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  • Today’s decision of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on the Port of Newcastle compensation creates a tremendous opportunity for the Hunter IPART and the Port of Newcastle 5th April 2024 Today’s decision of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on the Port of Newcastle compensation creates a tremendous opportunity for the Hunter ... more
  • Today I had the pleasure of attending the 2024 cheque presentation ceremony for the Heaven Can Wait - Charity Sailing Regatta at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. Heaven Can Wait 4th April 2024 Today I had the pleasure of attending the 2024 cheque presentation ceremony for the Heaven Can Wait - Charity Sailing Regatta at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. ... more
  • A big thank you to the student leaders at Lake Macquarie High School who invited me to speak with them. I always enjoy engaging with the next generation of leaders. Lake Macquarie High School Visit 28th March 2024 A big thank you to the student leaders at Lake Macquarie High School who invited me to speak with them. I always enjoy engaging with the next generation of leaders. ... more
  • Australia's first motorsport resort is being built on the former Rhondda Colliery site at Wakefield. This privately funded $95 million project will create hundreds of local jobs Blackrock Motorsport Resort 26th March 2024 Australia's first motorsport resort is being built on the former Rhondda Colliery site at Wakefield. This privately funded $95 million project will create hundreds of local jobs ... more
  • There's so much information on offer from various organisations, clubs and service providers at the Rotary Club of Morisset Seniors Expo at the Morisset Showground. Morisset Seniors Expo 23rd March 2024 There's so much information on offer from various organisations, clubs and service providers at the Rotary Club of Morisset Seniors Expo at the Morisset Showground. ... more
  • Today was a special day. NSW Parliament passed my Human Tissue Amendment (Ante mortem Interventions) Bill 2023. This means more lives will be saved. Improving organ donations in NSW 14th March 2024 Today was a special day. NSW Parliament passed my Human Tissue Amendment (Ante mortem Interventions) Bill 2023. This means more lives will be saved. ... more
  • Toronto Foreshore revitalisation will continue in April, with $1 million in upgrades to Toronto Baths funded by the NSW Government’s Places to Swim program. Toronto Foreshore Revitalisation 13th March 2024 Toronto Foreshore revitalisation will continue in April, with $1 million in upgrades to Toronto Baths funded by the NSW Government’s Places to Swim program. ... more
  • Funding is available to organisations that are delivering projects to advance the role, status and contribution of women and girls in NSW communities. Investing in Women Funding 12th March 2024 Funding is available to organisations that are delivering projects to advance the role, status and contribution of women and girls in NSW communities. ... more
  • Thank you to all who attended my Electorate Information Evening, where we discussed the state-relevant issues being experienced across the Lake Macquarie. Electorate Information Evening 8th March 2024 Thank you to all who attended my Electorate Information Evening, where we discussed the state-relevant issues being experienced across the Lake Macquarie. ... more
  • The Herald has reported that the victims of last week's tragic Teralba fire are believed to be Therese Harris of Teralba and Dudley resident Patricia Kerr. Teralba Tragedy 6th March 2024 The Herald has reported that the victims of last week's tragic Teralba fire are believed to be Therese Harris of Teralba and Dudley resident Patricia Kerr. ... more
  • It was great to join with members of the Warners Bay Men's Probus Club today. I always enjoy meeting with community groups and hearing about their organisations. Warners Bay Probus 5th March 2024 It was great to join with members of the Warners Bay Men's Probus Club today. I always enjoy meeting with community groups and hearing about their organisations. ... more
  • NSW Women's Week 2024 kicks off today and runs through till this Sunday 10th March 2024 to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March. International Women's Day 4th March 2024 NSW Women's Week 2024 kicks off today and runs through till this Sunday 10th March 2024 to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March. ... more
  • It was heartening to see so many dedicated community and volunteer-based groups out cleaning up their patch of Lake Macquarie, as part of Clean Up Australia Day. 2024 Clean up Australia Day 3rd March 2024 It was heartening to see so many dedicated community and volunteer-based groups out cleaning up their patch of Lake Macquarie, as part of Clean Up Australia Day. ... more
  • The NSW Government is funding a Lead Mitigation Grant Program to assist eligible Lake Macquarie owners and tenants who have been impacted by lead contamination. Lead mitigation grants 2nd March 2024 The NSW Government is funding a Lead Mitigation Grant Program to assist eligible Lake Macquarie owners and tenants who have been impacted by lead contamination. ... more
  •  It sure was a wild night of storms around Lake Macquarie last night. Thank you to all our wonderful emergency service and NSW SES volunteers who worked hard to help. Lake Macquarie Storms 1st March 2024 It sure was a wild night of storms around Lake Macquarie last night. Thank you to all our wonderful emergency service and NSW SES volunteers who worked hard to help. ... more
  • NSW is celebrating a major milestone of 11 billion containers recycled through the Return and Earn and Lake Macquarie has made an incredible contribution. Earn and Return 11 billion container milestone 25th February 2024 NSW is celebrating a major milestone of 11 billion containers recycled through the Return and Earn and Lake Macquarie has made an incredible contribution. ... more
  • It's always enjoyable catching up with members of the Lions Club of Toronto. They are a wonderful organisation who do so much to help not only our community. Lions Club of Toronto 22nd February 2024 It's always enjoyable catching up with members of the Lions Club of Toronto. They are a wonderful organisation who do so much to help not only our community. ... more
  • If you haven't already signed up for my monthly E-Newsletter now is your chance! I will be providing regular updates and info on local issues and State Government projects E-Newsletter 21st February 2024 If you haven't already signed up for my monthly E-Newsletter now is your chance! I will be providing regular updates and info on local issues and State Government projects ... more
  • It was great to visit the staff and students at Teralba Public School this morning to see where one of the 100 new public preschools will be located. Teralba Public School Visit 19th February 2024 It was great to visit the staff and students at Teralba Public School this morning to see where one of the 100 new public preschools will be located. ... more
  • Today the NSW Government announced a $769 million investment to build 100 new public preschools co-located at primary schools across the state by 2027.
New pre-schools for Lake Macquarie 17th February 2024 Today the NSW Government announced a $769 million investment to build 100 new public preschools co-located at primary schools across the state by 2027. ... more
  • APPLY NOW - Origin’s Eraring Community Investment Fund. The first of this year’s two funding rounds is now open, accepting applications from eligible groups.
Eraring Community Investment Fund 16th February 2024 APPLY NOW - Origin’s Eraring Community Investment Fund. The first of this year’s two funding rounds is now open, accepting applications from eligible groups. ... more
  •  HAVE YOUR SAY - Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in NSW. The NSW Government have released a discussion paper seeking community input 
Short Term Rental Accommodation 15th February 2024 HAVE YOUR SAY - Short-Term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in NSW. The NSW Government have released a discussion paper seeking community input ... more
  • This week in Parliament: What a way to start 2024, with a visit from the Governor of Tokyo, Her Excellency Ms Yuriko Koike into Australia's oldest Parliament.
