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
November 5th, 2018
MORATORIUM ON NEW WATER EXTRACTION LICENCES MORATORIUM ON NEW WATER EXTRACTION LICENCES
Member for Lismore Thomas George is supporting calls for an independent investigation into water extraction, requesting the NSW Government stop issuing licences for commercial water extraction operations which take water off site
October 26th, 2018
New sorting facility saves 10,000 tonnes from landfill
A new commercial waste sorting facility at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery will help divert up to 10,000 tonnes of waste from landfill and create around 10 full-time jobs.
Lismore City Council’s new $2.5 million commercial waste sorting facility was open
October 11th, 2018
GIRDER DELIVERIES FOR THE NEW TABULAM BRIDGE
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next Monday on the Pacific Highway at Woodburn, and also on Coraki Road and the Bruxner Highway between Casino and Tabulam.
Twelve large bridge girders will be transported under police escort from Brisbane via the
October 8th, 2018
INCUBATOR EVENT FUND OPEN FOR EVENTS IN THE LISMORE ELECTORATE
Member for Lismore Thomas George is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held in the Lismore 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.
September 28th, 2018
DELIVERING POWER BILL RELIEF FOR NORTH COAST HOUSEHOLDS
The NSW Government has announced $15 million in clean energy funding for a new solar program aimed at saving low-income households hundreds of dollars each year on their power bills.
North Coast Nationals MPs Chris Gulaptis, Thomas George, Ben Franklin and Geo
September 27th, 2018
STATE’S MOST POPULAR SENIORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT RETURNS TO LISMORE
Once again seniors in Lismore will have the opportunity to sing along to their favourite carols at the Seniors Christmas Concert extravaganza this December.
Member for Lismore Thomas George announced the highly anticipated concert, which will featu
September 27th, 2018
CRICKET TOUR PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON LISMORE’S MENTAL HEALTH
Professional and local cricket legends new and old will team up with one of NSW’s leading rural mental health programs to deliver life-saving mental health messages to the Lismore community.
Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced the Baggy Blues C
September 21st, 2018
LISMORE AND NIMBIN CCTV NETWORKS SET FOR EXPANSION
Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed the announcement CCTV networks in both Lismore and Nimbin will be upgraded and expanded thanks to a $244,500 NSW Government Community Safety Fund grant.
In April Mr George announced funding to allow Lismore City Council
September 14th, 2018
$268,956 GRANT TAKES LISMORE MOUNTAIN BIKING UP A GEAR
Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced $268,956 in funding to begin work on the first stage of an international standard mountain bike facility at Lismore, through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The grant will f