Kevin Humphries

FAR WEST TRADIES SET TO SAVE BIG BUCKS UNDER LICENSING REFORMS

10 OCTOBER 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said around 160 tradies in the Barwon Electorate will save approximately $300,000 over 10 years by not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business Reforms. This follows extensive public consultation, which also showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses.

“This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and our local tradies, because it maintains important protections, while also reducing costs.

INCUBATOR EVENT FUND OPEN FOR EVENTS IN BARWON

10 October 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held in the Barwon electorate from January to June next year, to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help attract more visitors and boost local economies.

Mr Humphries said the 2019 Incubator Event Fund offers annual grants to events in rural and regional NSW to assist in areas such as marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research.

FUNDING FOR SAFE AND SECURE WATER IN WALGETT

8 October 2018

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and the Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced Walgett Shire Council had secured a total of $8.3 million to raise the Walgett Weir and construct a fishway.

“Everyone in NSW deserves access to secure, reliable and high-quality water and that’s why I am delighted to announce this new funding that will improve the water security for Walgett, and maintain fish stocks,” Mr Humphries said.

“Raising of the weir will improve long term amenity of Walgett’s water.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 RESTORATION AND REHABILATION GRANTS PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

10 October 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced today that applications for grants under the NSW Environment Trust’s Restoration and Rehabilitation Program are open for community and government organisations to create more sustainable management of environmental assets and services.

“We are calling for grant applications for this historic program which has run for more than 25 years to help the community and government drive better long term outcomes for the environment,” Kevin Humphries said.

GREATER ACCESS TO DROUGHT SUPPORT

9 October 2018

The NSW Government recently announced it is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test.

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the current criteria is being lifted from a $1 million off-farm assets to $5 million, which means more farmers will now be eligible to access drought assistance.

GREATER ACCESS TO DROUGHT SUPPORT

8 October 2018 

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries has announced that the NSW Government is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test. 

“The current criteria is being lifted from a $1 million off-farm assets test to $5 million, which means more farmers will now be eligible to access drought assistance. 

“This change acknowledges the efforts of farmers who have diversified their assets, but understandably still need help during these tough times.

$1.2 MILLION IN STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES GRANTS FOR BREWARRINA SHIRE

2 October 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries today announced $1,269,460 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Brewarrina Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Local council secured NSW Government funding for 2 projects, which include upgrades to sporting and community facilities across the Brewarrina Shire region.
“This fund invests in infrastructure projects throughout our regional communities.

BARWON SCHOOLS OPEN FOR PLAY OVER HOLIDAYS

2 October 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said local schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts available to the public these school holidays.

Bellata Public School and Quambone Public School will throw their gates open to the community as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program.

Mr Humphries encouraged members of the local community to use the schools and their facilities over the coming holiday period.

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