This week in Parliament 9th February 2024 This week in Parliament: What a way to start 2024, with a visit from the Governor of Tokyo, Her Excellency Ms Yuriko Koike into Australia's oldest Parliament. ... more
  • We're back in the NSW Parliament today, for the first full year of the 58th Parliament and the new government. I'm looking forward to a very productive 2024. Parliament Returns for 2024 6th February 2024 We're back in the NSW Parliament today, for the first full year of the 58th Parliament and the new government. I'm looking forward to a very productive 2024. ... more
  • Are you struggling with your energy bills like these power boards are struggling? Are you one of Lake Macquarie's 12,720 households eligible for energy relief? Household Energy Relief 5th February 2024 Are you struggling with your energy bills like these power boards are struggling? Are you one of Lake Macquarie's 12,720 households eligible for energy relief? ... more
  • As the world transitions away from coal fired power, clean energy industries need to be developed to support our energy needs. Offshore wind is used around the world. Offshore Wind in the Hunter 4th February 2024 As the world transitions away from coal fired power, clean energy industries need to be developed to support our energy needs. Offshore wind is used around the world. ... more
  • Friendly reminder to Save The Dates! Here are the 2024 School Holiday Dates for your diaries! Good luck to all the kids (and parents) returning to school this week. Save the Date School Holidays 2nd February 2024 Friendly reminder to Save The Dates! Here are the 2024 School Holiday Dates for your diaries! Good luck to all the kids (and parents) returning to school this week. ... more
  • School Zones are Back 29th January 2024 School Zones are back in effect across Lake Macquarie as schools begin to reopen. Be safe and reduce your speed during school zone times. ... more
  • A wonderful privilege to be able to join the Premier, Governor, Federal and State colleagues along with a huge crowd at Barangaroo this Australia Day morning. Australia Day 2024 26th January 2024 A wonderful privilege to be able to join the Premier, Governor, Federal and State colleagues along with a huge crowd at Barangaroo this Australia Day morning. ... more
  • On the eve of Australia Day, it was wonderful to celebrate with more than 90 of our newest Australian citizens, who have all chosen to make Australia home. Lake Macquarie Citizenship Ceremony 25th January 2024 On the eve of Australia Day, it was wonderful to celebrate with more than 90 of our newest Australian citizens, who have all chosen to make Australia home. ... more
  • An EXCITING announcement for Lake Macquarie today - the 2024 GWM Mountain Bike National Championships will be held at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park in March. 2024 GWM Mountain Bike National Championships 19th January 2024 An EXCITING announcement for Lake Macquarie today - the 2024 GWM Mountain Bike National Championships will be held at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park in March. ... more
  •  Law on the Beach is a free legal advice clinic held in the relaxed setting
of Merewether Surf Life Saving Club each January and February. Law on the Beach 18th January 2024 Law on the Beach is a free legal advice clinic held in the relaxed setting of Merewether Surf Life Saving Club each January and February. ... more
  • Some of you may have received my first E-News prior to the holiday break. I will be providing info on local issues and State Government projects via my new e-news. E-Newsletter 17th January 2024 Some of you may have received my first E-News prior to the holiday break. I will be providing info on local issues and State Government projects via my new e-news. ... more
  • The decision of the NSW Government to reinstate parking fees for staff at most NSW public hospitals, during a cost-of-living crisis, is disappointing. Parking for Health Staff 16th January 2024 The decision of the NSW Government to reinstate parking fees for staff at most NSW public hospitals, during a cost-of-living crisis, is disappointing. ... more
  • COVID-19 cases are on the rise in NSW. The latest NSW Health Respiratory Surveillance Report showed COVID transmissions are now higher than last winter. COVID on the Rise in NSW 11th January 2024 COVID-19 cases are on the rise in NSW. The latest NSW Health Respiratory Surveillance Report showed COVID transmissions are now higher than last winter. ... more
  • Everybody knows there’s a problem with homelessness and I know people’s hearts go out to those experiencing homelessness, but we need to do more than that. Sydney Homeless Meal Service 20th December 2023 Everybody knows there’s a problem with homelessness and I know people’s hearts go out to those experiencing homelessness, but we need to do more than that. ... more
  • It's been a long time coming, but the traffic lights have been turned on marking the completion of the Alton Road upgrade at Cooranbong. Alton Road Upgrades 19th December 2023 It's been a long time coming, but the traffic lights have been turned on marking the completion of the Alton Road upgrade at Cooranbong. ... more
  • 1002 children were the lucky recipients of Christmas toy hampers at this year's Southlake's Incorporated Free Community Christmas Party. Southlake's Incorporated Christmas Party 17th December 2023 1002 children were the lucky recipients of Christmas toy hampers at this year's Southlake's Incorporated Free Community Christmas Party. ... more
  •  This morning I popped into Boolaroo Public School to visit Miss McCaw and her year 5/6 class. Earlier this year I received letters from the students about TC Frith Ave. Boolaroo School Visit 14th December 2023 This morning I popped into Boolaroo Public School to visit Miss McCaw and her year 5/6 class. Earlier this year I received letters from the students about TC Frith Ave. ... more
  • Don't forget to shop local for your gifts this Christmas. Lake Macquarie is full of businesses offering amazing handcrafted goods and produce. Shop Local this Christmas 13th December 2023 Don't forget to shop local for your gifts this Christmas. Lake Macquarie is full of businesses offering amazing handcrafted goods and produce. ... more
  • I always enjoy speaking with the residents of Lakeside Retirement Village in Bonnells Bay. Thank you for inviting me out this morning to talk about the big issues Lakeside Retirement Village Visit 12th December 2023 I always enjoy speaking with the residents of Lakeside Retirement Village in Bonnells Bay. Thank you for inviting me out this morning to talk about the big issues ... more
  • Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise presented an amazing donation this morning. With one their own being impacted by brain cancer, they decided to fundraise for MHF. Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise 12th December 2023 Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise presented an amazing donation this morning. With one their own being impacted by brain cancer, they decided to fundraise for MHF. ... more
  • It was wonderful to deliver a ute-load full of donations to two excellent charities Southlake's Incorporated and Survivor's R Us Incorporated this morning. Delivering our Christmas Donations 11th December 2023 It was wonderful to deliver a ute-load full of donations to two excellent charities Southlake's Incorporated and Survivor's R Us Incorporated this morning. ... more
  • The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is installing up to 20 new air quality monitors in west Lake Macquarie. They complement the existing network. Improved Air Quality Monitoring in Lake Macquarie 4th December 2023 The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is installing up to 20 new air quality monitors in west Lake Macquarie. They complement the existing network. ... more
  •  Roadwork on Cessnock Road bridge, Awaba. Work will commence tomorrow on essential maintenance to the Cessnock road bridge at Wilton Road, Awaba. Roadwork on Cessnock Bridge 3rd December 2023 Roadwork on Cessnock Road bridge, Awaba. Work will commence tomorrow on essential maintenance to the Cessnock road bridge at Wilton Road, Awaba. ... more
  • Domestic violence against women remains a scourge on our society and unfortunately it is a real problem in Lake Macquarie. Today I'm at the Toronto Raising community awareness about Domestic Violence 1st December 2023 Domestic violence against women remains a scourge on our society and unfortunately it is a real problem in Lake Macquarie. Today I'm at the Toronto ... more
  • The NSW Police Force Next of Kin Program. The contact details of your Next of Kin, as well as contact that would help in an emergency can be entered onto a register. NSW Police Next of Kin Program 28th November 2023 The NSW Police Force Next of Kin Program. The contact details of your Next of Kin, as well as contact that would help in an emergency can be entered onto a register. ... more
  • Today is a momentous day. After many years of campaigning and 18 months after the Bill was passed by the NSW Parliament VAD became accessible in NSW today. Voluntary Assisted Dying 28th November 2023 Today is a momentous day. After many years of campaigning and 18 months after the Bill was passed by the NSW Parliament VAD became accessible in NSW today. ... more
  • It's that time again! Legal topics for seniors 2024 diaries available now from my office! Drop in and collect yours free! Limited quantity available. 2024 Seniors Diaries 23rd November 2023 It's that time again! Legal topics for seniors 2024 diaries available now from my office! Drop in and collect yours free! Limited quantity available. ... more
  • This holiday season my office will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and personal items for local charities that provide support to families in need. It's Giving Season 22nd November 2023 This holiday season my office will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and personal items for local charities that provide support to families in need. ... more
  • I've had a marvellous time joining with our amazing Lake Macquarie heroes from Southlake's Inc, along with her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley. Community Hair Project 19th November 2023 I've had a marvellous time joining with our amazing Lake Macquarie heroes from Southlake's Inc, along with her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley. ... more
  • It's the perfect morning to visit the Toronto Lions Club Markets! I'm here to talk about all things Lake Macquarie related and state based issues. Come and say hello. Toronto Lions Markets 19th November 2023 It's the perfect morning to visit the Toronto Lions Club Markets! I'm here to talk about all things Lake Macquarie related and state based issues. Come and say hello. ... more
  • The NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club has been operating for 39 years now and I always enjoy attending the launch of their Regatta at Royal Motor Yacht NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club 13th November 2023 The NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Club has been operating for 39 years now and I always enjoy attending the launch of their Regatta at Royal Motor Yacht ... more
  • Up to $4.65 million is available in 2023/24 to support sporting clubs and associations across NSW with $50,000 available in each electorate and grants of up to $20,000 Local Sports Grants Program - CLOSING SOON 9th November 2023 Up to $4.65 million is available in 2023/24 to support sporting clubs and associations across NSW with $50,000 available in each electorate and grants of up to $20,000 ... more
  • Transport for NSW have advised they will be carrying out field investigations at Morisset from Monday 13 November 2023, to inform future road upgrades. Mandalong Road Upgrade 8th November 2023 Transport for NSW have advised they will be carrying out field investigations at Morisset from Monday 13 November 2023, to inform future road upgrades. ... more
  • Congratulations Arcadia Vale Public School on the official opening of your new school hall at today's Spring Fair! The hall was a huge project for the school. Arcadia Vale Public School Spring Fair 4th November 2023 Congratulations Arcadia Vale Public School on the official opening of your new school hall at today's Spring Fair! The hall was a huge project for the school. ... more
  • There was a great turn out at today's Community Grants Writing workshop with representatives from around 30 different local charities and organisations attending. 
