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  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Out on a cold and blustery morning at Murlo near Mullengandra, in the cause of improving road safety: a new roadside rest area has been completed. With me are #HonSussanLey Federal Member for Farrer, #HonMelindaPaveyMP, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Cr Graham Docksey (representing the #RSL) and members of the Borella family. The Murlo Rest Area will be renamed 'Borella VC' in recognition of WWI Victoria Cross recipient Captain Albert Borella.
    Out on a cold and blustery morning at Murlo near Mullengandra, in the
  • 3 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    What a sensational show last night at #CorowaHighSchool's Variety Night 2017. Great to hear and see all the talent, including HSC students. A really professional show -- thanks also to the skilful back-stage crew who kept things running smoothly!
    What a sensational show last night at #CorowaHighSchool's Variety Nig
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    Our kids are incredible . They continue to excel and amaze.
    2 days ago Lurene McCleary
    Best school...best kids 😀
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  • 6 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Just launched Albury City Band: 150 Years Entertaining Our Community, with author Greg Ryan and president Frank Sergi. Find out what the band got up to over an amazing and successful history.
    Just launched Albury City Band: 150 Years Entertaining Our Community,
  • 6 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Jindera Community Hub now open! A terrific new facility for this growing town. Banking, council services, community meetings and much more. Well done Greater Hume Shire Council and all the volunteers! #Jindera #GreaterHumeShireCouncil #HumeBank
    Jindera Community Hub now open! A terrific new facility for this growi
  • 6 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Launched the 2017/2018 Dragon Boat Season for Bravehearts on Sunday. A typical day: Fed the dragon a spring onion; dotted the eye with red paint; threw sticky rice into the water. A ceremonial start to another year of great competition and good health! All the best to you. #dragonboatracing #braveheartsonthemurray
    Launched the 2017/2018 Dragon Boat Season for Bravehearts on Sunday. A
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    A wonderful day for health services in Holbrook! Opening the extended and upgraded Holbrook MPS (hospital), representing NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Here with Holbrook Local Health Advisory Committee Chair Judy Wettenhall, Rosemary Garthwaite (Rural Group Manager), Gayle Murphy (Board Chair), Mayor Heather Wilton (Greater Hume Shire Council) and Mary-Anne Grunow (Facility Manager). #BradHazzard #Holbrook #GreaterHumeShireCouncil
    A wonderful day for health services in Holbrook! Opening the extended
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 is before NSW Parliament for de
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    These new grants are for very large sports infrastructure projects in regional NSW. Huge opportunity to think Big!
    These new grants are for very large sports infrastructure projects in
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Time is running out for 2017 ... Best wishes to all applicants from across the Albury Electorate!
    Time is running out for 2017 ... Best wishes to all applicants from ac
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Great to see some of the Students from Lavington East Public School who performed last night at the Sydney Opera House as part of NSW department of Education's Festival of instrumental Music. Well done Girls what an amazing achievement.
    Great to see some of the Students from Lavington East Public School wh
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Looking at drawings for the planned Brain and Mind Centre in Albury with Tanya Davies, NSW Minister for Mental Health. Thanks to Michael Nuck (pictured) and CEO Leigh McJames of Albury Wodonga Health.
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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    With NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies and Friends of Nolan House today. Working on plans to spend Budget money to improve our acute mental health facility.
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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Working today on plans for a new $30 million Emergency Department at Albury Hospital with Leigh McJames, CEO of Albury Wodonga Health. Exciting!
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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Happy 10th birthday to Albury Library Museum. In true literary fashion the cake was cut (SILENTLY) by a mime.
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  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Highlights for the Albury Electorate: Health: · $30m to completely re-imagine, expand and reconstruct a 21st century Emergency Department for Albury Hospital, which will address issues of overcrowding, staff security and improved service for those seeking urgent medical attention. · The next tranche of funding for the continuing rebuild and upgrade of Regional Multipurpose Services for Tumbarumba and Culcairn. · In addition to this new infrastructure spending, the NSW Government continues to provide record levels of funding for nurses, doctors, treatment and services: in excess of $120m to AW Health. Schools: · An exciting new multi-million dollar James Fallon High School Hall complex. · Wireless connectivity upgrade for all 43 government high schools and public schools right across the electorate. Roads: $33.462 m worth of roads, bridge and boating infrastructure and maintenance projects, primarily delivered through local councils in the Albury electorate. · Roads maintenance block grant funding for councils includes AlburyCity $488,000, Greater Hume Shire Council $2.194m, Federation Council $1.728m · Further funding of Stage Two of Riverina Highway upgrade ($11m project); Other · New Henty fire station $920,000. · More social housing: $2.121m For Councils in the Albury Electorate: New funding opportunities include the $1.3 billion Regional Growth, Cultural and Strong Country Communities funds, $400m Fixing Country Rail Fund, $200m Bridges for the Bush Program and $500m Fixing Country Roads Fund. Local councils can apply for funding towards projects. ************** “The significant NSW funding is extremely welcome,” said Leigh McJames, CEO of Albury Wodonga Health. “It will address the growing demand on our emergency services and will see a significant enhancement in capacity and capability of the Albury Campus ED. It will also assist in further consolidation and enhancement of acute medical services for our community.” “I also welcome the NSW Government contribution of $500,000 towards safety upgrades to Nolan House,” said Mr Aplin. “Today I am most proud of the redesign and upgrade being planned for Albury Hospital’s Emergency Department, and to see my work for James Fallon High School find success. These have been hard fought battles and I thank Leigh McJames at AW Health and our Education Director, Dr Brad Russell, for their support and enthusiasm.”
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    2017-18 NSW BUDGET: NSW AND THE ALBURY ELECTORATE Member for Albury, Greg Aplin welcomed the NSW Budget today, saying “A huge amount of planning, lobbying and effort has gone into this Budget which sets out the roadmap for the continual upgrading of Albury’s resources and infrastructure. Today, with the release of formerly confidential Budget information, I can reveal more of what is planned for Albury.” Highlights for all of us in NSW: · Record investment in infrastructure … Again. Restart NSW is investing $29.8 billion. · Budget in surplus. Again. $4.5 billion for 2016-17, $2.7 billion for 2017-18. · State debt completely cleared. Again. Negative $7.8 billion. · AAA Credit Rating. · NSW is the first state to approach a quarter of a trillion dollars in net worth. · NSW continues to be the state with the lowest unemployment rate. Again · Abolishing Stamp Duty for First Home Buyers. · Abolishing Stamp Duty on lenders’ mortgage insurance for first home buyers. · $100m Palliative Care Package with a focus on regional areas. · $1 billion Securing Country Water Program to ensure rural communities have access to high-quality, reliable and affordable water. · $63m to increase Child Protection Caseworkers. · An additional $217.3m for Pre-School Fee Relief. · An additional $20m for transitional housing and support services for the homeless. · $1 billion for ambulance services, including 50 additional relief paramedics to assist in reducing fatigue in those working in regional areas. · Tax duties abolished for small businesses (turnover less than $2m) insurances on commercial vehicles, professional indemnity and public liability. · Farmers benefit with abolition of tax duties on crop and livestock insurance. · Families are the big winners from this year’s record $401m sport budget, with parents in NSW eligible for a $100 rebate to cover sporting club fees, including swimming lessons, for every school-aged child. · $79m to ease cost of living pressures for pensioners by subsidising council rates and charges through the Pensioners Rebate Scheme. · $16m to support councils through the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme. · The NSW Government has expanded its emergency assistance to include more welfare groups that can offer the state’s most vulnerable energy customers help to pay electricity and gas bills, with rebates to total more than $1 billion over four years.
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    FUNDING FOR NAIDOC CELEBRATIONS IN ALBURY A local Aboriginal community group has received a grant from the NSW Government to help fund NAIDOC Week activities, Member for Albury, Greg Aplin announced today. “NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievements of Aboriginal people here and right across the country,” Mr Aplin said. NAIDOC, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, will run from 2 – 9 July with the theme is ‘Our Languages, Our Way’. The Albury Wodonga NAIDOC Committee will receive $3,000 to assist with activities during NAIDOC Week. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said 116 grants totalling $200,000 is invested in local Aboriginal communities right across NSW for this week of celebration. “The NSW Government recognises the rich and diverse history of Australia’s first people and these grants assist in showcasing our Aboriginal heritage and identity,” Mrs Mitchell said. For more information on NADIOC Week 2017 celebrations visit http://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au
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  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 18 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    TUMBARUMBA MULTIPURPOSE SERVICE DESIGNS REVEALED Member for Albury Greg Aplin today revealed the artist’s impression for the Tumbarumba MultiPurpose Service (MPS). “‘This is an important milestone for Tumbarumba and the surrounding communities who get to their first look at what their new MPS will look like, ‘” Mr Aplin said. The Tumbarumba MPS design is a new two-storey building that will include: - An acute inpatient wing, including larger residential aged care rooms with dedicated ensuites - Enhanced staff facilities including staff accommodation - Modern and larger reception area - Dedicated activity spaces - Modern inpatient rooms - Enhanced community health In addition to the new two-storey development, the program will refurbish the existing residential aged care building. The new MPS facilities will provide flexible services to better respond to the local community and the services will be more efficient through integration, coordination and innovation of health and aged care. Mr Aplin said the Tumbarumba MPS project is part of a greater $300 million program of works to upgrade existing or build new MPS facilities in a number of rural and remote communities across NSW. “The MPS model tailors healthcare needs for the local community by integrating health, aged care services, and emergency services to provide flexible health service delivery – from primary health care to acute and residential aged care,” Mr Aplin said.
