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  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Send a man to a shed! These are great places to hang about, get things done, share life. Holbrook, Henty, The Rock, Thurgoona, Oaklands, Lockhart, Culcairn ... look 'em up and check 'em out. #men'sshed #mentalhealth
    Send a man to a shed! These are great places to hang about, get things
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    MONEY FOR FLAGSHIP EVENTS Event organisers across rural and regional NSW holding events between January and June 2019, are encouraged to apply for the NSW Government’s Flagship Event Fund, which opened today. Events can apply for an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to help market and promote their event to visitors outside of their local area. Applications for Round One of the 2019 Flagship Event Fund close on Monday 8 October 2018. To lodge an application, visit http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep. Round Two applications for events held between July and December 2019 will open in February next year. This region was successful in securing $20,000 for this year’s Write Around The Murray in the last round of funding. So have a go! Adam Marshall MP Tourism NSW Greater Hume Council Snowy Valleys Council AlburyCity Federation Council
    MONEY FOR FLAGSHIP EVENTSEvent organisers across rural and regional N
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    FREE HEAVY VEHICLE REGO AND FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR FARMERS Farmers in regional NSW will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after the NSW Government changed the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro made the announcement today and said the changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. “We don’t want to see anyone pay more than they should for essential costs such as vehicle registration, especially farmers in regional NSW who are doing it tough right now,” Mr Barilaro said. “In a boost for farmers, the NSW Government will provide partial refunds on previous heavy vehicles registration charges going back over three years, saving primary producers an average of $2,094. “Farmers will also receive free registration over the next two years for their heavy vehicles. “Governments don’t always have the answers but when we see a good solution we have a responsibility to act, and that is exactly what we have done here,” he said. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said these changes come at a crucial time for farmers in regional NSW, and compliment the NSW Government’s more than $1 billion in drought support, which includes waiving class one agricultural vehicle registration costs. “In recognition of what they do and what they go through, we have always given our farmers a 55 per cent reduction in their registration expenses, saving them an average of $1259 per heavy vehicle.” Mrs Pavey said. “It had come to my attention that these farmers were eligible for an even greater discount. The response was simple, let’s give the money back. “Further to the refund announced, and as a result of the drought conditions, primary producers will also receive a registration rebate on their heavy vehicles for the next two years. “I recognise that for farmers struggling right now the refunds will be important to give them some cash flow. Many are feeding stock and water is becoming more expensive, with freight costs quickly piling up. “We know what farmers really need is rain, but this initiative goes that little bit further to ease the situation they find themselves in,” she said. The registration rebate will apply to all renewals from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020. For producers who register their vehicles between 1 July and 1 November this year, the amount will be refunded. Farmers will still have to pay for Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, personalised plates and relevant vehicle checks, for the safety of all road users. Affected customers will be contacted by Roads and Maritime Services from 1 November with the refund amounts. Further information is available at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/primary-producer-hv-rego
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    Excuuuuuuuse me....was it not part of the drought package a few months ago? So now you take what you gave to farmers for a drought relief package and then change it, take it and say "oh sorry we jipped you for decades, here have free rego for 2 yrs!", pinch it from the drought package to cover your backsides!!!!!!!!!!!!! How stupid do you think we are?
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Have you got your fire plan ready? As the bushfire season officially begins, with more than a third of the state now entering the ‘Bushfire Danger Period’, we all have to get prepared. I’d like to let you know that the NSW Government was has taken delivery of a great resource: Large Air Tanker (LAT) ‘Boomer’. The NSW Government continues to ensure our devoted firefighters have the best support possible so they can continue to do what they do best – help protect our community. ‘Boomer’ can dump more than 11,300 litres of water or fire retardant at a time, and will be used for direct attacks on both bush and grass fires, creating containment lines, and providing urban interface protection. NSW Rural Fire Service #BushFireSurvivalPlan
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    with fire fighting additives supplied by Phos-Chek based in Lavington http://phos-chek.com.au
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Another instalment of my video newsletter. This time I take you through some of the projects the NSW Government is financially supporting in Holbrook, Henty and Culcairn. It's amazing to be part of this push to get government money out into regional NSW. It will only take a minute of your time to just have a quick look at the work being done! Greater Hume Council Holbrook, New South Wales Henty, New South Wales Culcairn, New South Wales Tourism Australia Tourism NSW
    HOLBROOK, HENTY, CULCAIRN
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Let's all get behind this!
    Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    We've been putting money into major local projects, working with councils and other organisations, to 'up' the standards of infrastructure such as Albury Airport and Albury Racecourse. This work can support everyone working in tourism and hospitality as well as keeping Albury such a great place to live. Take a look at this short video -- only take a minute!
    ALBURY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS
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    ......indoor aquatic centre...just saying
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    Most impressive! 👏👏👏👏👏
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Applications are now open for up to $10,000 to support our local festivals and events and I encourage all eligible community organisations to apply. The NSW Government is investing more money into multicultural festivals and events that celebrate our local communities and bring us together. One of the best ways to celebrate our diversity, experience new cultures and forge new connections is to attend the many festivals and events held in our local community. Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams launched the enhanced Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program. “We are injecting an additional $290,000 in grants funding to support multicultural communities thrive and to ensure every person in NSW can fully participate in our society. “Last financial year, we supported more than 160 unique multicultural festivals, projects and events in our State.” Multicultural NSW event grants have previously supported community Harmony Day celebrations, art, music and film festivals, and sporting events. Celebrating Diversity event grants are now open and will close 5pm Friday, 28 September 2018. AlburyCity Federation Council Snowy Valleys Council Greater Hume Council Tourism NSW
    Applications are now open for up to $10,000 to support our local festi
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Another instalment of my video newsletter. This time I've put together a look at what the NSW Government has been building in the famous wine and timber town of Tumbarumba and region. Hope you enjoy the tour! Snowy Valleys Council #railtrail
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    And today, $1.14 million from NSW Gov for safety improvements on dangerous section of Courabyra Road at Dunbritton Road, TUMBARUMBA.
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    On 19 August I was at the GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ALBURY & DISTRICT to help open ovens and catering equipment acquired with support from the NSW Government with a grant of almost $20,000. Ovens, fuelled by fire, call to mind the realm of Hades -- the Ancient Greek god of the Underworld, ruling his realm with his faithful dog Cerberus by his side. Cerberus was just like any ordinary dog – except that he had three heads. I wish you all the very best of health and happiness, and for years of community events and celebrations set around these wonderful ovens. [PIC: with George, Tess and hot chips] Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia - NSW & ACT @greekorthodoxcommunityofAlburyandDistrict Greek Orthodox Community of NSW
    On 19 August I was at the GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ALBURY & DISTRIC
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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    ALBURY AIRPORT TERMINAL UPGRADE COMPLETED The Special Minister for State, Planning and House, the Hon Anthony Roberts, Member for Albury, Greg Aplin and Albury City Mayor, Kevin Mack today announced the completion of the $5.7 million upgrade of the Albury Airport Terminal. Minister Roberts officially opened the new terminal at a ceremony at the airport this morning. “For all those visitors who fly into Albury, the airport terminal is their first experience of the town, which is why it’s so important to make a strong first impression,” Mr Roberts said. “I have been travelling to Albury for years and this latest upgrade is first class. “The Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure Program has committed more than $79 million in funding to 31 projects that attract tourist and visitors to our regional towns and cities,” he said. Of the total $5.7 million committed to the upgrade, $3.29 million was delivered through the NSW Government Restart NSW and $2.41 million from Albury City Council who also managed the project. Albury has one of the main airports in the Murray region, and this upgrade will ensure it can continue to attract visitors and be the key link to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for the 180,000 people in region. I would like to congratulate Albury City Council staff and contract managers for the excellent work in achieving this vital infrastructure upgrade and the Councils $2.41 million contribution to this important project.
    ALBURY AIRPORT TERMINAL UPGRADE COMPLETEDThe Special Minister for St
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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    11 NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR THE MURRAY RIVER, MURRUMBIDGEE AND RIVERINA DISTRICTS The Southern Police Districts will see 11 new officers patrolling the streets and attending to incidents, following last Friday’s Police attestation parade of Class 334. The 11 new probationary constables will soon begin duties at the Murray River (1), Murrumbidgee (2) and Riverina Police Area Commands (8), where they will embark on their new policing career. Community safety is of paramount importance and I am absolutely thrilled to welcome the new probationary constables to these southern communities. Becoming a sworn police officer is a tremendous honour. The mere presence of a blue uniform puts our minds at ease, however it also comes with enormous challenges. As a community, we turn to the police in our worst hour and expect them to stand in harm’s way to prevent and disrupt criminal activity. The Minister for Police Troy Grant said the Liberals & Nationals Government committed to increasing the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to a record 16,795 over this term, and we have achieved that and more.