2023 Grants Workshop 3rd November 2023 There was a great turn out at today's Community Grants Writing workshop with representatives from around 30 different local charities and organisations attending. ... more
  • A little piece of Switzerland has arrived in Toronto in the form of a Mondaine clock. 
Kaylene has spent two years working on getting the licensing agreement in place. A little piece of Switzerland in Toronto 1st November 2023 A little piece of Switzerland has arrived in Toronto in the form of a Mondaine clock. Kaylene has spent two years working on getting the licensing agreement in place. ... more
  • I was so pleased to hear today's announcement by the Premier and Minister for Police that NSW student police officers will now be paid while studying at Goulburn. A boost for police recruits 31st October 2023 I was so pleased to hear today's announcement by the Premier and Minister for Police that NSW student police officers will now be paid while studying at Goulburn. ... more
  • Meet the 2023 International Sport Karate Association World Champion (for her age) Melissa Baez. Melissa recently won the championship belt in the ISKA World Cup. Melissa Baez 30th October 2023 Meet the 2023 International Sport Karate Association World Champion (for her age) Melissa Baez. Melissa recently won the championship belt in the ISKA World Cup. ... more
  • Mother nature turned it on for Teralba Lakesiders Fishing Club's Juniors Competition. 60 young anglers competed, catching and releasing all the fish they caught. Teralba Annual Juniors Fishing Competition 29th October 2023 Mother nature turned it on for Teralba Lakesiders Fishing Club's Juniors Competition. 60 young anglers competed, catching and releasing all the fish they caught. ... more
  • The newly renovated salvation army Bolton point Food Market is officially open! 
I was pleased to be able to support the project with a $23,176 CBP grant. Salvation Army Bolton Point Food Market 26th October 2023 The newly renovated salvation army Bolton point Food Market is officially open! I was pleased to be able to support the project with a $23,176 CBP grant. ... more
  • Day 1 of the 69th Morisset Show has been a resounding success. After a few years hiatus due to COVID-19 and flooding rains the community has voted with their feet 69th Morisset Show 21st October 2023 Day 1 of the 69th Morisset Show has been a resounding success. After a few years hiatus due to COVID-19 and flooding rains the community has voted with their feet ... more
  • Parvovirus outbreak in Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie council's kennel facility has had two confirmed cases of highly contagious parvovirus with a third suspected case. Parvovirus outbreak in Lake Macquarie 20th October 2023 Parvovirus outbreak in Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie council's kennel facility has had two confirmed cases of highly contagious parvovirus with a third suspected case. ... more
  • Today wraps up a busy Parliament of NSW sitting fortnight. Along with the usual business of The House, I also spoke with a number of our invaluable frontline health workers This week in Parliament 19th October 2023 Today wraps up a busy Parliament of NSW sitting fortnight. Along with the usual business of The House, I also spoke with a number of our invaluable frontline health workers ... more
  • It’s Motorcycle Awareness Month. Road safety is everyone's responsibility and I joined with the NSW Government in supporting measures that will reduce road injury and death Motorcycle Awareness Month 18th October 2023 It’s Motorcycle Awareness Month. Road safety is everyone's responsibility and I joined with the NSW Government in supporting measures that will reduce road injury and death ... more
  • Traffic restrictions on the Tarro Bridge are to continue. Restrictions remain for at least four more weeks to carry out essential repair work. Traffic Restrictions on the Tarro Bridge 17th October 2023 Traffic restrictions on the Tarro Bridge are to continue. Restrictions remain for at least four more weeks to carry out essential repair work. ... more
  • This week 16th - 23rd October you can take part in the Aussie Bird Count 2023 in partnership with BirdLife Australia. Managing our native biodiversity is so important. The 2023 Aussie Bird Count 16th October 2023 This week 16th - 23rd October you can take part in the Aussie Bird Count 2023 in partnership with BirdLife Australia. Managing our native biodiversity is so important. ... more
  • 12 October 2023 - total fire ban in place for the Hunter today as the NSW Rural Fire Service braces for a day of extreme fire danger in the region. Total Fire Bans 12th October 2023 12 October 2023 - total fire ban in place for the Hunter today as the NSW Rural Fire Service braces for a day of extreme fire danger in the region. ... more
  • The NSW Police Force CCTV Register is a database which has been established to record the location of CCTV installations in NSW. Find out how to register your camera. NSW Police CCTV Register 11th October 2023 The NSW Police Force CCTV Register is a database which has been established to record the location of CCTV installations in NSW. Find out how to register your camera. ... more
  • October 10 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for people and communities to come together and unite to support mental health awareness. World Mental Health Day 10th October 2023 October 10 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for people and communities to come together and unite to support mental health awareness. ... more
  • School returns this week across Lake Macquarie, and with this comes the return of School zones. Slow down to 40 in school zones 8-9:30am and 2:30-4pm. School zones are back 9th October 2023 School returns this week across Lake Macquarie, and with this comes the return of School zones. Slow down to 40 in school zones 8-9:30am and 2:30-4pm. ... more
  • One of the things I love about my job is delivering Community Recognition Statements in NSW Parliament. These are short congratulatory speeches
Nominate a Local Legend 6th October 2023 One of the things I love about my job is delivering Community Recognition Statements in NSW Parliament. These are short congratulatory speeches ... more
  • Does your charity, community, sporting, multicultural, arts or not-for-profit organisation need help applying for grants and funding? Community Grants Writing Workshop 4th October 2023 Does your charity, community, sporting, multicultural, arts or not-for-profit organisation need help applying for grants and funding? ... more
  • Significant news for Southern Lake Macquarie this week. The NSW Department of Planning have approved the Trinity Point Development at Morisset Park. The Trinity Point Development 3rd October 2023 Significant news for Southern Lake Macquarie this week. The NSW Department of Planning have approved the Trinity Point Development at Morisset Park. The ... more
  • This year Daylight savings turns 115 years old. You'd think by now we wouldn't need to google to figure out which way they go every single time! FYI The clocks SPRING Daylight Savings 30th September 2023 This year Daylight savings turns 115 years old. You'd think by now we wouldn't need to google to figure out which way they go every single time! FYI The clocks SPRING ... more
  • Just a friendly reminder that double demerits are in place for four days in NSW over the 2023 Labour Day public holiday weekend, from 12:00am Friday, 29 September DOUBLE DEMERITS 29th September 2023 Just a friendly reminder that double demerits are in place for four days in NSW over the 2023 Labour Day public holiday weekend, from 12:00am Friday, 29 September ... more
  • Applications will be open Monday 2nd October until FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER for the Community Building Partnership Program, so get in quick to avoid missing out on the 
Community Building Partnership Program Returns! 28th September 2023 Applications will be open Monday 2nd October until FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER for the Community Building Partnership Program, so get in quick to avoid missing out on the ... more
  • NEW Women's Refuge to be built in Lake Macquarie! Today I Joined Minister Jodie Harrison MP , Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and New Women's Refuge for Lake Macquarie 26th September 2023 NEW Women's Refuge to be built in Lake Macquarie! Today I Joined Minister Jodie Harrison MP , Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and ... more
  • Service NSW Toronto will be having an All Services Day tomorrow the 26th Sept 2023 10am till 2pm.This is an opportunity for you to sit down face to face with multiple Toronto All Services Day 25th September 2023 Service NSW Toronto will be having an All Services Day tomorrow the 26th Sept 2023 10am till 2pm.This is an opportunity for you to sit down face to face with multiple ... more
  • Today is World Pharmacists Day. Each and every day our local pharmacists take care of our Lake Macquarie community, providing professional health advice and World Pharmacists Day 25th September 2023 Today is World Pharmacists Day. Each and every day our local pharmacists take care of our Lake Macquarie community, providing professional health advice and ... more
  • The Family Fun with Parliament of NSW activities will run from 25 September – 28 September 2023. It is perfect for children up to 12 years old, with storytelling, an Family Fun with Parliament of NSW 24th September 2023 The Family Fun with Parliament of NSW activities will run from 25 September – 28 September 2023. It is perfect for children up to 12 years old, with storytelling, an ... more