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  • 19 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    LOCAL BOSCAR FIGURES RELEASED Member for Albury, Greg Aplin has praised officers in the Albury Local Area Command for their tireless efforts in combating local crime but appreciates there is more to do. Mr Aplin said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is proof of the exceptional work of local police in preventing crime. In the 24 months to December 2016, 16 out of the 17 major crime categories either fell or remained stable, including murder, domestic violence and robbery. Mr Aplin said local statistics from the region followed the state-wide trends, with 11 offences remaining stable or trending down. “I am really pleased to see a downward trend in the malicious damage to property category. “This latest data from BOCSAR is a testament to our local police and their dedication to the safety and protection of our community,” Mr Aplin said. “However, the rise by 52.8% in stealing from a motor vehicle and 18.8% in stealing from dwellings is concerning and I am sure will be a focus for our local Police Force. “I would like to thank all the communities in the electorate for continuing to being vigilant and establishing proactive partnerships with our police, ensuring public safety concerns are properly addressed,” Mr Aplin said. “The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is determined to turn these statistics around, and will provide police across the state with the resources they need to investigate and prosecute these crimes. “The upcoming introduction of Regional and Metropolitan Deputy Commissioners as part of the NSW Government’s reforms to the NSW Police Force will ensure targeted policing of the highest standard to reduce local crime trends.”
  • 19 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    STUDENTS OFFERED FREE MENINGOCOCCAL W VACCINE Parents of Year 11 and 12 students are being urged to check school bags this week for consent forms for a free meningococcal ACWY vaccine to protect their children against the rare but deadly disease. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the State Government’s $9 million NSW Meningococcal W Response Program was introduced due to an unprecedented outbreak of meningococcal W disease in Australia. “The NSW Government has acted swiftly to protect the most vulnerable group of people – those in their late teens – from this rising threat,” Mr Hazzard said. “I strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this very important opportunity and sign and return the consent forms as meningococcal disease can result in lifelong complications, or even death.” Meningococcal W is now the most common strain of the disease in Australia, with cases in NSW virtually tripling from nine in 2015 to 26 in 2016. It also has triple the mortality rate (14 per cent) of other strains. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director, Communicable Diseases, NSW Health, said that the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, which protects against four of the strains of the disease, will be offered in Term 2. “Teens are one of the groups most at risk of contracting the W strain. This is due to social behaviours that result in the disease being transmitted through close physical contact, such as frequent kissing and participation in social activities like going to nightclubs,” Dr Sheppeard said. Since 2013, the NSW Government has committed $5.5 million towards the Save the Date vaccination campaign. NSW rates of childhood immunisation are above or at the Australian average, with 93.4 per cent fully vaccinated by the age of five. For NSW data on all meningococcal cases, refer to: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/Pages/data.aspx
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  • 19 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHED The NSW Government and Charles Sturt University (CSU) have partnered under the Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program to develop an Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop-Up Innovation Hub to support Indigenous business innovation. Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said the ‘Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop up Innovation Hub’ will help Indigenous people interested or already engaged in local business, to expand their business skills and take advantage of the unique business opportunities around them. “Our Indigenous business sector is extremely diverse covering all spectrums of our economy – professional services, tourism, importing and exporting, mining, defence and civil contracting, landscape design, trades and artists to name just a few,” Mr Barilaro said. “The Walan Mayinygu Pop Up Hub will create an opportunity for Indigenous people to be mentored and taught by established Indigenous entrepreneurs and business people.” Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW, Bronnie Taylor said the hub offered benefits to indigenous businesses throughout regional NSW. “Targeting regional areas, the hub will be established for a week at a time in Lismore, Dubbo, Albury and Port Macquarie to develop regional indigenous businesses,” Ms Taylor said. “Each Pop-Up Hub will feature a series of events and activities including business masterclasses, practical workshops, panel discussions, a business plan and pitch development studio, guest speakers and networking opportunities.” Member for Albury Greg Aplin said it was an honour to launch the Pop Up Hub. “The Pop Up Hub is supported under the Boosting Business Innovation Program which is providing $12 million to the state's 11 universities and the CSIRO to collaborate with businesses to drive innovation and economic growth across NSW.” CSU Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said through the Boost program CSU will develop a 'Multi-Region Hub Program' to continue its 100 year tradition of engaging with communities and industry to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. “As well as Walan Mayinygu and the CenWest Innovate launched at Bathurst last week, CSU plans to develop an Agritech Incubator Hub in Wagga Wagga to develop agricultural technology innovation and start-ups for regional Australia.”