April 7th, 2020
Saffin says bushfire-affected residents must not be forgotten
THE bushfire season may have ended a week ago, but Lismore MP Janelle Saffin says the plight of Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands residents who lost homes, animals and property last year must not be forgotten.
Ms Saffin vowed to continue her sustaine
April 6th, 2020
FREE TAFE COURSES TO SUPPORT NSW IN PANDEMIC
A SUITE of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the State who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the pandemic response has had a dramatic effect on communities and working l
March 23rd, 2020
20 projects share in $300,000 to build communities: Saffin
STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin today (Monday, March 23) announced that 20 community projects across her electorate will share $300,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.
Ms Saffin called on the Govern
March 23rd, 2020
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February 26th, 2020
MORE DELAYS AS VETERANS FORCED TO WAIT MONTHS FOR $250 TRAVEL CARD
Veterans are again being left on the side of the road by the Nationals, with reports they will be forced to wait up to three months before they can apply for the Regional Seniors Travel Card.
The Nationals had initially excluded pension-aged veterans
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.
January 21st, 2020
Saffin hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government in Lismore, Kyogle
LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin today (Tuesday, January 21) hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren MP for roundtable discussions with Lismore City and Kyogle councils.
Ms Saffin said Mr Warren, who is also NSW Shadow Minister for V
October 22nd, 2019
School demountables shortchange our students
THE Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s spending explosion on demountables continues to shortchange students in public schools across the Northern Rivers region, according to State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin.
Ms Saffin said Budget estimates had revealed that there s
September 25th, 2019
Kyogle Council project wins NSW emergency management award
An innovative project led, by Kyogle Council, to ensure local communities are more prepared and better able to recover from disasters has won the NSW Get Ready Community Award.
The project - Kyogle Community-Managed Action Plan for an Emergency Evacuation C
March 18th, 2019
LISMORE ONE STEP CLOSER TO FLOOD FREE FUTURE
A major effort to reduce the flood risk facing businesses and residents in Lismore has begun with Member for Lismore Thomas George, Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin and Lismore City Council (LCC) Mayor Isaac Smith turning the first sod on Lismore’s flood miti
February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma.
Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding
February 21st, 2019
COMMUNITY CHASING DOWN YELLOW CRAZY ANTS
A surveillance blitz will kick off across the Lismore Local Government Area this weekend, with over 600 random inspections by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) staff to determine the extent of yellow crazy ants (YCA).
YCA were first detected in central Lismore in May
January 21st, 2019
CUDDLY CANINES BRING CALM TO COURT IN LISMORE
Therapy dogs have ‘repawted’ for duty at Lismore Courthouse as part of a program to reduce anxiety for vulnerable people, Member for Lismore Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin announced today.
Mr George said Guide Dogs NSW
January 17th, 2019
$4.2 MILLION SEALS THE CLARENCE WAY
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have today announced $4.2 million dollars to seal the final 15 kilometre of the Clarence Way.
Mr George said the funding allocated through the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program,
January 17th, 2019
$2.77 MILLION DOLLARS ADDRESSES LOAD LIMITS ON TENTERFIELD’S BRIDGES
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have today announced $2.77 million to help Tenterfield Shire Council alleviate load limits on local bridges.
The funding will allow Council to assess the saf
January 16th, 2019
LISMORE HOSPITAL’S NORTH TOWER ‘TOPS OUT’
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and the Northern NSW Local Health District have marked a high point in the construction of the Lismore Base Hospital North Tower project with a traditional topping out ceremony.
Mr George unveiled a small shrub and signed his name
January 11th, 2019
NORPA TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE FOR PERFROMING ARTS
Member for Lismore Thomas George and Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Nationals candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin have announced the Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre(NORPA) has successfully secured $1.116 million as part of the sec
November 28th, 2018
$162,337 HELPS BUILD A STRONGER LISMORE
Ten projects in Lismore have today secured $162,337 in funding for projects through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program.
Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the State Government funds will support the great work of the North Coast National A
November 27th, 2018
EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER
Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin has criticised the Greens after they once again supported comments condemning the cattle industry.
The Greens candidate for Page recently posted on social media that “cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting
November 27th, 2018
MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH
Tenterfield residents are being urged to start a meaningful conversation with friends, loved ones and colleagues, with the Bruce Binge Memorial Rugby League Team set to promote the RUOK message when they visit Goondiwindi in February.
November 20th, 2018
REVIEW INTO NORTHERN RIVERS BOTTLED WATER
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair of an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern R
November 19th, 2018
REFURBISHED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT URBENVILLE MPS OFFICIALLY OPEN
Member for Lismore Thomas George has officially opened the newly refurbished Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service Emergency Department at a community open day.
The refurbishments were part of $430,000 funding from the NSW Government aimed at improving t
November 16th, 2018
THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES REVIEW INTO SECURITY AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS
Member for Lismore Thomas George, has today welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into safety and security at public hospitals, launched by NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard.
The review which will be conducted by former Health and Police Minister,
November 8th, 2018
Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open
Expressions of Interest for round six of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative small grants program are now open.
The program is open to landholders with rural properties bigger than two hectares who wish to improve their land through ecological restor