Kevin Humphries

ANZAC MEMORIAL ARTWORK HONOURS BARWON SOLDIERS

28 March 2017

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.

ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE BOOST

27 March 2017 

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

22 March 2017

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.

FUNDING BOOST FOR BARWON SPORTS CLUBS

21 March 2017

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has announced $50,000 in NSW Government funding for sporting clubs around the Barwon Electorate.

Presenting funding to sports clubs in Gilgandra last week, Mr Humphries said the funding had been provided as part of the 2015/16 Local Sport Grant Program.

“A total of $50,000 has been awarded to 14 sporting clubs for a number of great projects,” Mr Humphries said.

“We have funding for everything from new rugby team uniforms, cricket kits, umpire coaching courses and installation of lighting on sports ovals.

PROPOSED SOLAR FARMS TO BENEFIT BARWON

20 March 2017

Planned solar farms for Nevertire, Gilgandra, Narrabri and Walgett would create jobs and benefit the economy of Barwon, the Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said today.

“If approved, the proposals could generate sustainable power and local jobs in these towns,” Mr Humphries said.

“Our aim is for a secure, reliable, affordable and clean energy future and projects such as these are great opportunities that enable us to deliver on this as well as a boon to our local economy.”

NEXT STAGE – WATER REFORM

20 March 2017

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

20 March 2017

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). 

SAY ‘NO WAY’ TO BULLYING

16 March 2017

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.

Narrabri Electorate Office

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