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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    $15 MILLION LINE FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING Member for Albury, Greg Aplin is encouraging fishing and community groups to apply for NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grants to improve recreational fishing across our region. This year $15 million has been allocated from the sale of recreational fishing licenses to both freshwater and saltwater projects in 2016-17. Mr Aplin said grants are available for both large projects involving more than $10,000 of funding, and smaller projects involving less than $10,000. “This is a great opportunity for individuals and community groups to apply for these grants which improve recreational fishing in our region,” Mr Aplin said. “Applications are open to anyone, including fishing clubs and organisations, universities, councils, community groups, individuals and joint applications are also encouraged. “Some of the projects funded already include fish stocking, fishing workshops, Fishcare Volunteer programs, and habitat restoration.” “This program is another way the NSW Government continues to reinvest this resource back into the recreational fishing sector to help ensure a bright future for NSW fishing.” Recreational fishing adds about $3.4 billion to the State’s economy each year, and accounts for more than 14,000 full-time jobs. Gone Fishing NSW fishing club grants of up to $2,000 are also available for groups applying to run community fishing events for Gone Fishing NSW Day on 15 October 2017. Applications for small and large projects close on 13 March 2017. Applications for Gone Fishing NSW fishing club grants close on 30 April 2017. More information is available at: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/recreational-fishing-fee/licence-fees-at-work/apply-for-funds
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    2 weeks ago Sharyn Lilley
    Whilst I realise you don't engage with your constituents, and comments get deleted fairly quickly, please be aware we, the people who voted for you, are aware of exactly who sold off our public utilities. I posted the following on Ms Ley's facebook. It would be nice if you could actually be honest with your constituents and tell us what your government plans to do, too. While I understand it is impossible to have energy security as the Liberal State Government have now sold off our formerly public owned utilities to private operators - and they have made the commercial decision to sell off our resources to the overseas energy markets. However I wonder how your Government intends to handle the predicted Friday black out if the private operators in NSW refuse to respond to the Australian Energy Market Operator?
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Enjoying the Murray river with a cruise
  • 13 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR 2017 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Member for Albury, Greg Aplin today said the search has begun for local outstanding women to be recognised, with the nominations for the sixth annual 2017 NSW Women of the Year awards now open at http://www.women.nsw.gov.au. Mr Aplin said he is calling on the community to nominate extraordinary women from all walks of life, who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements. “Every NSW community is made up of women who stand out with their remarkably inspiring success stories,” Mr Aplin said. “The Women of the Year Awards are a chance for the NSW Government and the community to officially recognise the phenomenal contribution they make.” Mr Aplin said six categories are open for nominations to honour the significant achievements of women. “Nominations are open for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award, Rex’s Regional Woman of the Year, Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award, Aboriginal Woman of the Year and a new category, Business Woman of the Year, which all celebrate the excellent achievements of women from across NSW.” Winners will join an honour-roll of inspirational alumni, including mining engineer and burns survivor Turia Pitt, leading scientist Dr Cathy Foley, domestic violence survivor and founder of the Beauty Bank Jen Armstrong and migrant communities advocate Faten el Dana. Mr Aplin said now is the time to nominate an impressive woman you know. “Don’t miss out on acknowledging a remarkable woman from our community. Entries close on January 10, 2017 – so start nominating!” Minister for Women Pru Goward, said “nominations for the Awards never fail to remind us that many women are making a difference to the lives of people around them, in their communities and across NSW. They are achieving incredible things.” A ceremony announcing the 2017 winners will be held on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017 with the Hon Mike Baird, Premier of NSW. Nominations can be made online at http://www.women.nsw.gov.au.