  • Sending my support to our local boys, the Toronto Awaba Stags Football Club. First Grade squad ahead of this Saturday's match for a place in the Grand Final! Stags Push for Grand Final 23rd September 2023 Sending my support to our local boys, the Toronto Awaba Stags Football Club. First Grade squad ahead of this Saturday's match for a place in the Grand Final! ... more
  • It's that time again! School is out for the next couple of weeks! Please be cautious on the roads, with school holidays comes many more kids out in the community, bike School Holidays 22nd September 2023 It's that time again! School is out for the next couple of weeks! Please be cautious on the roads, with school holidays comes many more kids out in the community, bike ... more
  • The Community of Hope facility for the homeless, 67-73 The Boulevarde, Toronto (next door to Salvos Store) is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 - 1pm. Community of Hope 21st September 2023 The Community of Hope facility for the homeless, 67-73 The Boulevarde, Toronto (next door to Salvos Store) is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 - 1pm. ... more
  • Yesterday the Government handed down the 2023 NSW State Budget. This year's budget was definitely an austerity budget. Here are some of the highlights. IT'S BUDGET WEEK! 20th September 2023 Yesterday the Government handed down the 2023 NSW State Budget. This year's budget was definitely an austerity budget. Here are some of the highlights. ... more
  • A total fire ban will be in place throughout our region today (Wednesday), as well as the Greater Sydney Region and Upper Central West Plains. Hot and Total fire ban in Lake Macquarie today 20th September 2023 A total fire ban will be in place throughout our region today (Wednesday), as well as the Greater Sydney Region and Upper Central West Plains. Hot and ... more
  • The NSW Legislative Assembly's Committee on Law and Safety has announced a new inquiry into e-cigarette regulation and compliance in NSW. Legislative Assembly Vaping Inquiry 19th September 2023 The NSW Legislative Assembly's Committee on Law and Safety has announced a new inquiry into e-cigarette regulation and compliance in NSW. ... more
  • Fire crews are attending a bushfire at Eraring this evening. No property under threat at the moment. Please be aware there is a total fire ban in parts of NSW tomorrow. Point Piper Road Bushfire 19th September 2023 Fire crews are attending a bushfire at Eraring this evening. No property under threat at the moment. Please be aware there is a total fire ban in parts of NSW tomorrow. ... more
  • I visited the other side of the lake today to talk with members of the Belmont Probus Club, reflecting on many of the issues I've been involved over the years. Belmont Probus Club Visit 18th September 2023 I visited the other side of the lake today to talk with members of the Belmont Probus Club, reflecting on many of the issues I've been involved over the years. ... more
  • I’m part of a new Facebook page which will keep you up to date with everything going on in the NSW Parliament, including tomorrow's State Budget. New Legislative Assembly Facebook Page 18th September 2023 I’m part of a new Facebook page which will keep you up to date with everything going on in the NSW Parliament, including tomorrow's State Budget. ... more
  • Our environment is just so precious, and it was wonderful to see so many eco-warriors enjoying the 2023 Living Smart Festival in Speers Point today. 2023 Smart Living Festival 16th September 2023 Our environment is just so precious, and it was wonderful to see so many eco-warriors enjoying the 2023 Living Smart Festival in Speers Point today. ... more
  • With reports of temperatures beginning to climbing again, the NSW Rural Fire Service are urging Lake Macquarie residents to prepare. So let's all get stuck in. NSW RFS "Get Ready Weekend" 15th September 2023 With reports of temperatures beginning to climbing again, the NSW Rural Fire Service are urging Lake Macquarie residents to prepare. So let's all get stuck in. ... more
  • A Conversation Could Change a Life. Today is R U OK? day, and there's never a better time to check in with a friend or loved one, don't hesitate to make that call. R U OK Day 2023 14th September 2023 A Conversation Could Change a Life. Today is R U OK? day, and there's never a better time to check in with a friend or loved one, don't hesitate to make that call. ... more
  • Spring has certainly sprung! Keen eyes might be needed to notice some of our native orchids creeping out of hiding to put on beautiful displays as the weather warms up. Spring Orchids 13th September 2023 Spring has certainly sprung! Keen eyes might be needed to notice some of our native orchids creeping out of hiding to put on beautiful displays as the weather warms up. ... more
  • Come down and support the R U OK day 2023 Community Wellness Walk.
This is a fantastic community event promoting mental health awareness! 
R U OK Day Community Wellness Walk 12th September 2023 Come down and support the R U OK day 2023 Community Wellness Walk. This is a fantastic community event promoting mental health awareness! ... more
  • It was delightful to join with green thumbs from across Australia to open the Garden Club of Australia's 2023 convention at the Multi-Arts Pavillion in Speers Point. Garden Club of Australia's 2023 Convention 10th September 2023 It was delightful to join with green thumbs from across Australia to open the Garden Club of Australia's 2023 convention at the Multi-Arts Pavillion in Speers Point. ... more
  • Today, 10 September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Take a moment today to reach out to someone you think may need a friend or support. World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2023 Today, 10 September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Take a moment today to reach out to someone you think may need a friend or support. ... more
  • Further news today on the distressing fish kills at Mannering Park last year. The EPA has now launched legal action against the owners of Vales Point Power Station. Lake Macquarie Fish Kills Update 6th September 2023 Further news today on the distressing fish kills at Mannering Park last year. The EPA has now launched legal action against the owners of Vales Point Power Station. ... more
  • NSW Police are responding to numerous break and enter calls where property has not been secured. There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent risks. Keep Your Property Safe 5th September 2023 NSW Police are responding to numerous break and enter calls where property has not been secured. There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent risks. ... more
  • Lake Macquarie has its first fully accessible fishing platform now open in Bolton Point! A funding grant from DPI NSW Recreational Fishing Trust made it possible. Bolton Point Accessible Fishing Platform 2nd September 2023 Lake Macquarie has its first fully accessible fishing platform now open in Bolton Point! A funding grant from DPI NSW Recreational Fishing Trust made it possible. ... more
  • Today is Jersey Day. Jersey day is about raising awareness for organ and tissue donations! My staff and I donned our jerseys in support of this great campaign. Jersey Day 2023 1st September 2023 Today is Jersey Day. Jersey day is about raising awareness for organ and tissue donations! My staff and I donned our jerseys in support of this great campaign. ... more
  • Many residents experience the frustration of traffic bottlenecks at Speers Point. Today we came a step closer to a solution to congestion issues at the roundabout. Speers Point Roundabout 1st September 2023 Many residents experience the frustration of traffic bottlenecks at Speers Point. Today we came a step closer to a solution to congestion issues at the roundabout. ... more
  • This week I was pleased to present Rathmines Wangi Ladies Probus Club with a new Microphone and Speaker system to utilise at their meetings and outdoor activities. Rathmines Wangi Ladies Probus Club 31st August 2023 This week I was pleased to present Rathmines Wangi Ladies Probus Club with a new Microphone and Speaker system to utilise at their meetings and outdoor activities. ... more
  • Origin as launched the second round of the Eraring Community Investment Fund. Applications are invited though to 24 September 2023. Eraring Community Investment Fund 22nd August 2023 Origin as launched the second round of the Eraring Community Investment Fund. Applications are invited though to 24 September 2023. ... more
  • I was delighted to speak with members of the N.S.W Wangi Wangi View club today and really enjoyed engaging with them and answering all manner of questions. Wangi Wangi View Club 21st August 2023 I was delighted to speak with members of the N.S.W Wangi Wangi View club today and really enjoyed engaging with them and answering all manner of questions. ... more
  • It's Toronto Lions Club Market day! The sun is shining, the hot coffee is flowing, and I'm here to chat about Lake Macquarie based and state significant issues. Toronto Lions Club Markets 20th August 2023 It's Toronto Lions Club Market day! The sun is shining, the hot coffee is flowing, and I'm here to chat about Lake Macquarie based and state significant issues. ... more
  • While everyone is disappointed the Matildas' run for the cup has ended, not a single person is disappointed with their performance over the last few weeks.
