Heartland Magazine Issue 38 February/March Edition

Category: Community Service

Community Services and Charities

FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued

February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm. What is happening MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.

High demand careers are in focus at TAFE NSW InfoFest

January 16th, 2020
High demand careers are in focus at TAFE NSW InfoFest TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Marie Larkings is encouraging school leavers explore their vocational education options at the TAFE NSW Lismore, Ballina and Casino InfoFests next week. Ms Larkings said that considering the announcement of fee-free traineeships

NEW GRAFTON BRIDGE CROSSING OPENS TO TRAFFIC

December 12th, 2019
NEW GRAFTON BRIDGE CROSSING OPENS TO TRAFFIC The new bridge at Grafton opened to traffic today, improving traffic flow and supporting local economies in and around the riverside city. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the $240 million NSW Government funded bridge would be a game changer for locals. “It can

Northern NSW a rural health leader amid near record activity

December 11th, 2019
Northern NSW a rural health leader amid near record activity The longest flu season in NSW since the 2009 pandemic was a significant contributor to record numbers of emergency department (ED) presentations across the state, reflected in the latest Bureau of Health Information report. Northern NSW Local Health Distric

Attracting more students to our community

October 31st, 2019
Attracting more students to our community 26 scholarships are available to international and domestic students to study in our community next year, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “There will be 16 scholarships at Southern Cross University in Lismore and 10 scholarships at the Wollongbar campus of TAF

Ballina Free Brake Checks and BBQ to put focus on Motorcycle Safety

October 31st, 2019
Ballina Free Brake Checks and BBQ to put focus on Motorcycle Safety On Wednesday 13 November, motorcyclists in Ballina are invited to drop in to the ‘Bikes, Brakes and BBQ’ event at Ballina Motorcycles for a free brake check and sausage sandwich. The event will be held at Ballina Motorcycles 21 Kerr Street Ballin

Telcos tackle mobile number fraud and identity theft

October 16th, 2019
Telcos tackle mobile number fraud and identity theft The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today welcomed newly implemented measures to tackle mobile number fraud—the gateway to identity theft. Mobile number fraud occurs when scammers steal personal details to gain control of a person’s phone n

Chris Gulaptis MP SERVICE NSW SUPPORTS BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

October 15th, 2019
SERVICE NSW SUPPORTS BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES The Service NSW Mobile Service Centre has been diverted and extra assistance is being offered to residents of Northern NSW towns devastated by bushfires. Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the bus will be in Rappville on Friday to help residents replace importan

GEOFF PROVEST 28 MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEW MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE IN NSW

October 14th, 2019
GEOFF PROVEST 28 MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEW MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE IN NSW Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced Tweed Shire Council, community groups and industry in the Tweed community are eligible to apply for a share of $28 million of funding to improve maritime facilities as part of the third round of the B

MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE on the 28th of November 2019

October 14th, 2019
MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE on the 28th of November 2019 The Richmond Valley Family Violence Liaison Committee invite you to join us in a MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE on the 28th of November 2019 at 10:00 am, meeting outside the Richmond Valley Council office, 19-25 Woodburn St, Evans Head. This is an annual event and was succes

BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE FOR RICHMOND VALLEY COMMUNITIES

October 10th, 2019
BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE FOR RICHMOND VALLEY COMMUNITIES Disaster assistance has been made available for communities in Richmond Valley in response to the impacts of the Busbys Flat Road fire. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Federal

Lismore Delivering Safer Streets in Our Community

October 8th, 2019
Lismore Delivering Safer Streets in Our Community New CCTV Cameras being installed in Lismore CBD will improve safety and lower crime, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Lismore City Council received a $433,000 Federal Government grant to replace the 1998 analog system with 56 new digital cameras to pro

Casino’s revitalised Drill Hall precinct open to visitors and community

October 3rd, 2019
Casino’s revitalised Drill Hall precinct open to visitors and community THE southern gateway to Casino has an iconic new public space for visitors and the local community with the opening of the revitalised Casino Drill Hall precinct today. Set on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, the $2.5 million Drill Ha

Kyogle Council offers employment opportunities to area’s youth

October 1st, 2019
Kyogle Council offers employment opportunities to area’s youth Kyogle Council is taking direct action when it comes to getting young people into jobs. The Council has teamed up with Local Government Group Training (LGGT) to offer six apprenticeships and two traineeships in the areas of bridge and road construction

BRUTON Basketball Camp at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

September 30th, 2019
BRUTON Basketball Camp at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre Ballina’s Indoor Sports Centre has been put through its paces before its official opening with 60 young basketballers from Taree to the Gold Coast trying out the facility on the weekend 28/29 September 2019. Former Brisbane Bullet, Cal Bruton and son

Kevin Hogan MP Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

September 30th, 2019
Recognising our Local Sporting Champions Will 15-year-old Tanayah Harley and 14 year-old Oscar Kennett be the next Libby Trickett and James Magnussen when it comes to swimming and 14-year-old Payton Schweizer and 13-year-old Neve Schweizer be the next Ash Barty and Samantha Stosur when it comes to tennis Could 13-yea

Richmond Valley Council Water Restrictions

September 27th, 2019
LEVEL THREE WATER RESTRICTIONS IN CASINO AND SURROUNDS We have had many people come in to the Heartland Magazine office asking do we know what the water restrictions mean and how much water can they use. Good question we thought, so we spoke to RV Council and have the information for the greater community Thank you

South Lismore flood mitigation works underway

September 27th, 2019
South Lismore flood mitigation works underway Work on the South Lismore Flood Mitigation Works Project is likely to commence in the next couple of weeks with SEE Civil recently appointed the principal contractor to undertake bulk earthworks. The $8.2 million project funded by the NSW Government involves diverti

Kevin Hogan MP Immediate drought assistance available

September 27th, 2019
Immediate drought assistance available Farming families will have access to a new support package that delivers nearly $100 million to drought-hit communities. This is on top of more than $7 billion in drought support funding already provided by the Government, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This la
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