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  • 17 hours ago by Greg Aplin

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    MY LAST TUMBATREK? Time will tell! Here's Owen Fitzgerald briefing walkers on Tumbatrek with Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack part of the group. As ever, a great time in the outdoors and a terrific way to bring attention to this beautiful part of the world.
    MY LAST TUMBATREK?Time will tell! Here's Owen Fitzgerald briefing wal
  • 17 hours ago by Greg Aplin

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    On Saturday I officially opened the upgraded tennis courts at Howlong. Six of them! I am pleased that the NSW Government came to the party with a grant of $110,000 from the Stronger Communities Fund, to strip the existing courts back to the earth, fix the drainage and tree root issues, and gradually rebuild the level and replace the playing surface. A further NSW Government grant of $180,000 will refurbish rooms at Howlong Tennis Club, providing disabled access, amenities and sun protection. This comes under our program for local sporting infrastructure. That’s two aces for the Tennis Club! And ‘love all’ for Howlong. Tennis NSW Federation Council
    On Saturday I officially opened the upgraded tennis courts at Howlong.
    10 hours ago
    Great work for the sport and kids well done st
  • 4 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    In Sydney today with Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health and Sarah Lance, CEO of St John Ambulance NSW and St John volunteers at the CPR Challenge as part of the ShockingAUS campaign. We were out on the streets of Sydney helping to raise awareness that learning CPR and using a defibrillator can save thousands of lives in NSW every year. St John Ambulance #bradhazzard
    In Sydney today with Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health and Sarah Lance
    4 days ago
    That's awesome Greg, if I was in the City I'd pop past and say hi.
    4 days ago
    Great work Greg! Great to see you getting involved in such an important initiative.
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    National Service Day in Albury on the 10th. I spoke a few words and laid a wreath in remembrance at the ceremony. There is a hunger among Australia’s young people to know more … to understand what happened to other young people conscripted to fight. The Vietnam war is in our famous songs, on our TVs, and in our school syllabus. It is remembered. It is no wonder that, right across Australia, national servicemen continue to gather on occasions like this one, the anniversary of the day the last Nasho completed his army obligation.
    National Service Day in Albury on the 10th. I spoke a few words and la
  • 6 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    RAIL TRAIL PROGRESS Construction phase of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is on target to commence at the end of March 2019. We are at the stage where a number of planning elements are nearly completed: detailed survey of the corridor and trail alignment; pegging of the full corridor; bridge assessment. Snowy Valleys Council’s Mayor Cr James Hayes said: “Community ownership of this project is a very important aspect of a successful delivery and it is gratifying to see the input and commitment from community groups like the Friends of the Rail Trail and the Tumbarumba Historical Society making such a positive impact on the project. “Member for Albury, Greg Aplin and I met up with members of the rail trail working group today for a review of the draft designs and discussions on the program of works to be undertaken.” This project is a tribute to real cooperation between local community enthusiasts, council and the NSW Government. Can’t wait to see it opened! PIC: L-R Cr Bruce Wright, Snowy Valleys Council; Greg Aplin MP, Member for Albury; Owen Fitzgerald, Friends of the Rail Trail; Ron Frew, Tumbarumba Historical Society; Mayor Cr James Hayes, Snowy Valleys Council, Cr Cor Smit Snowy Valleys Council RailTrails Australia Snowy Valleys Council
    RAIL TRAIL PROGRESSConstruction phase of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood R
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    TRAFFIC IN ALBURY'S EAST AlburyCity is seeking community feedback to plan for traffic from the Hume Highway interchange on Borella Rd out to Kerr Road. This follows on from population growth and development to the east of the city. “It will investigate planning and transport matters, such as vehicle, pedestrian and cycle access, and crossings and major intersections. It will ensure the city has infrastructure to support the growth of health services, industry, local businesses and residential areas,” says council. The NSW Government is assisting by funding the research. You can contribute either through council’s Have a Say page (see link below) or by attending a community workshop at the Robert Brown Room, AlburyCity offices, between 6 pm and 7.30 pm on Wednesday 13 February. https://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/have-a-say/borella-road-and-riverina-highway-corridor-strategy
