395,500  for  new overtaking lanes on the Cargo Road
  • $395,500  for  new overtaking lanes on the Cargo Road
  • $307,500  for  the replacement of Goodiman Bridge near Goolma
  • $307,500  for  the replacement of Goodiman Bridge near Goolma
  • $289,557  for  reconstruction and sealing of Bathurst St, Perthville
  • $201,000  for  the Piper’s Flat Road and Range Road Intersection upgrades, Wallerawang
  • $174,085  for  reconstruction and widening of Houses Lan, Dunkeld
  • $165,000  for  Coombing Creek Bridge Replacement (also known as Felltimber)
  • $136,591  for  the Hen and Chicken Lane upgrade
  • $75,000  for  an upgrade of the dangerous Mitre/Lambert Street Intersection
  • $70,500  for  an upgrade of George Street (between Howick Street and Russell Street)
  • $62,000  for  an upgrade of Willow Drive from Ilumba Way at Kelso

ACHIEVEMENTS AS THE STATE MEMBER FOR ORANGE

HEALTH

  • 24 hour rescue helicopter for the Central West - Under Labor, Wollongong was given a 24 hour rescue service despite being a 10 minute flight from Sydney. Few issues raised such universal passion across the region, campaigning both publicly and privately, working with the communities of the Central West, groups such as the CWA, local councils, medicos and fellow MPs (Troy Grant and Paul Toole), to present a petition of over 30,000 signatures to Parliament to make it happen. Not only was a 24 hour service delivered, but a new larger chopper is on the way. The service has already save dozens, if not hundreds, of lives across the Central West. It was one of the most significant achievements in my first term of office.
  • Second radiotherapy machine at Orange Hospital - It was outrageous that people from Western NSW had to either travel to Sydney for radiotherapy or choose not to be treated. Worked with local medical practitioners and the community to deliver a second machine for Orange that services the whole region. Again, a vital treatment that has saved many lives across the Central West.
  • Construction has started on the new Molong MPS, with a NSW Government commitment for a new Ambulance Station as well, ending years of uncertainty over health services at Molong.
  • Helped save the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health in Orange with $16 million in funding.
  • New emergency department at Wellington Hospital – before the 2011 election there was great community angst about security at Wellington Hospital and its ageing Emergency DepartmentNew emergency department at Wellington Hospital – before the 2011 election there was great community angst about security at Wellington Hospital and its ageing Emergency Department
  • Lobbied for a new hospital at Mudgee - $60 million election commitment, with planning now underway
  • If country hospitals close, country communities can die. It’s that simple. No issue symbolised Labor’s neglect of the bush more than the closure of Gulgong Hospital in 2010. The whole town turned out to protest its closure.

AGRICULTURE

  • Subsidies for orchardists for fruit bat netting (and hail netting) – finally ending the yearly battle between farmers and the fruit bats!
  • Central Tablelands Local Land Services – created with the help of neighbouring MP – Paul Toole
  • Stopping cold Labor’s plans to sell and subdivide the Orange Ag institute
  • Burrendong Dam cold water pollution project

TRANSPORT

  • Wellington to Dubbo bus service – for decades Wellington was effectively isolated from its largest neighbour

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Almost $54 million in water security pipelines around the Central West
  • Millions for the raising of Suma Park Dam Wall at Orange
  • Feasibility study for a new dam at Cranky Rock near Canowindra
  • Millions of dollars in funding for our local public reserves, including a new pavilion for the Orange Showground)

ROADS

  • $16 million for the cope and Ulan Roads near Mudgee
  • $40 million for the upgrade of the Mitchell Highway between Orange and Molong at Guanna Hill – residents have been pushing for this upgrade for over 30 years. After years of pestering NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay and literally sitting outside his office urging him to “feed the goanna”, the work is now underway
  • $2 million for overtaking lanes on the Cargo Road
  • New bridge on the Cargo Road (old bridge had been there for more than 70 years)
  • The paving of Main Road 353 – Wellington’s link to the Golden Highway had been dirt for years – it was Wellington’s biggest road priority and we delivered
  • Concerned parents and communities were crying out for these extremely dangerous roads from Gulgong and Mudgee to the mines to be made safe. Through working collaboratively with local residents and the council, a community campaign resulted in a petition of over 11,000 signatures presented to the NSW Parliament and $16 million in Resources in Regions funding for the upgrades

COMMUNITY

  • Three new domestic violence refuges for Orange – Orange unfortunately has some of the highest rates of domestic violence in the state. Worked with Orange’s Domestic Violence Working Group to secure NSW Government funding for three domestic violence safe houses in Orange.
  • Securing $4 million in Payroll Tax Rebates to help keep Electrolux open
  • Following the announcement that Electrolux would close, spearheaded a massive Electrolux re-training program – completed by 400 employees
  • Fought for and delivered $6,000 Payroll Tax Rebates to hire ex-Electrolux worker
  • $3.4 million Aboriginal Learning Centre at TAFE in Orange
  • Wellington Courthouse Audio Visual Link
  • Located just north of Mudgee, The Drip consists of the magnificent Great Dripping Wall formed of sandstone that towers over the Goulburn River. Just before the 2011 State election, the State Labor Government sold this iconic piece of bushland to a coalmine without telling anyone. When the deal ultimately became public, it proviked local and international outrage. After a long and arduous campaign, the mine and the NSW Government were finally able to reach an agreement for The Drip to be declared a National Park in 2015

EDUCATION

  • $2.5 million for new classrooms at Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School in Orange – the single largest grant given in recent times for an upgrade