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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Best wishes to Corowa’s Federation Cinema for its first screening today. Glad to see $585,000 funding for this tremendous facility from NSW Government Stronger Communities Grant Fund. And congratulations to all involved in developing the new RSL Park Playspace for pre-schoolers, funded by Corowa RSL Club, the federal government and with $115,451 from the same NSW Government Stronger Communities Grant Fund. Next year it’s the TAFE’s turn with $3.7 m in NSW funding for a new Connected Learning Centre, a $40,790 grant to Corowa District Landcare to help protect Corowa’s wetlands, and a grant to Corowa Federation Museum. Merry Christmas to all in Corowa! #StrongerCommunitesGrantFund #Corowa TAFE Riverina PIC: with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at Corowa TAFE, November
    Best wishes to Corowa’s Federation Cinema for its first screening to
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful year ahead. (This is not my home. Amazing Christmas lights all around Lavington this year.)
    Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful year ahead. (Th
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Other NSW 2017 Community Building Partnership Grants will be going to City of Albury RSL sub-branch, represented here by committee member Graham Docksey ($37,925 for urgent replacement of roof and guttering at ANZAC House to address leaks and install insulation); Howlong Country Golf Club ($19,040 to renovate and level 2 croquet courts and develop a third court); Henty Community Club ($20,000 for a shelter), and Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service ($25,000 to purchase a vehicle). And many more! All worthy community projects which I am pleased to assist to access funding. Howlong Golf Resort Henty Holbrook, New South Wales; also pictured is Barb Chenoweth of Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre
    Other NSW 2017 Community Building Partnership Grants will be going to
    4 weeks ago Scott Jensen
    Great work Greg 👍🏼
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre with some local equestrian enthusiasts and Julia Lockwood of Zone 20 Pony Club (left) and Centre Coordinator Barb Chenoweth, to announce $300,000 in Community Building Partnership Grants from the NSW Government. Zone 20 will receive $10,200 for a dressage trailer, while AW Equestrian Centre will receive $20,000 to irrigate a particularly dusty and hard-surfaced sports arena (pictured). Waves of dust rolled across the assembled media and guests! Great enthusiasm. AlburyCity Horseriding #Zone20PonyClub #communitybuildingpartnershipprogram
    At Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre with some local equestrian enthusi
    4 weeks ago Elissa Koch
    Well done to awea and to barb for driving this project. Thank you to greg aplin for your ongoing support of this amazing facility.
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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Today I congratulated three local apprentices who were selected to receive a $15,000 Bert Evans Scholarship from the NSW Government to support their vocational education and training. The scholarships, worth $5000 a year for three years, would help painter and decorator Carter Webb, carpenter Damien Bell and engineer Michael Quino (pictured) overcome financial challenges on the way to completing their apprentice training. Well done to you all! John Barilaro #skillsnsw
    Today I congratulated three local apprentices who were selected to rec
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    It takes a lot of time, effort and, let's face it, money to rebuild a state's infrastructure once it's been let go. It's easy to pick out an item in isolation and say 'that's too much to spend on that', until you look at the figures and see how much planning (and money) is going into our NSW hospitals, schools and roads as well.
    It takes a lot of time, effort and, let's face it, money to rebuild a
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Out at Albury TAFE for awards day. The 2017 Albury Campus Apprentice of the Year Award went to Alexandra Russell – a fun, happy, passionate perfectionist with excellent attention to detail, and high standards. She has fantastic communication skills and makes all clients feel welcome and special. Alex has great technical skills and is outstanding at creating new designs in haircutting on ladies. Alex works as a senior apprentice in her salon at essential hair in Finley. She has outstanding clientele for the level she is at in her apprenticeship and also has repeat clients at TAFE. Alex receives a special certificate, trophy for Apprentice of the Year and her name engraved on the Mac Green Perpetual Shield. Congratulations Alex and all the students graduating from TAFE! Tafe NSW Riverina Institute Adam Marshall MP
    Out at Albury TAFE for awards day. The 2017 Albury Campus Apprentice o
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    THANK YOU Last week we had the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, and the state’s Ministers here for a Community Cabinet session. They saw a lot over 2-3 days and I would like to publicly thank many for their hospitality and time. I thank the kids of New City Cricket Club, the school principals who met with the Education Minister Rob Stokes – and particularly staff and students of James Fallon High School; management, staff and those in aged care at Culcairn hospital (MPS); staff at CorowaTAFE (and the English language students); Corowa Whisky and Chocolate. Returning to Albury, I express my appreciation and thanks to management and staff of Albury Wodonga Health – especially those working in mental health – and the Sisters of Mercy; Bob and the IGA store owners; management and staff of Public House Albury, the Commercial Club Albury, and a host of local restaurants and cafes along Dean St; the Atura Albury. All who attended the community morning tea, representing so many volunteer organisations as well as essential services such as police, NSW SES Albury Unit, paramedics, fire and councils. And to those who took a moment off from their hard work to show the Premier and Ministers around: the road gang putting in safety railings on the Riverina Highway; workers at Spitwater Cleaning & Heating Equipment and Regional Connect / Ettamogah Rail Hub; staff at Albury Racing Club, ending with airport staff who are getting on with their jobs midst major redevelopment. Finally, thanks also to the Border Mail and local media reporters who kept up a valuable commentary and who asked the tough questions. Murrumbidgee Local Health District - MLHD
    THANK YOULast week we had the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, and
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    6 weeks ago Stephen John Kerr
    Fund the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW beyond June 2018. Gladys you are a servant of the people. Stand by me. Advocacy matters.