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    MAJOR STATEWIDE BOOST TO EATING DISORDER CARE People living with an eating disorder will have more support and better access to services thanks to a $9.6 million funding boost announced today by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies said existing funding will be more than doubled, to $16.8 million over the next four years, to grow the service coordination work of The InsideOut Institute and expand frontline Eating Disorder Coordinators positions. “The treatment and prevention of eating disorders is a key priority of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government,” Mrs Davies said. “This funding boost will allow us to connect more people to the medical and mental health supports they need when being treated for an eating disorder.” Eating Disorder Coordinators, trained by the InsideOut Institute, provide invaluable education to Local Health District (LHD) teams while also helping patients and their carers navigate their way to clinical supports, already provided by LHDs. Clinical supports include a number of disciplines such as medical, psychiatry, dietetics, and other therapies like physiotherapy. Mrs Davies said the funding will grow The InsideOut Institute team from 1.4 full-time equivalent positions to nine, which will bolster their service coordination work. “The InsideOut Institute is instrumental to improving the lives of people in NSW who experience an eating disorder or care for someone who does,” Mrs Davies said. Dr Sarah Maguire, Director of Australia’s national research and clinical excellence body The InsideOut Institute, co-hosted by Sydney LHD and the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney, said today’s announcement will enable her team to provide more leadership, advice and training to LHDs. “It takes a team to care for someone living with an eating disorder – this can be an overwhelming experience for the patient and their carers, and also for the clinician. The expansion will mean they can be helped through this process,” Dr Maguire said. For more information go to http://www.insideoutinstitute.org.au. If you, or someone you know, needs crisis support phone Lifeline on 13 11 14. To access services in your local area contact the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    With 1 million vouchers downloaded since they went live, I would like to remind parents to download the $100 Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers from http://www.service.nsw.gov.au In addition to the hugely popular Active Kids vouchers launched last year, parents can now download $100 vouchers for their school age children enrolled in creative and cultural activities, such as music, photography, language and coding. The new school year has started and these vouchers will help parents plan for their children's activities and factor the cost of those activities into the household budget. PIC: Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, at Service NSW in Albury, with Stephen O’Connell, CEO of Murray Conservatorium, and the Little family of music students. Murray Conservatorium NSW Fair Trading #CreativeKids
    With 1 million vouchers downloaded since they went live, I would like
    1 week ago
    Once more, this is piecemeal politics, as bad as Sussan Ley handing out times tables charts. The very real problem of a demoralised and over stressed teaching profession is not being discussed. You want quality education? Start by respecting teachers and allowing them to actually have a voice in their own profession.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Out at Henty for the announcement of $3.1 million in NSW Government funding for the Henty rail crossing project. Along with funding from the federal government and Greater Hume Shire Council, this will provide a much needed safety upgrade as well as working in closely with Graincorp expansion plans. The new crossing at Grubben Road, 800 metres north of the current unprotected crossing, would have signals and boom gates while a 1.2km Olympic Highway realignment would let B-triples safely pass over railway tracks. Locals know that large numbers of grain trucks drive through Henty because they are too long to safely use the current Williams Crossing, regardless of whether they are travelling north or south along the Olympic Highway. The new alignment will allow B-triples to safely wait on the Olympic Highway if a train is passing through the crossing and then travel directly to GrainCorp, meaning they will no longer have to detour through the town. Taking trucks off local streets will improve pedestrian safety in Henty while the new custom designed crossing will reduce the risk of intrusions, like the 2013 near miss when a truck and passenger train almost collided at the current crossing. A terrific project to boost the economy of Henty and local businesses. PIC: GM of Greater Hume Shire Council Steven Pinnuck and Graham Scholz, farmer and rep from the silo committee. Greater Hume Council #Graincorp
    Out at Henty for the announcement of $3.1 million in NSW Government fu
    2 weeks ago
    Took a while but great result. Even more impressive, the cooperation required...road, rail, private enterprise, three levels of gov & community. Greater Hume Shire, gold medal in the art of herding cats!