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  • 15 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Lest we forget
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    15 weeks ago Carl Taylor
    THE SOMME. This is a place I don't want to be. But to decide on war,was not up to me. I crawl through this trench,all cold and wet. Sent here to kill men,whom I have never met. Stories of heroes,we often hear. But to tell the truth,I wish I wasn't here. Be brave,be fearless,we are told. But oh my god it's really cold. The days are short,the nights are long. And every now and then,we break into a song. I look at the sky,with a tear in my eye. Hoping today,that I will not die. We are told to fight,for King and glory. I hope one day,that i can tell my story. As I look around,what do I see. Boys of sixteen,much younger than me. All these men,so young and brave. To some,the end,will be an unmarked grave. When this war is over,I will never forget. The people I killed,with deep regret. With death and destruction all around. It is very strange,when we hear no sound. I will fight on,in the name of peace. And hope very soon,the killing will cease. One day soon,I hope to roam. Far away from,The Battle of The Somme. By Roxyanne Lineham,and Ralph McMorland Smith. RIP your sacrifices were not in vain we remember each and every day. As the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great war draws near each and every Politician in the World should commit to 100% support of all Returned Veterans, wounded in body or mind or not at all. If you send them to War then you need to support them and their families if they return less than they were or not at all.
  • 17 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    ALBURY WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL HIT TRIFECTA OF FUNDING Member for Albury, Greg Aplin visited Albury West Public School today to announce a trifecta of funding. “Albury West Public School has secured a $3,500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant to design and construct a community garden. They have also secured $3,700 under the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program to go towards Pixelated Words: Albury West Public School Digital and Oral Storytelling project. “Albury West Public School will also receive an additional $87,972 of needs-based funding, bring their 2017 total allocation up to $345,941,” Mr Aplin said. “It is worth noting that the Arts funding for Pixelated Words: Albury West Public School Digital and Oral Storytelling project will go to the Parents and Citizen’s Association Inc for workshops tailored to teachers and students to create digital stories using mobile devices. “It is great to see the commitment of our school communities and the delivery of record funding to our local schools by the NSW Government which provides improved opportunities for our students,” said Mr Aplin. “The NSW Government has committed an additional $2,695,622 additional needs-based funding to our local public schools in the Albury electorate in 2017. “Albury West is a friendly and focussed school with committed staff and hard-working P&C delivering great learning outcomes for students. I congratulate all involved in securing these competitive grants.”
  • 22 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared NSW SES Murray Region's photo.
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  • 24 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Congratulations to Myrtleford for winning the Albury wodonga football association finals
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  • 25 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared Adam Crouch MP – Member for Terrigal's post.
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  • 27 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    NSW Government seeks applications for young advisors Member for Albury, Greg Aplin is encouraging young people from the electorate to consider applying for a position on the 2017 NSW Youth Advisory Council and get involved in Government decision making. Council members are sought to represent the diversity of young people living in NSW in terms of locality and gender, Aboriginality, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Mr Aplin said that the Youth Advisory Council is one of the most effective ways for young people to be involved in Government decision making. “The Youth Advisory Council is a powerful way of ensuring the voice of young people in NSW is heard loud and clear,” Mr Aplin said. “Importantly, the insights provided by the Council helps inform the development of policies and programs that affect young people.” “Members of the Council make an important and valuable contribution to the NSW Government’s work and the way we deliver services for young people in NSW,” Minister responsible for youth John Ajaka said. One of the key roles of the Youth Advisory Council is to provide advice to the Minister responsible for Youth and the Advocate for Children and Young People. The NSW Advocate for Children and Young People Andrew Johnson said that the 12 member Council meets regularly throughout the year to monitor and evaluate policies and legislations which affect young people. “The advice of the NSW Youth Advisory Council has been instrumental in our work including the important contributions they made to the development of the first three-year whole of government Strategic Plan for Children and Young People recently launched by the NSW Government,” Mr Johnson said. Applications close at 5:00pm Friday 30 September 2016. For more information and application forms please visit the Advocate for Children and Young People’s website http://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au or by call (02) 9248 0970.