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Day 3 of the Albury tour by NSW Cabinet Ministers: Everyone's gone home except for Night Watchman, Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres, who was here on friday morning to encourage parents of school children resident in New South Wales to take advantage of the $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs, commencing 31 January 2018. Every child (4.5 - 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at NSWTAFE. There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school and resident in NSW using the voucher to pay fees for a sport organisation that is also registered in NSW. The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for structured activities of no less than eight weeks’ duration that provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical activity. Thanks to cricketers from New City Cricket Club for assisting on a stormy day in Albury! Sport NSW Office of Sport Cricket NSW ACTIVEkids
    Day 3 of the Albury tour by NSW Cabinet Ministers: Everyone's gone hom
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant and I were out at the NSW SES Albury Unit to officially present the Albury Unit with a new emergency response vehicle. Premier Berejiklian said it was a pleasure to handover a new Light Storm Vehicle to the hardworking SES volunteers in Albury. “This Government is proud to support the NSW SES and its volunteers with this $179,000 emergency response vehicle as part of a five year $46 million Operational Fleet funding project,” Ms Berejiklian said. I thanked the Albury Unit and its 35 volunteers who, in the last 12 months, have responded to more than 70 emergency tasks. Keeping Albury safe! Good on you! NSW SES NSW Rural Fire Service
    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Day 2 of NSW Cabinet visit to Albury: Down at the Hume Weir to officially open the 2nd and final stage of the mammoth $11 million reconstruction of the Riverina Highway to the border. This is the furiously difficult and challenging section which some people thought would be too hard, too costly, too unlikely. Well, we got the money, did the planning and built a much safer road – finishing 7 months ahead of schedule! Grateful thanks to the Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and all the workers at NSW Roads. And all done in time for the peak tourism season too!
    Day 2 of NSW Cabinet visit to Albury: Down at the Hume Weir to officia
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Politics at the pub with Gladys Berejiklian
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  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Next on this whistle-stop tour around the Albury Electorate, we went to the Ettamogah Rail Hub where NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the Hub had been shortlisted for funding under the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Rail infrastructure program. Cameron Jackson (green shirt) explained that the Hub is looking for support to extend the rail siding by 3500 metres to accommodate an 1800 metre train – reducing costs for producers and consumers. Seriously good project with obvious economic benefits not just locally but for the state. #ettamogahrailhub #alburycitycouncil
    Next on this whistle-stop tour around the Albury Electorate, we went t
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Next stop on Wednesday was Corowa, where the TAFE is getting a new Connected Learning Centre ($3.7 million). As Premier Gladys Berejiklian noted, this type of purpose-built education facility will encourage people to study in Corowa and will support businesses which wish to develop in the town or area. We met TAFE graduate Georgia Reeves, who won the 2017 'Golden Stencil' AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Adam Marshall, Assistant Minister for Skills was on hand for the announcement that construction of the new facility would commence early 2018. Corowa, New South Wales Corowa Tafe Woolclassers' Association of Australia Adam Marshall MP
    Next stop on Wednesday was Corowa, where the TAFE is getting a new Con
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Start of the Premier's visit to the Albury region. First stop was Culcairn MPS, where Premier Gladys Berejiklian planted a tree in the courtyard of the massive new development of this important regional hospital facility (Multipurpose Service). Work continues on the next stage of this project for the people of Culcairn! Completion next year. Murrumbidgee Local Health District - MLHD Gladys Berejiklian NSW Health
    Start of the Premier's visit to the Albury region. First stop was Culc
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    YOUR LAST TEXT – IS IT WORTH DYING FOR? The NSW Government has joined forces with high rating broadcaster Ray Hadley in the latest campaign against mobile phone use. The latest figures show mobile phone distraction is a real problem with nearly 39,000 people charged last year for using their mobile phone while driving. This campaign, spearheaded by Ray Hadley who is a passionate road safety advocate, asks the question – Your Last Text – Is it worth dying for? Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said Mr Hadley was an obvious choice to help lead this campaign. He highlights the dangers of illegal mobile phone use while driving on his program. “People aged between 25 and 34 are the worst mobile phone offenders, with 13,790 people in that age group charged last year with breaching the state’s mobile phone laws,” Mrs Pavey said. “People aged 65 and over had the lowest offending rates, while those aged 18-20 had the second lowest offending with just 1,097 people charged last year.” Mrs Pavey said the campaign aimed to highlight, that inconsequential text messages that could have waited, were not worth dying for. “We need to get the message out that using a mobile phone while driving is profoundly dangerous.” “Taking your eyes off the road to look at your mobile phone for just two seconds, you are travelling 33 metres blind, while texting while driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times.” This latest initiative is a continuation of the highly successful Get Your Hand Off It campaign launched in 2013. The NSW Government also has partnered with the Sydney Swans in a mobile phone distraction campaign – Out of Sight Out of Mind. Current penalties for illegal mobile phone use while driving are a $330 fine and the loss of four demerit points.