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Australia Day at Walla Walla. With Citizen of the Year, John Seidel, and A capella group, Good Gravy, who led the National Anthem and later performed “Shelter”. How wonderful to have such a talented group perform - they received great applause from the large and appreciative audience at Walla Walla. Greater Hume Council Walla-Walla, New South Wales, Australia
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Out at Walla Walla for the 150th anniversary. Wonderful street parade with many carts, horses and of course children.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Federation Festival parade at Corowa on Sunday. A terrific sound!
    Federation Festival parade at Corowa on Sunday. A terrific sound!
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    AUSTRALIA DAY at Mulwala Ski Club. The ski show - spectacular and local talent on display.
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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Proud to be with the Premier acknowledging the hard work of local volunteer Rae Smith for her long efforts with animal rescue here. Well done Rae!
    Proud to be with the Premier acknowledging the hard work of local volu
    3 weeks ago
    Well done Rae!!!!
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    ALBURY TO GET $45 MILLION HEALTH BOOST At Albury Hospital today with the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian to announce new funding to expand acute health services on the Albury Campus. Great news!
    ALBURY TO GET $45 MILLION HEALTH BOOSTAt Albury Hospital today with
    3 weeks ago
    Great news!
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    Yay! Can I help you spend it.... ??Albury needs more health products!
    3 weeks ago
    New carpark???? And emergency?????
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    3 weeks ago
    Fantastic news thanks Greg
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT ALBURY BRAIN AND MIND CENTRE People in Albury will soon have improved access to community mental health services as the new $3 million Brain and Mind Centre begins to take shape. Member for Albury Greg Aplin was joined today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to inspect the first stage of the project. “This wonderful purpose-built facility will ensure modern, first class mental health services are available to the people of Albury,” Ms Berejiklian said. “I’m pleased initial demolition works are now complete and the next stage of the redevelopment will begin. We are on track to complete the building by the end of the year.” The Brain and Mind Centre will be located on the Mercy Health campus in Albury. The new centre will give people access to Community Mental Health Programs run by both government and not-for-profit organisations. With one in five people experiencing a mental illness at some stage in their life projects like the Brain and Mind Centre are critical. In addition to the Brain and Mind Centre redevelopment, the NSW Government has recently funded Albury Wodonga Health to develop a clinical services plan for mental health services across the region. This planning will investigate the type of services and facilities needed at Nolan House and more broadly in the region. “We have previously said Nolan House would be a priority project of this Government and we remain committed to providing funding once planning has been undertaken and we know the types of services and facilities needed at Nolan House.”
    CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT ALBURY BRAIN AND MIND CENTRE People in Albu
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    ARTS MONEY FOR ALBURY Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, was in Albury today to announce $184,640 in grants for local cultural organisations. • The Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) will benefit from a $100,000 Arts and Cultural Organisations Program grant to support its 2019 program, with the aim of showcasing excellence in local, national and international arts and cultural practice throughout the year. • Through a $74,000 Regional Partnerships grant, Albury City’s Library Museum will lead a major partnership initiative, Aftermath: WWI's impact on our Community, for the region, incorporating Albury City, Greater Hume Shire, the Museum Advisor program, Wiradjuri Aboriginal Organisations, Murray Arts, CSU and community museums. The project will include a major Library and Museum exhibition, smaller exhibits in each museum and an online exhibition. It will involve engagement of artists, strong programming, significant mentoring and will provide cultural tourism outcomes. • The Flying Fruit Fly (Circus) Foundation will receive a $10,640 Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund grant to stage the Bouncing River Kids: Leaders weekly circus skills workshop and leadership program. The initiative will engage between 15-20 students in the Albury Aboriginal community and is a partnership with the James Fallon High School's Aboriginal Education Team and Albury City Council, with the aim of identifying and nurturing emerging community leaders. Last year the organisation benefitted from a $43,497 Regional Cultural Fund grant to afford major new circus apparatus and solar panels. I appreciate the Minister making time to visit some of Albury’s premier cultural organisations and assist them in their programming with financial support. A lot of good will come to our community from this.