Congratulations and thank you CommBank Matilda's 17th August 2023 While everyone is disappointed the Matildas' run for the cup has ended, not a single person is disappointed with their performance over the last few weeks. ... more
  • On Saturday we lost a genuinely decent human being; a friend to many and someone always wanting to help. Our condolences to Graeme Hooper's friends and family. Vale Graeme Hooper 14th August 2023 On Saturday we lost a genuinely decent human being; a friend to many and someone always wanting to help. Our condolences to Graeme Hooper's friends and family. ... more
  • Congratulations to Morisset High year 11 student Bae-Phoenix Kelly representing Australia on the world stage as part of the Under 21 Indigenous Oztag team. Women's Under 21 Indigenous Oztag 8th August 2023 Congratulations to Morisset High year 11 student Bae-Phoenix Kelly representing Australia on the world stage as part of the Under 21 Indigenous Oztag team. ... more
  • It was great to visit with members from Cardiff Probus this morning and discuss issues of local and state interest. Thank you for inviting me today. Cardiff Probus 7th August 2023 It was great to visit with members from Cardiff Probus this morning and discuss issues of local and state interest. Thank you for inviting me today. ... more
  • Stellar win from the Origin Diamonds at the Netball World Cup 2023. Congratulations on the outstanding performance and cheers to bringing home the gold! Congratulations to the Origin Diamonds 7th August 2023 Stellar win from the Origin Diamonds at the Netball World Cup 2023. Congratulations on the outstanding performance and cheers to bringing home the gold! ... more
  • It's Jeans for Genes Day!! All the staff at my office have donned their denim to support Jeans for Genes day for the Children's Medical Research Institute. Jeans for Genes Day 4th August 2023 It's Jeans for Genes Day!! All the staff at my office have donned their denim to support Jeans for Genes day for the Children's Medical Research Institute. ... more
  • The NSW Seniors Festival Grant encourages Seniors in NSW to stay active and connect to their communities during the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival. NSW Seniors Festival Grant Program 3rd August 2023 The NSW Seniors Festival Grant encourages Seniors in NSW to stay active and connect to their communities during the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival. ... more
  • Parliament can test the most patient of adults, but the young students from Arcadia Vale Public School and Heritage College Lake Macquarie were wonderful. The week in Parliament House 3rd August 2023 Parliament can test the most patient of adults, but the young students from Arcadia Vale Public School and Heritage College Lake Macquarie were wonderful. ... more
  • New vouchers to help you save! Service NSW have announced three new vouchers to help families cover costs of kids activities. Active kids, creative kids and first lap. Active kids vouchers updates 2nd August 2023 New vouchers to help you save! Service NSW have announced three new vouchers to help families cover costs of kids activities. Active kids, creative kids and first lap. ... more
  • With works well under way at the Alton Road/Freemans Drive intersection upgrade in Cooranbong, here's a look at the project update. A traffic island will be installed Alton Road/Freemans Drive intersection upgrade 2nd August 2023 With works well under way at the Alton Road/Freemans Drive intersection upgrade in Cooranbong, here's a look at the project update. A traffic island will be installed ... more
  • Fantastic news this morning with an announcement that the Swansea Channel dredging will commence this month. After years of delays we finally have a plan. Swansea Channel Dredging 1st August 2023 Fantastic news this morning with an announcement that the Swansea Channel dredging will commence this month. After years of delays we finally have a plan. ... more
  • Fantastic 4-0 win against Canada last night from our girls. All eyes are on the CommBank Matildas as they build momentum toward the next match. Up the Mighty Matildas! 1st August 2023 Fantastic 4-0 win against Canada last night from our girls. All eyes are on the CommBank Matildas as they build momentum toward the next match. ... more
  • Terrible news over the weekend of the death of young Lake Macquarie student, Bryson Dimovski killed in an accident at Macquarie Road, Warners Bay on Friday. Vale Bryson Dimovski 31st July 2023 Terrible news over the weekend of the death of young Lake Macquarie student, Bryson Dimovski killed in an accident at Macquarie Road, Warners Bay on Friday. ... more
  • Flu season has set in, with a major uptick in influenza and COVID cases being seen with the colder weather. Keeping sick kids home from school can reduce the risk Winter flu season 28th July 2023 Flu season has set in, with a major uptick in influenza and COVID cases being seen with the colder weather. Keeping sick kids home from school can reduce the risk ... more
  • Are you renting? Are you a landlord? It's time to have your say. The NSW Government is asking the community for feedback to improve NSW rental laws. Have your say on NSW Rental Laws 27th July 2023 Are you renting? Are you a landlord? It's time to have your say. The NSW Government is asking the community for feedback to improve NSW rental laws. ... more
  • Summer isn't our only fire season to be wary of. Last winter Emergency Services in NSW got called out to 895 residential fires started often by the simplest of oversights Winter fire safety 27th July 2023 Summer isn't our only fire season to be wary of. Last winter Emergency Services in NSW got called out to 895 residential fires started often by the simplest of oversights ... more
  • Toronto High School Student Representative Council (years 7 - 10) are kicking some big goals. They have just completed the Creating Chances Gamechanger Program. Toronto High School SRC Kicking Goals 26th July 2023 Toronto High School Student Representative Council (years 7 - 10) are kicking some big goals. They have just completed the Creating Chances Gamechanger Program. ... more
  • Right now there are 1,800 Australians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more whose lives could be transformed through organ or tissue donation. DonateLife Week 2023 24th July 2023 Right now there are 1,800 Australians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more whose lives could be transformed through organ or tissue donation. ... more
  • Good luck to our mighty Matildas as they kick off the FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney tonight against Ireland! How good is it seeing women's sport elevated Cheer on our girls at the soccer World Cup 20th July 2023 Good luck to our mighty Matildas as they kick off the FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney tonight against Ireland! How good is it seeing women's sport elevated ... more
  • Watch Out Kids About! School Zones across NSW will come back into affect tomorrow morning with the return of staff and some students. Drive safely everyone. Watch out kids about 16th July 2023 Watch Out Kids About! School Zones across NSW will come back into affect tomorrow morning with the return of staff and some students. Drive safely everyone. ... more
  • A lot of discussion about the future of Eraring today. I am 100% supportive of the transition to renewable energy but we must have confidence in the transition. Questions over the future of Eraring Power Station 14th July 2023 A lot of discussion about the future of Eraring today. I am 100% supportive of the transition to renewable energy but we must have confidence in the transition. ... more
  • Fantastic news, Awaba Waste Management Facility will now be accepting soft plastics and CD covers for recycling from July 15 (foil/metallic plastics not accepted). Soft plastics recycling is back in Lake Macquarie 14th July 2023 Fantastic news, Awaba Waste Management Facility will now be accepting soft plastics and CD covers for recycling from July 15 (foil/metallic plastics not accepted). ... more
  • The life-story, war medals and portrait of the late Flying Officer John Fisher from the 212 Squadron R.A.F has gone up in the Rathmines Catalina Lakefront Retreat. 