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At Parliament House on 21 November for a display of the State’s agricultural products and BBQ attended by farmers and the Minister for Primary Industries. The Chair of Local Lands Services, along with local farmers Bryan and Lucinda Corrigan, also attended the presentation. The Minister said: “Through the Department of Primary Industries, we boast more than 600 scientific staff, 13,000 hectares of trial farms, 500 active research and development projects combined with an impressive extension network through Local Land Services. We are also ranked in the top one per-cent of organisations worldwide in the fields of agricultural science and plant and animal science.” #AgDay
    At Parliament House on 21 November for a display of the State’s agri
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Murray High School continues to add amazing elements to its Anzac Memorial Garden. On Monday 13 November, at a small ceremony, we cut a ribbon to open the garden. With me are Mark Dando, President of the Albury Sub-branch of the RSL, and School Captain Ronan Smith. Anzac biscuits and poppy seed cakes followed the ceremony at a very welcoming morning tea. Lest we forget. RSL New South Wales Murray High School David Elliott #Veterans' Affairs (NSW Office)
    Murray High School continues to add amazing elements to its Anzac Memo
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    The NSW Government spends approximately $210 million on palliative care each year. Now we have committed an additional $100 million over four years to improve palliative care services across NSW, with $17.4 million to be spent in 2017 – 2018. This is important stuff! NSW Health Brad Hazzard Palliative Care Australia
    The NSW Government spends approximately $210 million on palliative car
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    11th November is Remembrance Day, when we honour the memory of those who have died, or suffered for Australia’s cause, in all wars and armed conflicts. Lest we forget.
    11th November is Remembrance Day, when we honour the memory of those w
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Under the stars at Albury Show 2017. Country life. Albury Show AlburyCity Tourism NSW
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Not something you see every day ... a cowboy singing a song on top of his Brahman bull (aka Jigsaw). Even the bull was wearing a cowboy hat. A show-stopping performance by Lachie Cossor at the Albury Show with his Outback Stockman troupe. No bull? Plenty of protein. Nice singing voice too (Lachie, not Jigsaw). Make a date to get to the Albury Show in 2018! AlburyCity John Barilaro #LachieCossor
    Not something you see every day ... a cowboy singing a song on top of
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    What a tournament! On Saturday I helped hand out prizes for the inaugural NSW Seniors Men’s Open Golf Championship held at the Thurgoona Country Club Resort, and won by Grant Kenny. The NSW Government helped sponsor this event which has showcased and highlighted the achievements of our senior golfers and will inspire other seniors to increase their participation in sport and recreation. Local 'senior' golfers were joined by veteran stars of the sport like Peter Senior (pictured), Ian Baker-Finch and Craig Parry. The competition should be here for the next three years. Thanks also go to NSW Office of Sport, Golf NSW, Liverpool Catholic Club and AlburyCity.
    What a tournament! On Saturday I helped hand out prizes for the inaugu
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Spending the day around the electorate as a member of the NSW Parliament Investment, Industry and Regional Development Committee, speaking with startups about the challenges they face in a regional area. Nsw Trade & Investment Dept Possum Works John Barilaro NBN Australia
    Spending the day around the electorate as a member of the NSW Parliame
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    86 weeks ago Christine Patricia Dick
    Stunning!
    86 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!
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    There are a lot more trucks driving on our roads. While they have many safety features like extra mirrors, they do have blind spots. Truck drivers are looking out for you, so you should look out for them – it’s a shared responsibility. See what happened when experienced car drivers sat in the truck driver’s seat. It’s a shocker. The Staysafe Committee is about to commence an Inquiry into heavy vehicle safety and use of technology to improve road safety. Video prepared by NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight.