Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced that soldiers from the Barwon Electorate who enlisted and fought in the Great War are to be honoured as part of a stunning artwork at the refurbished Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.
Brewarrina, Dunedoo and Hermidale are among 1,699 NSW towns, suburbs and localities where soldiers enlisted from for the Great War.
As part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, soil samples will be taken from these sites and displayed in the Hall of Service as part of a permanent artwork by artist Fiona Hall.
Local community and government organisations in Barwon are being encouraged to apply for funding for environment and tourism projects under the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, said the fund aims to increase tourist visitation by supporting regional environment and tourism infrastructure projects to help grow and diversify regional economies across the State.
TOURISM FUNDING BOOST FOR COBAR AND LIGHTNING RIDGE
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has announced two exciting new projects have received funding under a joint NSW and Commonwealth Government tourism program.
A new hotel and conference centre will be built at Cobar, while funding has been provided to further progress the Australian Opal Centre at Lightning Ridge.
State Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announced funding for the projects had been allocated under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program for 2016-17.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries is setting the scene for the next stage of water reform in the Far West, putting on the table an outline to deliver Stage 3.
Stage 1 was always about fast tracking an emergency water back-up supply for Broken Hill, which was completed with works at the interconnecting channel at Copi Hollow and water bores. With that complete, work also began on the big project, Stage 2 and the long term security of Broken Hill’s water supply, to be achieved by the construction of the Murray/Broken Hill water pipeline.
BOURKE DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS NOW ON A SAFER PATHWAY
Domestic and family violence victims living in the Bourke area will now have a single contact point to access the support they need with the rollout of a new Safer Pathway site.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced the new site is now operational, with the Bourke Safety Action Meeting [SAM] taking place this month.
The Bourke SAM covers the Darling River police Local Area Command (LAC).
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries encouraged the Far West community to come together to stamp out bullying on Friday, March 17.
More than 1,500 schools across Australia are set to take part in the seventh National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
The day is run for school communities across the country to take a stand against bullying, and is also an opportunity for schools to share their anti-bullying policies, strategies and programs with the wider community.