A special piece of history at Rathmines 12th July 2023 The life-story, war medals and portrait of the late Flying Officer John Fisher from the 212 Squadron R.A.F has gone up in the Rathmines Catalina Lakefront Retreat. ... more
  • I've hosted numerous Grants Writing Workshops over the years and it's always good to see the knowledge gained during those events paying dividends. Grants Writing Workshops 10th July 2023 I've hosted numerous Grants Writing Workshops over the years and it's always good to see the knowledge gained during those events paying dividends. ... more
  • It's NAIDOC week 2023 and this year's theme is NAIDOC week 2023 2nd July 2023 It's NAIDOC week 2023 and this year's theme is "For Our Elders". Across every generation, Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role. ... more
  • Meet Karate Superstar Melissa! Winner of Lakemac Young Sport Star of the Year. 10-year-old Melissa Baez is ranked number one in Australia for her division. Meet Karate Superstar Melissa 30th June 2023 Meet Karate Superstar Melissa! Winner of Lakemac Young Sport Star of the Year. 10-year-old Melissa Baez is ranked number one in Australia for her division. ... more
  •  Free COVID test kits are available at my office. You can access parking via the Tyrepower driveway. Please note these test kits expire August and September 2023. Free COVID test kits 26th June 2023 Free COVID test kits are available at my office. You can access parking via the Tyrepower driveway. Please note these test kits expire August and September 2023. ... more
  • Saddened to learn of the passing of Siobhan O'Sullivan last night. Siobhan battled ovarian cancer and was at the forefront of our campaign for voluntary assisted dying. Vale Siobhan O'Sullivan 22nd June 2023 Saddened to learn of the passing of Siobhan O'Sullivan last night. Siobhan battled ovarian cancer and was at the forefront of our campaign for voluntary assisted dying. ... more
  • Today we gathered as a parliamentary community to show our support to those affected by cancer by hosting a biggest morning tea. We all know someone affected. Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea 21st June 2023 Today we gathered as a parliamentary community to show our support to those affected by cancer by hosting a biggest morning tea. We all know someone affected. ... more
  • Community Building Partnerships does its job again, delivering $29,680 for a desperately needed vehicle for one of our hard-working community not-for-profit Community Building Partnerships 16th June 2023 Community Building Partnerships does its job again, delivering $29,680 for a desperately needed vehicle for one of our hard-working community not-for-profit ... more
  • What a fantastic opportunity it was to bring the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Tour to the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.
FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Tour 11th June 2023 What a fantastic opportunity it was to bring the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Tour to the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. ... more
  • Adults working with children and young people are invited to give an opportunity for them to share their hopes for the future with the Office of the Advocate for Children.
Postcards to the Advocate 5th June 2023 Adults working with children and young people are invited to give an opportunity for them to share their hopes for the future with the Office of the Advocate for Children. ... more
  • Traffic delays are expected from Tuesday 30 May to upgrade the intersection. Allow additional travel time between 7am and 6pm during the works. Street parking Freemans Dr roadworks go up a notch, expect delays 29th May 2023 Traffic delays are expected from Tuesday 30 May to upgrade the intersection. Allow additional travel time between 7am and 6pm during the works. Street parking ... more
  • The start of Reconciliation Week in Lake Macquarie was celebrated by Toronto Community Child Care Centre with the opening of a cultural garden. Students from New cultural garden at Toronto signals start to Reconciliation Week 29th May 2023 The start of Reconciliation Week in Lake Macquarie was celebrated by Toronto Community Child Care Centre with the opening of a cultural garden. Students from ... more
  • The first of two annual rounds of applications from eligible community groups and initiatives is now open. Applications close 18 June 2023. The fund will invest $5m Origin offering $5m in community grants 24th May 2023 The first of two annual rounds of applications from eligible community groups and initiatives is now open. Applications close 18 June 2023. The fund will invest $5m ... more
  • Transport for NSW have commenced the installation of a noise reduction wall northbound on the M1 near Currans Road, Cooranbong. Work is expected Work starts on M1 noise wall at Cooranbong 23rd May 2023 Transport for NSW have commenced the installation of a noise reduction wall northbound on the M1 near Currans Road, Cooranbong. Work is expected ... more
  • I’ve been keenly waiting to get into an EV ute and tomorrow I’ll finally get the chance to have a good look at one at the Solar Citizens Electric Ute Roadshow at Toronto Electric ute roadshow comes to Toronto 19th May 2023 I’ve been keenly waiting to get into an EV ute and tomorrow I’ll finally get the chance to have a good look at one at the Solar Citizens Electric Ute Roadshow at Toronto ... more
  • The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta has raised desperately-needed funds for life-saving and life-protecting local organisations for 17 years. I was pleased to Heaven Can Wait Sailing Regatta raises another $50,000 18th May 2023 The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta has raised desperately-needed funds for life-saving and life-protecting local organisations for 17 years. I was pleased to ... more
  • Lake Macquarie Garden Club turned 40 yesterday. Celebrating the occasion with a beautiful morning tea fundraiser, it was a pleasure to present Christine Burns Lake Macquarie Garden Club turns 40 16th May 2023 Lake Macquarie Garden Club turned 40 yesterday. Celebrating the occasion with a beautiful morning tea fundraiser, it was a pleasure to present Christine Burns ... more
  • To all the Mums who pack lunches, do our laundry, get the kids to school, go to work, cook our dinner and still have the energy to make sure we didn't forget to tuck
Happy Mother's Day! 14th May 2023 To all the Mums who pack lunches, do our laundry, get the kids to school, go to work, cook our dinner and still have the energy to make sure we didn't forget to tuck ... more
  • Whether hospital, aged care, home care, community or disability support, our lives would be far harder without our nurses. Take a moment today to show your Today is International Nurses Day 12th May 2023 Whether hospital, aged care, home care, community or disability support, our lives would be far harder without our nurses. Take a moment today to show your ... more
  • A number of local Fire and Rescue stations will hold their annual open day this Saturday, May 13, from 10am-2pm. You can check updates for individual stations NSW Fire + Rescue open day 11th May 2023 A number of local Fire and Rescue stations will hold their annual open day this Saturday, May 13, from 10am-2pm. You can check updates for individual stations ... more
  • What a whirlwind of a few days. Yesterday I was unanimously elected Speaker of the 58th Legislative Assembly. While it's an enormous honour, this is a Parliament An honour and a privilege to be elected Speaker 9th May 2023 What a whirlwind of a few days. Yesterday I was unanimously elected Speaker of the 58th Legislative Assembly. While it's an enormous honour, this is a Parliament ... more
  • The 58th NSW Parliament meets for the first time tomorrow so things have been pretty hectic over the past few weeks. While it won't quite have the pageantry of a 58th Parliament meets for first time tomorrow 8th May 2023 The 58th NSW Parliament meets for the first time tomorrow so things have been pretty hectic over the past few weeks. While it won't quite have the pageantry of a ... more
  • Yesterday, NSW Forestry Corporation and the University of Newcastle officially opened the Littlejohn’s Tree Frog Walking Trail at The Pines Picnic area in the New walking trails open at Martinsville 5th May 2023 Yesterday, NSW Forestry Corporation and the University of Newcastle officially opened the Littlejohn’s Tree Frog Walking Trail at The Pines Picnic area in the ... more
  • Congratulations to David and Kathleen Kelly who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They say that trust, tolerance and love are the key ingredients 60 years of wedded bliss! 26th April 2023 Congratulations to David and Kathleen Kelly who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They say that trust, tolerance and love are the key ingredients ... more