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  • 34 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    $4.8 million fund to help boost local tourism Member for Albury, Greg Aplin has today announced applications are open for a $4.8 million fund to bolster local tourism infrastructure projects across the state. Local and state government entities, Aboriginal Land Councils, non-government organisations and private operators are encouraged to apply for a share of the funds as part of the 2016-17 Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program (TDDI). “With $4.8 million on offer for tourism projects, I encourage eligible groups to apply whether it is for exhibition facilities, road upgrades or enhancements to parks or marine areas,” said Mr Aplin. “This initiative will help boost the local tourism industry and encourage economic growth in communities. I encourage all NSW tourism operators and organisations to submit their applications as soon as they can so they don’t miss out,” said Mr Aplin Projects should create and encourage visitation to a destination and fall into the categories of: Environmental – the development or enhancement of natural assets Built - such as mixed use, exhibition and sporting facilities, Transport - such as roads, rail networks, ports, airports and Enabling – Indigenous tourism development, plans and feasibility studies and programs to improve industry capability. Project funding must be matched dollar for dollar by project organisers. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres emphasised the importance of tourism infrastructure in ensuring NSW remains the number one destination in Australia. “NSW is seeing a huge increase in visitor numbers and visitor expenditure, with visitors to the state spending $31.5 billion in the year ending March 2016. Programs like the TDDI ensure that we are constantly improving the visitor experience so we can continue this phenomenal growth,” said Mr Ayres. Further information on the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program, including Guidelines and Application Process, are available on http://www.nsw.gov.au/tddi. Applications close 2pm, Tuesday 9 August 2016. All applications must be submitted using the online application form on the NSW eTendering website http://www.etendering.nsw.gov.au
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    26 weeks ago Elizabeth Lynch
    That indoor pool everyone has been talking about would certainly be great for Tourism and for the locals. We also need up-to-date information places of interest put into all accommodation establishments in town.
  • 34 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal people and culture to our diverse society said Greg Aplin, Member for Albury. This year’s theme Songlines - the living narrative of our nation celebrates the cultural beginnings of the Dreamtime that connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to country. Mr Aplin said Songlines record the travels of ancestral spirits who ‘sung’ the land into life and have been kept alive through shared sacred stories and ceremonies for tens of thousands of years. “I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to explore and celebrate how, through Songlines, people remain connected to Country,” said Mr Aplin. “The Songlines in Albury is planned for Wednesday, July 6, 2016 between 13:45 to 20:45 at Wonga Wetlands - Riverina Highway. The First Nations people used Songlines to navigate vast distances and map oceans, waterholes, rivers, birds, animals, plants and hunting grounds, with the paths recorded in traditional arts, crafts, dance, songs and stories “Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Leslie Williams said, “The NSW Government has provided funding to 200 Aboriginal Community Organisations to run events this year, almost double provided last year”. Mr Aplin said he was pleased that the Woomera Aboriginal Corporation event ‘Celebrating Woomera’s Songlines’ had received support to profile their culture and heritage during this important week. The NSW Government is committed to partnering with communities to foster pride in Aboriginal culture and heritage and NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and what it brings to our communities,” Mr Aplin said.
  • 38 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared Mike Baird's photo.
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    34 weeks ago Bev Widdison
    Oh by the way WE ARE NOT SYDNEY sir!
  • 39 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    39 weeks ago Christine Patricia Dick
    Stunning!
    39 weeks ago Mel Diffey
    Lets hope the lake looks like this again at the end of Spring as it brings alot of money to the shire!