    11 NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR THE MURRAY RIVER, MURRUMBIDGEE AND RIVERINA
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    NEW ART GALLERY – AND BOOK - FOR WIRRAMINNA I was at the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre in Burrumbuttock today to launch a new book on the history of the Centre - The Wirraminna Story - and to announce that the Centre will be refurbished to create a dedicated art gallery and new teaching spaces thanks to a $62,000 NSW Government grant through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program. The Centre’s upgrade would include exhibition spaces, display panels and lighting, and interactive audio-visual equipment. This will help the Centre deliver innovative learning experiences for schools and community groups. The project is the first stage of a new vision for the Centre and will be followed by outdoor exhibition galleries to be installed in 2020. Paul Toole MP Wirramina Environmental Education Centre
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    Wow! How exciting for our rural community.
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Short-term holiday letting will have tougher but fairer regulation from 2019, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the industry yesterday. The aim is for the short-term holiday letting reforms to bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win. It acknowledges the huge financial contribution online booking platforms make to the NSW economy, but also takes a zero-tolerance approach to raucous guests. NSW Fair Trading and industry stakeholders are developing a new Code of Conduct to manage noise levels and disruptive behaviour. The mandatory Code will come into force next year, and will apply to online accommodation platforms, letting agents, hosts and guests across the State. Under our ‘two strikes and you’re out’ policy, hosts or guests who commit two serious breaches of the Code within two years will be banned for five years, and be listed on an exclusion register. For more information on short-term holiday letting go to http://www.fairtrading.com.au
    Short-term holiday letting will have tougher but fairer regulation fro
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Fantastic, thank you for your efforts Greg Aplin, the community is very grateful.
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    Great outcome for all users. Well done team 👏👏
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    Great work Greg!
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    HYDROTHERAPY POOL REPAIRS FUNDED BY NSW Over the weekend I was pleased to announce the NSW Government will step up and fund the hydrotherapy pool repairs for Albury Wodonga Health (AWH). I have had the opportunity during the first week back in Parliament to raise public concerns relating to the hydrotherapy pool closure at AWH with the NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. I am pleased to advise that Minister Hazzard has approved my request for urgent funding to cover all costs associated with the repairs for the hydrotherapy pool at AWH as a special one-off payment. Although AWH receive annual agreed funding contributions from the NSW Government for the day to day operation of their services, including maintenance, the community’s concerns have been heard and acted on. AWH provided an outline of their estimate costs of $80,000 this week which allowed my colleague, Bill Tilley and me to move forward to resolve the matter. Mr Tilley raised the matter in the Victorian Parliament, directing his comments to the Victorian Labor Minister for Health and is awaiting a response. When I discussed the matter with Minister Hazzard he expressed his disappointment that the facility had ceased operating, the time taken to advise affected clients and the overall impact the closure has had on patients and community groups. The NSW Health Minister agreed a speedy resolution was required and approved the commitment for funding within days. Again, the NSW Coalition Government is happy to step up to ensure residents in need of this facility are not left stranded. The money’s there – now, back to AWH to get it done. #Alburyhydrotherapypool The Border Mail
    HYDROTHERAPY POOL REPAIRS FUNDED BY NSWOver the weekend I was please
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Another instalment of my video newsletter. This time I've taken a look at NSW Government projects underway in Corowa. Did you know Corowa has just celebrated the 125 year anniversary of the Federation Conference? A place of great historical importance! Federation Council Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Corowa RSL Club Corowa Golf Club Corowa Caravan Park Corowa, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP Tourism Australia Tourism NSW TAFE NSW
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    I am currently studying at TAFE COROWA
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    The TAFE is excellent.
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    We were in Echuca this weekend. So much advancement there why not here?
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Holding the State of Origin belt buckle following a Q & A with the Blues State of Origin Coach Brad Fittler, Blues Captain Boyd Cordner and NSW Women’s State of Origin Captain Maddie Studdon in Parliament House today, hosted by the Premier.