  • The day started for many at a local Dawn Service. Mine was at Speers Point before attending services at Dora Creek and later at Rathmines Memorial Park. Such a beautiful day that belied the grim reality of so much of what our service men Big crowds attend Anzac Day services 25th April 2023 The day started for many at a local Dawn Service. Mine was at Speers Point before attending services at Dora Creek and later at Rathmines Memorial Park. Such a beautiful day that belied the grim reality of so much of what our service men ... more
  • At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
LEST WE FORGET. We will remember them, always 25th April 2023 At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. LEST WE FORGET. ... more
  • Here's a full list of Anzac Day services happening in the Lake Macquarie electorate on Tuesday. Be sure to get along to at least one of them. LEST WE FORGET Your guide to local Anzac Day services 24th April 2023 Here's a full list of Anzac Day services happening in the Lake Macquarie electorate on Tuesday. Be sure to get along to at least one of them. LEST WE FORGET ... more
  • Wangi Wangi Public School celebrated a very big milestone recently and local historian Doug Saxon put together a brilliant book to mark the occasion. Called 'Wangi Wangi Public School, Celebrating 100+ Years 1920-2022', the book contains a Book chronicles 102 years of Wangi Wangi Public School 23rd April 2023 Wangi Wangi Public School celebrated a very big milestone recently and local historian Doug Saxon put together a brilliant book to mark the occasion. Called 'Wangi Wangi Public School, Celebrating 100+ Years 1920-2022', the book contains a ... more
  • People living in my electorate should have received this year's Anzac Day commemorative booklet which I send out annually. This year's booklet contains 2023 Anzac Day booklet out now 21st April 2023 People living in my electorate should have received this year's Anzac Day commemorative booklet which I send out annually. This year's booklet contains ... more
  • Some big news from Origin Energy today regarding their site at Eraring. Work will start within weeks on a $600m battery storage system at Eraring which will allow Origin pushing ahead on $600m Eraring battery plan 20th April 2023 Some big news from Origin Energy today regarding their site at Eraring. Work will start within weeks on a $600m battery storage system at Eraring which will allow ... more
  • The environment needs champions and 12-year-old Brody Riant from Morisset Park is a real champion making a big difference as he cleans up rubbish in and 12yo Brody is cleaning up the lake 17th April 2023 The environment needs champions and 12-year-old Brody Riant from Morisset Park is a real champion making a big difference as he cleans up rubbish in and ... more
  • A bit of good news on Muddy Lake at Dora Creek. The photo above shows that the weevils are finally doing their job on the salvinia infestation. This is fantastic Weevils are doing their job on Muddy Lake 16th April 2023 A bit of good news on Muddy Lake at Dora Creek. The photo above shows that the weevils are finally doing their job on the salvinia infestation. This is fantastic ... more
  • The poll has been officially declared for Lake Macquarie and along with my staff, I'm excited to continue working with our community to achieve everything our Back to work after poll is declared 14th April 2023 The poll has been officially declared for Lake Macquarie and along with my staff, I'm excited to continue working with our community to achieve everything our ... more
  • I met with the new Premier Chris Minns yesterday and want you to know that he’s offered his support to me taking the role of Speaker in the 58th NSW Order! Order! I have some news 4th April 2023 I met with the new Premier Chris Minns yesterday and want you to know that he’s offered his support to me taking the role of Speaker in the 58th NSW ... more
  • What a way to round out the weekend, throwing the ceremonial first pitch for the Toronto Tigers Baseball Club, to mark the start of the first grade season. Go Tigers! First pitch thrown for local baseball season 2nd April 2023 What a way to round out the weekend, throwing the ceremonial first pitch for the Toronto Tigers Baseball Club, to mark the start of the first grade season. Go Tigers! ... more
  • YES! It’s sleep-in day tomorrow! Clocks go BaCK one hour tonight as daylight saving ends. That means that the clocks in the car, oven and microwave which you Clocks go back tonight 1st April 2023 YES! It’s sleep-in day tomorrow! Clocks go BaCK one hour tonight as daylight saving ends. That means that the clocks in the car, oven and microwave which you ... more
  • As you may have read, Origin Energy which owns Eraring Power Station is the subject of a takeover deal by Brookfield Asset Management and MidOcean Energy. We must ensure baseload energy supplies 31st March 2023 As you may have read, Origin Energy which owns Eraring Power Station is the subject of a takeover deal by Brookfield Asset Management and MidOcean Energy. ... more
  • In line with statements I made before Saturday’s election, I’ve joined my independent colleagues Alex Greenwich (Sydney) and Dr Joe McGirr (Wagga Wagga) Crossbench commitment will provide for stable government 27th March 2023 In line with statements I made before Saturday’s election, I’ve joined my independent colleagues Alex Greenwich (Sydney) and Dr Joe McGirr (Wagga Wagga) ... more
  • What an amazing result for us last night and I cannot thank my team and our local community enough. Despite big swings across the State to Labor, we Thanks so much, Lake Macquarie! 26th March 2023 What an amazing result for us last night and I cannot thank my team and our local community enough. Despite big swings across the State to Labor, we ... more
  • Election day tomorrow. I've always let my record speak for itself but that never takes the anxiety away. One thing I know for sure is that The people always get it right 24th March 2023 Election day tomorrow. I've always let my record speak for itself but that never takes the anxiety away. One thing I know for sure is that ... more
  • I've backed the 'Build Them Here' campaign since it first began and today I've recommitted that pledge to support government procurement policies which Build them here 22nd March 2023 I've backed the 'Build Them Here' campaign since it first began and today I've recommitted that pledge to support government procurement policies which ... more
  • Don’t believe the myth that only the Liberals sell our public assets. We saw a State Labor Government sell off NSW Lotteries and the electricity retailers, and Where I stand on privatisation 21st March 2023 Don’t believe the myth that only the Liberals sell our public assets. We saw a State Labor Government sell off NSW Lotteries and the electricity retailers, and ... more
  • Just a quick update for Boolaroo residents on the additional $2.3m I secured for the management of lead legacy issues in the area. Lake Mac council has now $2.3m lead legacy fund for Boolaroo 20th March 2023 Just a quick update for Boolaroo residents on the additional $2.3m I secured for the management of lead legacy issues in the area. Lake Mac council has now ... more
  • The Government and Labor Opposition have released their energy policies and while both have supportable elements, each has a major flaw in that they largely Solar incentives needed for renters and Government housing 19th March 2023 The Government and Labor Opposition have released their energy policies and while both have supportable elements, each has a major flaw in that they largely ... more
  • Throughout March, Toronto business owners and staff are donning orange ribbons to promote Lake Macquarie charity Hearts and Hands Community Development Protecting our kids is everyone's business 18th March 2023 Throughout March, Toronto business owners and staff are donning orange ribbons to promote Lake Macquarie charity Hearts and Hands Community Development ... more
  • Pre-poll voting opens at Toronto and Speers Point tomorrow (Saturday) and at Cooranbong on Monday. Election Day is the following Saturday March 25. Pre-poll voting opens tomorrow 17th March 2023 Pre-poll voting opens at Toronto and Speers Point tomorrow (Saturday) and at Cooranbong on Monday. Election Day is the following Saturday March 25. ... more
  • Just a reminder to apprentices and uni students living in the Lake Macquarie electorate that you can now apply for a $250 travel card to help ease transport costs. $250 travel card available to Lake Mac apprentices 16th March 2023 Just a reminder to apprentices and uni students living in the Lake Macquarie electorate that you can now apply for a $250 travel card to help ease transport costs. ... more
  • It's amazing what we can accomplish when we work together. Today I joined Maria Martin from Survivor's R Us Incorporated and Adam Loftus from Foodbank Selfless heroes delivering to those in need 15th March 2023 It's amazing what we can accomplish when we work together. Today I joined Maria Martin from Survivor's R Us Incorporated and Adam Loftus from Foodbank ... more