  • 39 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Murray Local Land Services and Holbrook Landcare Group will receive over $190,000 in NSW Government Restoration and Rehabilitation grants, Member for Albury, Greg Aplin announced today. “Murray Local Land Services will receive $96,150 to enhance and increase the network of native Seed Protection Areas (SPAs) that have been established over the past 15 years in the Murray region to meet the demand for large volumes of high quality seed used in revegetation works. “The Holbrook Landcare Group will receive $98,771 to target streams in the catchment that require bank erosion repairs or prevention measures to improve the habitat for the population of endangered Southern pygmy perch like that in Mountain Creek, Woomargama,” Mr Aplin said. In all, 56 NSW community groups and government organisations will share $5.2 million in Restoration and Rehabilitation grant funding to undertake projects that protect, restore and improve the environment. “This contestable grants program aims to encourage and enable community and government organisations to protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered species and prevent or minimise future environmental damage,” Mr Aplin said. Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the 56 projects funded under this year’s round of grants were for a range of habitat and ecosystem restoration projects. “Communities have invaluable knowledge and passion for their local bushland, wildlife, heritage and ecological sustainability,” Mr Speakman said. “These grants acknowledge and support these on-ground works and together these projects form a network of environmental initiatives, making a difference.” To see the full list of recipients and project descriptions visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/restoration.htm
    Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants | NSW Environment & Heritage
    38 weeks ago Devang Upadhyay
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  • 41 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared SUIT UP for science's photo.
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    41 weeks ago SUIT UP for science
    Thanks so much for your support Greg Aplin!
  • 43 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    43 weeks ago Daniel Cassoret
    Hi Greg , Even this memory at The " Carrières Wellington" in Arras where you have been ...
  • 45 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    45 weeks ago Daniel Cassoret
    Oh yes ! what an ambitious plan . Nothing is too ambitious for the culture ... Hi from France .
  • 46 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared Mike Baird's photo.
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  • 52 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 54 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    LET’S SUPPORT OUR COUNCILS & COMMUNITIES We are four years into a process of assessing the financial strength and capacity of local councils to deliver services for residents and businesses. As you can expect, this state-wide review is one of the most difficult challenges a government can face. Importantly, the review was initiated by councils, through their representative organisation, coming to the new state government and asking for assistance in restructuring. The question for NSW is: how can we ensure that councils deliver essential services to residents into the future without unaffordable rate rises? Last year the process started to heat up and I arranged for local council general managers and mayors to have private meetings with the Local Government Minister, Paul Toole, in Sydney. Our councils here have put in long hours of work and research, for which we can all be grateful. However, it came as a shock to me, as well as to several general managers and mayors, when the government released its proposals which included, most controversially, splitting Jerilderie Shire, merging Lockhart into Urana and Corowa Shires and amalgamating Tumbarumba and Tumut Shires – a move initiated by Tumut Shire Council but which Tumbarumba shuns. These came without warning and, certainly in the case of Tumbarumba Shire, outside the guidelines of the Fit for the Future program. I have been through the reports and am not impressed by sections of the analysis on which some merger proposals are based. I have been engaged in ongoing meetings with councillors, general managers and community members, confronting these unheralded moves. I have taken local views direct to the Minister in Sydney and I am awaiting answers on a number of key concerns. I have addressed public meetings held in Jerilderie (12 January), Tumbarumba (19 January), Corowa (20 January) and Urana 28 January), where I was encouraged to see so many in attendance. I understand the strong feelings and the uncertainty. The Minister appointed delegates to manage the public inquiries and feedback stages of the process. I also have attended the public inquiry sessions with the delegates at Corowa and Urana on 4 February, Jerilderie on 10 February and Tumbarumba on the 11th. What now? Written submissions close on 28 February. Councils are talking to each other, and are investigating opportunities for beneficial mergers. The government is offering huge financial and other incentives to amalgamations which offer savings and enhanced service delivery to residents. My position is this: I support Tumbarumba Shire and its proposal to stand alone. It meets all the tests of fitness! I support Corowa Shire and Urana Shire in their merger. These councils got onto the front foot early and residents deserve to reap the benefits. I support Jerilderie Shire and its proposal to merge in whole with Murrumbidgee Shire. Jerilderie must NOT be split! The work continues. Please get motivated and join me and your councils in taking local views to Sydney.