    Holding the State of Origin belt buckle following a Q & A with the Blu
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    On Friday I was at Xavier High School where I attended a tea ceremony put on by students visiting from Xavier’s sister schools in China. A couple of school principals were supervising the children on their visit to Australia. It was a wonderful ceremony and great to see the students from Xavier and Nanping Number 1 High School and Jianjin Middle School getting to know our region and to build lasting happy experiences they will take home with them. Xavierhighschool
    On Friday I was at Xavier High School where I attended a tea ceremony
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    When former gladiator, Russell Crowe, pronounced: “I have respect for beer”, he set the bar high. The good news is the Great Australian Beer Festival is back in Albury for a second sitting. I welcomed Festival Directors Kieren Blood and Michael Ward of Australian Beer Ambassadors in Albury on 31 July. The NSW Government is pleased to support this Festival financially and sees benefits in tourism and inspiration flowing through the region from events such as this. The Festival takes place on 1 December 2018. Great Australian Beer Festival Albury Adam Marshall MP
    When former gladiator, Russell Crowe, pronounced: “I have respect fo
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    In Bathurst today with the Premier and other regional MPs (including Scot MacDonald MLC, pictured) at the launch in Bathurst of the government's 20-year Vision for Regional NSW. First thing to come out of today is a $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package, taking the NSW Liberals & Nationals total drought support to more than $1 billion. The major feature of the Emergency Relief Package is approximately $190 million for the introduction of Drought Transport Subsidies. The subsidies will be able to cover up to 50 per cent of the full cost of transporting fodder, water for stock and livestock to pasture, slaughter or sale. The NSW Government will offer a transport subsidy of up to $20,000 per farm business. The relief measure will also be back-dated so farmers can access additional subsidies for freight expenses incurred since January 1, 2018. For more info go to http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au #droughtrelief
    In Bathurst today with the Premier and other regional MPs (including S
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    Emergency. You Goose it was needed 5months ago
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    So from what I just read your panel of "experts" will be reporting most of our farmers for animal cruelty due to this drought and many of their inability to feed them due to drought.... I hope that the drought is taken into effect in these case GA..... I'm glad they are getting some help and relief but I still think the government could do more in donations rather than subsidies for food and water and transport. Look in your electorate we have a fantastic team of truckies that are attempting to help deliver food and supplies but need donations, given NSW government is in profit a donation would sit much better with the community
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    Thank God!
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    thank Goodness you guys are finally talking about it and doing something . We need help for out farmers now
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    That left shoulder looks very sore Greg.🙁
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At the Mercy Hospital Campus today with Christine Arnold, Mercy operations manager, and Russel Sheppard, Albury Wodonga Health’s director of infrastructure, to go through plans for the Brain & Mind Centre, currently being developed and fully funded for Albury by the NSW Government. With the approval of the DA last night we are looking to start building works. We hope to have this incredible facility up and running around July next year. After that comes the rebuild of Albury’s other mental health facility, Nolan House, which is currently undergoing design and planning, following funding from the NSW Budget in June. Albury Wodonga Health NSW Health
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    For more information, take a look at the PRIME7 border news report from 24 July 2018. Great to get the word out there!
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    CONNECTED LEARNING CENTRE TRIPLES NUMBER OF COURSES AVAILABLE IN COROWA I just had a walk through the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC), which is nearing completion. This facility will more than triple the number of courses available to local students compared to the existing TAFE campus. Enrolments are open now. I’m particularly excited because this is the first time courses such as the Statement of Attainment in Drone Essentials, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma in Business Administration will be available to students in Corowa. Virtual reality and classrooms unlike anything you've seen before. Importantly, these expanded course offerings – with the promise of more to come in the future– reduce the need for students to travel, so our young people can stay here in the local community. Corowa, New South Wales Corowa Tafe Riverina Institute of TAFE Adam Marshall MP
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  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    LOST FOR HOLIDAY INSPIRATION? The ‘Discover More’ Road Trips program, developed by NSW tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, promotes 15 multi-stop drive itineraries taking visitors through more than 150 regional NSW towns. Our region has such an incredible story to tell and we want to invest in initiatives that inspire more visitors to experience our region first-hand. This new program will do just that. The Mighty Murray River Drive commences in Albury. Take a look at http://www.visitnsw.com/roadtrips Albury, New South Wales, Australia Tourism NSW Adam Marshall MP
    LOST FOR HOLIDAY INSPIRATION?The ‘Discover More’ Road Trips progr
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    We’ll need this in late Pctober!
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