    ARTS MONEY FOR ALBURYMinister for the Arts Don Harwin, was in Albury
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Here's a quick little summary of the state of what we're working on across the Albury Electorate. Lots of projects, lots of funding. It's good to see the picture coming together -- in some cases after years of planning and working closely with local organisations. Congratulations everyone and Happy Christmas to you!
    ALBURY ELECTORATE PROJECTS IN SUMMARY
    7 weeks ago
    No idea if you’re Albury MP current because no one lists this on profile but just in case
    7 weeks ago
    Please look into Alburys housing commission cages. They’re housing your most vulnerable and not most with disabilities. They are so tiny for single ppl you can’t fit a sofa in them only one lounge chair. They get no updates or painting so they’re not dark. If they want a wardrobe or cooking they pay for it. They have disabilities, if you don’t know what that means go visit and you’ll hang head in shame. The ones with kids are fine they get room and love from kids. The single people get treated much more than a caged zoo animal. Their enclosure at Albury is so small, I visit and cry when leaving. I can’t beleive a council approved that when it was built. My shed out back is much bigger. Please please look into it and remove the single people from the tiny box’s they live in. Renovate them too but I believe they should be closed
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Up at Tumbarumba to open the bike pump track and to keep informed about progress with our rebuild of the MPS -- starting to take shape. Snowy Valleys Council
    Up at Tumbarumba to open the bike pump track and to keep informed abou
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Presenting a cheque for the plaque recognising the 150th anniversary of Mulwala Public School. A real milestone of success for this wonderful school!
    Presenting a cheque for the plaque recognising the 150th anniversary o
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    A new probationary constable will soon begin duties at Murray River Police District, where he will embark on his new policing career. Community safety is absolutely paramount, and I welcome the new probationary constable back to Albury. Constable Rawaqa was raised in Albury and has returned to the community in this important role. Minister for Police Troy Grant said the Liberals & Nationals Government has also committed to fortify the force into the future with the recent investment of more than $583 million over four years to deliver 1500 extra police. NSW Police Force
    A new probationary constable will soon begin duties at Murray River Po
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    On Friday I was at Burrumbuttock Public School to attend the opening of new playground equipment, funded by the P&C. What great work! With me in this pic, apart from the kids, are Lynne Johnston, Principal; Ash Lindner P&C President; Merryl Lindner past P&C President. Burrumbuttock, New South Wales
    On Friday I was at Burrumbuttock Public School to attend the opening o
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Out at Burrumbuttock Tennis Club to announce a sports grant of $20,000 to resurface two courts with synthetic grass. Here with me are Jenny Jacob, Merryl Lindner and Maurice Tynan. Well done to all at the Club! Have a great summer of tennis. Stuart Ayres Tennis NSW
    Out at Burrumbuttock Tennis Club to announce a sports grant of $20,000
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    FIRST STATEWIDE MILK BANK FOR PREMATURE BABIES Vulnerable premature babies will have a better chance of fighting off life-threatening infections and disease with the first statewide donor human milk bank to open in NSW. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said donor human milk will be pasteurised in a purpose-built centre, run jointly by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and NSW Health. “Around 1000 babies are born every year in NSW at less than 32 weeks gestational age, or of a very low birth weight and many need specialised care,” Mr Hazzard said. “Breast milk is liquid gold for these little ones at this critical time, as it contains all the vital nutrients essential for growth and protection against disease. “Many mums of premmie babies can experience problems with their milk supply but now mums can access donor milk, while efforts to boost their own supply continue.” Pasteurised donor human milk is recommended by the World Health Organisation as a first alternative to infant formula when there is insufficient mother’s milk available. Australian Red Cross Blood Service spokesperson Jenni Mack said the Milk Bank based at Alexandria in Sydney will operate under world’s best practice standards. “Just like a blood bank, the Milk Bank will screen donors, collect, process and test the donated breast milk, then track and distribute this precious resource,” Ms Mack said. For very low birth weight infants and those born before 32 weeks gestational age research shows human milk reduces the risk of the potentially life-threatening gut-disorder necrotizing enterocolitis and bacterial infections.