  • I had three very interesting meetings recently – one with the NSW Crime Commission, one with Clubs NSW and one with online betting giant SportsBet. I came Gaming industry reform long overdue 14th March 2023 I had three very interesting meetings recently – one with the NSW Crime Commission, one with Clubs NSW and one with online betting giant SportsBet. I came ... more
  • One of the greatest challenges of our time is how we manage the transition from fossil fuel generated energy to renewables. It's a challenge that will impact Why we need a transition authority 12th March 2023 One of the greatest challenges of our time is how we manage the transition from fossil fuel generated energy to renewables. It's a challenge that will impact ... more
  • The State election is now just two weeks away and I can smell the sausage sizzles already! My office is getting hundreds of inquiries so I thought this guide Election: postal voting and early polling 11th March 2023 The State election is now just two weeks away and I can smell the sausage sizzles already! My office is getting hundreds of inquiries so I thought this guide ... more
  • Great to meet with the Police Association of NSW again this morning to run through some of the major issues our frontline police are having. Police resources Police campaign has my full support 8th March 2023 Great to meet with the Police Association of NSW again this morning to run through some of the major issues our frontline police are having. Police resources ... more
  • We have a couple of very warm days ahead and that's prompted a total fire ban today, and likely again tomorrow. A good idea to keep all pets a bit cool today Total fire ban in place today 6th March 2023 We have a couple of very warm days ahead and that's prompted a total fire ban today, and likely again tomorrow. A good idea to keep all pets a bit cool today ... more
  • A heads-up for the many long-suffering motorists (like me) in the Morisset area. The BP on Wyee Rd in the Morisset industrial estate has been taken over by Cheaper fuel in Morisset, finally! 2nd March 2023 A heads-up for the many long-suffering motorists (like me) in the Morisset area. The BP on Wyee Rd in the Morisset industrial estate has been taken over by ... more
  • The Office of Sport has released the results of the community survey it took late last year for the planned sport and rec hub at Morisset. It asked locals about Planned Morisset sport hub enters new design phase 2nd March 2023 The Office of Sport has released the results of the community survey it took late last year for the planned sport and rec hub at Morisset. It asked locals about ... more
  • They said we couldn’t do it, but we did. I’m up in Newcastle today with Treasurer Matt Kean MP who is announcing that my Port of Newcastle Bill has cleared Port of Newcastle bill clears its final legislative hurdle 1st March 2023 They said we couldn’t do it, but we did. I’m up in Newcastle today with Treasurer Matt Kean MP who is announcing that my Port of Newcastle Bill has cleared ... more
  • Today marks 10 years since the amazing Christine Mastello launched Southlake's Incorporated. Over the past decade Southlake's Inc has helped an A decade of incredible voluntary service from Southlakes Inc 22nd February 2023 Today marks 10 years since the amazing Christine Mastello launched Southlake's Incorporated. Over the past decade Southlake's Inc has helped an ... more
  • I was absolutely delighted to join the 'Queen of Morisset Spinners and Weavers' Marjorie Whitbourne today to celebrate her 100th birthday. Reaching 100 The Queen of Morisset Spinners turns 100 21st February 2023 I was absolutely delighted to join the 'Queen of Morisset Spinners and Weavers' Marjorie Whitbourne today to celebrate her 100th birthday. Reaching 100 ... more
  • I had the absolute pleasure of popping in to see Alan Whatson at Cooranbong today to properly acknowledge his 50 years of service as a Justice of the Peace. Thanks for your 50 years of community service, Alan 20th February 2023 I had the absolute pleasure of popping in to see Alan Whatson at Cooranbong today to properly acknowledge his 50 years of service as a Justice of the Peace. ... more
  • Looking forward to seeing everyone at The Rotary Club of Morisset's seniors festival tomorrow (Sunday). It's on at Morisset Showground from 10am to 2pm with Seniors Leisure Festival on this Sunday 18th February 2023 Looking forward to seeing everyone at The Rotary Club of Morisset's seniors festival tomorrow (Sunday). It's on at Morisset Showground from 10am to 2pm with ... more
  • Best part of my job - getting grants and financial assistance for our many local sporting, community and cultural groups. Today it's local sports grants and we've Clubs share $50,000 in local sport grants 17th February 2023 Best part of my job - getting grants and financial assistance for our many local sporting, community and cultural groups. Today it's local sports grants and we've ... more
  • Nurse-to-patient ratios are not about money, they're about vital patient care! Great to catch up again with some of our nurses and midwives yesterday in Nursing staff ratios are about patient care 16th February 2023 Nurse-to-patient ratios are not about money, they're about vital patient care! Great to catch up again with some of our nurses and midwives yesterday in ... more
  • Here’s another 23,653,955 reasons why it’s so hard for Labor and the Coalition to properly reform the gaming sector and rein in gambling advertising. It’s Major parties addicted to donations from gambling industry 15th February 2023 Here’s another 23,653,955 reasons why it’s so hard for Labor and the Coalition to properly reform the gaming sector and rein in gambling advertising. It’s ... more
  • I spent Valentine's Day morning with a charity group close to my heart. Survivor's R Us Incorporated helps not only survivors of domestic violence Meet the real heroes in our community 14th February 2023 I spent Valentine's Day morning with a charity group close to my heart. Survivor's R Us Incorporated helps not only survivors of domestic violence ... more
  • Another day, another promise from the Government and Labor Opposition to pump hundreds of millions of your tax dollars into Western Sydney. In addition Regional roads ignored while Western Sydney gets a cash splash 13th February 2023 Another day, another promise from the Government and Labor Opposition to pump hundreds of millions of your tax dollars into Western Sydney. In addition ... more
  • Lake Mac parkrun turned emerald this morning in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
In 2013 emerald was voted the colour of the year as it represents Lake Mac Parkrun celebrates a milestone 11th February 2023 Lake Mac parkrun turned emerald this morning in celebration of its 10th anniversary. In 2013 emerald was voted the colour of the year as it represents ... more
  • It was wonderful to join with members of the Bolton Point Tennis Club this afternoon for the official opening of the club's newly resurfaced tennis courts. Bolton Point tennis club serves up an ace 10th February 2023 It was wonderful to join with members of the Bolton Point Tennis Club this afternoon for the official opening of the club's newly resurfaced tennis courts. ... more
  • If you'll be out of town for the State election on March 25 you should apply for a postal vote now. Everyone in my Lake Macquarie electorate should have received a postal vote application form in the mail last month. If you Election info - postal voting open now 7th February 2023 If you'll be out of town for the State election on March 25 you should apply for a postal vote now. Everyone in my Lake Macquarie electorate should have received a postal vote application form in the mail last month. If you ... more
  • Just did a press conference in Sydney on gambling industry reform with my independent colleague Alex Greenwich, gambling reform advocate Tim Costello and Some leadership at last on gaming reform 6th February 2023 Just did a press conference in Sydney on gambling industry reform with my independent colleague Alex Greenwich, gambling reform advocate Tim Costello and ... more
  • Really thrilled to see the new Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre opened at Booragul today. I'm the Patron of New Landcare and Sustainable Living centre open at Booragul 2nd February 2023 Really thrilled to see the new Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre opened at Booragul today. I'm the Patron of ... more
  • Great to join the Deputy Premier Paul Toole MP at the Port of Newcastle today. I strongly believe that the port's diversification is vital to the future of our Port's diversification plan full steam ahead 30th January 2023 Great to join the Deputy Premier Paul Toole MP at the Port of Newcastle today. I strongly believe that the port's diversification is vital to the future of our ... more