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    10 weeks ago Cheriel Tidd 1
    'Fit for future ' Corowa residents are not feeling their voices are being heard
    41 weeks ago Bev Widdison
    Well all your smarmy talk came to nothing... It seems we were fools to believe all that we were told. Being a successful Shire means nothing does it. What a dead loss the Lib/Nats are. Two faced right to the end!
    53 weeks ago Colleen Keenan 1
    in Chat conversation start Fri 17:59 Is it true that you voted to gag the debate on the forced Council amalgamations in Parliament on Tuesday? If so, how does that relate to your post below and in particular to your speech in Tumbarumba last week? Very disappointed especially after hearing you speak so firmly in support of the Shire. Where exactly do you stand in relation to the forced merger between Tumbarumba and Tumut? As our State representative, please let us know your current position on the mattter.
    53 weeks ago Colleen Keenan
    Thank you for standing with Tumbarumba Shire!
    53 weeks ago Julie Giddings McDonnell
    We thank you for your support Greg i hope you can pull out the big stops and get Toole and Baird to look at all the facts and leave Tumbarumba the best performing rural shire in NSW as a catalyst to show how small councils can run efficiently and get things done.
    53 weeks ago Ian Chaffey
    Ian chaffey Thanks Greg it great to have your support it will not be easy to achieve the outcome the community want but I am sure it wont be for lack of focus and commitment
    53 weeks ago Sophia Ingram
    Let's try to keep our local school bus run to keep families in the country to support our local small schools & communities
    54 weeks ago Ursula O'Brien
    If you support us we will support you,will keep fighting, until the end. hope you will continue with us. Stand alone is the only option.
    54 weeks ago Heather O'Neill 2
    Watching your progress from Kiama where we are fighting very hard. Our community is very determined. Sharing any information that clarifies what this is all about is terrific. Fight hard.
    54 weeks ago Stephen Lomas 2
    Thanx for your support of Tumbarumba Greg. Please keep up the pressure & advise when you need us to show up at Macquarie Street. We can supply the burning effigies!
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    54 weeks ago Edward Sage
    Well I'll be .... damned!!!
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    55 weeks ago Garry McGoo
    Greg i hope you are following Save Tumbarumba Shire site that say's it all
    56 weeks ago Daniel Cassoret
    Hi Greg Aplin I very often thinking of you during the célébration of the Anzac Day
    54 weeks ago KayGarry Wilson
    Garry Wilson Mr Aplin,when you walk Tumba Trek on Sat 13 will you stride out with confidence amongst the people who have supported you,or will you continue to show indifference to the residents of Tumbarumba Shire The proposed amalgamation is is socially and financially flawed,and with respect,it is time you acknowledged and acted on the destructive nature of the "No Forced Amalgamation" I am happy to discuss with you along the Tumba Trek.
    56 weeks ago Lynette Wilesmith
    mr aplin as you are the miinister for tumbarumbai am asking you to back tumbarumba councils stand not to merge with tumut ,this would be the end of our town as we know it ,we will end up like batlow and adelong ,with no representation or care ,as tumut council has shownyo these 2 towns .please listen to the people who have elected
    56 weeks ago Daniel Cassoret
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  • 61 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a safe Summer season right across the electorate of Albury and wherever your travels and adventures might take you. Greg and Jill Aplin
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    61 weeks ago Don Cox
    Merry Christmas Greg & Jill.
    61 weeks ago Patti Bulluss 1
    Merry Christmas to you and the family
    61 weeks ago Mel Wilke 1
    Merry Christmas!