    10 weeks ago
    Fantastic initiative!
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At the Bert Evans Scholarship presentation to Jacob Aldridge. In the photo with me are Angela Rey (Training Coordinator Riverina), Graeme Chugg (employer, Modem Construction Group) and Jacob. The Bert Evans Scholarship provides a little financial help to really motivated, talented apprentices so they can concentrate on their studies and work. Jacob is completing his Certificate III in Carpentry. Congratulations Jacob!
    At the Bert Evans Scholarship presentation to Jacob Aldridge. In the p
  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Here we are at the opening of the shade shelter at Henty Bowling Club. Dedicated to Bruce Diffey who maintains the greens in immaculate condition. Named “Diff’s Domain” on a wooden plaque unveiled at the official opening. Bruce Diffey and Henty Community Club President Alison Scott in photo. I was pleased to assist the NSW Government in delivering $20,000 under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program to construct “an all-purpose weather shelter for bowlers and for associated electrical items for night use” at Henty. There's a sport for everyone! Henty, New South Wales Greater Hume Council #HentyBowlingClub Stuart Ayres
    Here we are at the opening of the shade shelter at Henty Bowling Club.
  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Down at Albury PCYC where there is a Return & Earn recycling machine. I am pleased to announce that the NSW Government is extending financial assistance to independent NSW retailers impacted by the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) near the southern border until 2020. This is a great result that will give NSW border retailers the confidence to compete with their southern counterparts on a level playing field. The ACT commenced a container deposit scheme in June while Queensland is expected to implement a scheme at the end of 2018. Victoria has not yet committed to a container deposit scheme. It’s clear that the people of NSW are behind the CDS with a recent survey showing 81 per cent of the public support the scheme, with only six per cent opposed. Almost a billion containers have been deposited in Return and Earn reverse vending machines in NSW since the scheme was launched December 2017. Return & Earn Reverse Vending Machine Department of Planning and Environment AlburyCity
    Down at Albury PCYC where there is a Return & Earn recycling machine.
  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At Albury Entertainment Centre with silver reindeer and assorted friends. For the first time the NSW Seniors Christmas Concert is being held in Albury. A large crowd is at the 10:30am show, with a second performance at 2pm. Securing the Seniors Christmas Concert is a win for our local seniors who are enjoying a full-scale production and fun day out leading up to the Christmas season. The concerts celebrate and show our appreciation for everything Albury seniors do for their families and our community, and they will be thoroughly enjoyed by all. Damien Leith is the headline act for the touring concerts and performs Christmas favourites to the senior concert-goers. “It is wonderful to be a part of the concerts,” Damien said. “To be able to see the smiles and enjoyment of seniors in the crowd is very rewarding. I am glad to be part of an initiative that is creating a fun experience for seniors ahead of the festive season.” NSW Schools Spectacular graduates, Charlotte Rhiane and Nicholas Gentile will join Damien Leith on stage to entertain the crowd with outstanding performances. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the free concerts aim to bring joy to older Australians through remarkable musical performances. On with the show! Seniors News @familyandcommunityservicesnsw AlburyCity Tanya Davies MP
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    11 weeks ago
    Did you sing too Greg?