    61 weeks ago Nathanael Spännäri 1
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
  • 61 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    PLAN AHEAD BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS Albury electorate residents are being encouraged to plan ahead to ensure they get all of their government transactions out of the way before heading on holidays. Member for Albury, Greg Aplin said hundreds of services and transactions were available through the Service NSW one-stop shop network. “Service NSW has redefined what service delivery looks like for government, providing access to transactions from multiple agencies under the one roof,” Mr Aplin said. “With the festive season fast approaching now is the time for customers to check their demerit points, top up their E-Toll accounts, renew vehicle or vessel registration, apply for a fishing permit or purchase a National Park Pass. “Customers need only to travel to one location to access counter services from up to 40 different agencies including Births Deaths and Marriages, Fair Trading, Family and Community Services, State Debt Recovery Office, and many more. “Carrying out multiple transactions in one place saves everyone time, hassle and money which is always helpful, particularly in the lead up to the Christmas holiday period.” Live waiting times for each service centre are listed on the Service NSW website, allowing customers to plan ahead and avoid busy peak periods. Mr Aplin said hundreds of services were also available 24/7 via the Service NSW mobile app, through the website http://www.service.nsw.gov.au, or by phoning 13 77 88. “Using the Service NSW mobile app, customers can check their demerit points, pay a fine, check their vehicle registration and set a registration calendar reminder,” he said. Service NSW will operate special trading hours over the festive period: · Christmas Eve, 24 December – closing at 5pm · Christmas Day, 25 December – CLOSED · Boxing Day, 26 December – CLOSED · Public holiday, 28 December – CLOSED · Public service holiday, 29 December – CLOSED · New Year’s Eve, 31 December – closing at 5pm · New Year’s Day, 1 January 2016 - CLOSED Normal trading hours will resume from 2 January, 2016. For online transactions, further information, or to locate your nearest service centre or digital store visit the Service NSW website, download the app, or call 13 77 88.
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  • 62 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 64 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    $499,875 FOR COMMUNITY DRIVEN BUSH CONNECT PROJECT HOLBROOK LANDCARE Member for Albury, Greg Aplin has welcomed a $499,875 NSW Government Bush Connect grant to start a decade long conservation project. Sixteen long-term Great Eastern Ranges corridor environmental projects have been given a share of over $7.5 million in NSW Environmental Trust grants. Mr Aplin said the grant would help the Holbrook Landcare Group to implement long-term environmental solutions in the electorate “The Holbrook Landcare Group’s Slopes to Summit (S2S) Bush Connect Project aims to target two high priority fragmented landscapes in the Holbrook region. Key actions will include the strengthening of existing roadways, creek lines and glideways (for the threatened Squirrel glider), revegetation and fencing works to build new corridors, community awareness activities, and a pilot program engaging the community in managing isolated Travelling Stock Reserves for biodiversity values. “Slopes to Summit (S2S) is an established connectivity conservation group based in the NSW SW Slopes, with a focus on strengthening landscape connectivity for endangered box woodland species. The project will be managed by Holbrook Landcare Network, and guided by scientific input from research partners.” Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the Bush Connect grants provide funding of between $250,000 and $500,000 each, for the first six years of the projects. “The 16 projects will span the Great Eastern Ranges, from the north of the state to the southern border.” “This program is designed to encourage partnerships between community environment groups or networks, farmers and non-government organisations to complete important environmental work,” Mr Aplin said. The grant program requires projects to run for a minimum of 10 years. The Environmental Trust and the applicant will jointly fund up to 80 per cent of the total project cost for the first six years. The applicant will contribute the remaining 20 per cent over the remaining four years. To see a full list of recipients and project descriptions, visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/2015-bush-connect.htm.
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    44 weeks ago Better State Environments
    Sam Niedra from Better State Environments was delighted to have helped Holbrook Landcare Network to secure this funding.
  • 64 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Tim Levesque. I have known and worked with Tim over many years, during his period with the Muwala Waterski Club and the SS&A Club. Tim has been a high achiever in the Club Industry and within the local community. My deepest sympathies go to Tim’s wife and children, his family and work colleagues. He will be greatly missed across our whole community.
  • 65 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared Mike Baird's photo.
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